Take as Needed for Pain

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Take as Needed for Pain
Studio album by Eyehategod
Released November 22, 1993
Recorded Studio 13, New Orleans
Genre Sludge metal
Length Original: 49:33
Reissue: 1:09:48
Label Century Media
Producer Eyehategod
Eyehategod chronology
In the Name of Suffering
Take as Needed for Pain
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Take as Needed for Pain is the second album by American sludge metal band Eyehategod, released on November 22, 1993. According to Mike Williams, it was the favorite album of nearly all band members, and his favorite album title, with the exception of Poison Idea's Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes. It was reissued in 2006 as part of Century Media's 20th Anniversary series of reissues, with 6 bonus tracks, taken from rare 7" records and splits.

In 2009, the album was chosen as the number 1 sludge album by Terrorizer. The magazine commented that

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Mike Williams, all music composed by Jimmy Bower, Joey LaCaze, Marc Schultz, Brian Patton & Mike Williams.

No. Title Length
1. "Blank"   7:10
2. "Sisterfucker (Part I)"   2:13
3. "Shoplift"   3:17
4. "White Nigger"   3:56
5. "30$ Bag"   2:51
6. "Disturbance"   7:01
7. "Take as Needed for Pain"   6:09
8. "Sisterfucker (Part II)"   2:39
9. "Crimes Against Skin"   6:49
10. "Kill Your Boss"   4:16
11. "Who Gave Her the Roses"   2:00
12. "Laugh It Off"   1:33
Total length:




  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ James Minton, Kim Kelly, and Jenn Selby, "Filth Parade," Terrorizer #188, September 2009, p. 56.