Voodoo-U

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Voodoo-U
Studio album by Lords of Acid
Released Oct 25,1994
Recorded 1991-1994
Genre Techno/Industrial/Rave
Label Antler-Subway Records
American Recordings
Producer Jade 4 U
Praga Khan
Lords of Acid
Lords of Acid chronology
Lust
(1991)
Voodoo-U
(1994)
Our Little Secret
(1997)
Censored cover
Voodoo-U Stript cover (2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Tiny Mix Tapes 5/5 stars[2]

Voodoo-U is the second studio album from Belgian electronic band Lords of Acid. It was released in 1994 on Rick Rubin's American Recordings label. The album begins the band's move from the techno and rave sounds of prior album Lust to a heavier, industrial music style. Lyrically the band maintains their outrageous, sex-and-drugs themes. Lead vocal duties on Voodoo-U were performed by Ruth McArdle and backing vocals by Jade 4U, while some songs feature only Jade 4U. The album's first single, "The Crab Louse" was an ode to pubic lice.

The album's cover art was available in both a censored and uncensored version — the uncensored version featuring nude, fluorescent-orange-colored lesbian devils having a sexual orgy. The artwork was designed by American hot-rod artist Coop.

Although not as universally praised as their debut album Lust, Voodoo-U earned positive reviews from music critics. With this album Lords of Acid ventured on their first world headlining tour with a full backing band.

Voodoo-U was re-issued again with Bonus Tracks ("Young Boys Go To Studio 54", "Lords on 45" "Crablouse" [Van Acker Mix], "Real Thing"). As was the case with their Lust album, Voodoo-U was re-issued in 2001 as a "Stript" version, which removed all vocals.

"Young Boys" was included in the motion picture soundtrack for Virtuosity. "The Crablouse" was played on the TV show Top Gear 2010 Specials, Episode 1: American Road Trip.


Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Voodoo-U"   Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Carl Johansen, J.K. Magick 3:58
2. "The Crablouse"   Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Oliver Adams, J.K. Magick 4:15
3. "She And Mrs. Jones"   Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, J.K. Magick 4:40
4. "Do What You Wanna Do"   Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Carl Johansen, J.K. Magick 4:06
5. "Young Boys"   Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Oliver Adams, J.K. Magick 3:55
6. "Out Comes The Evil"   Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, J.K. Magick 4:24
7. "Mr. Machoman"   Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Oliver Adams, J.K. Magick 4:34
8. "Marijuana In Your Brain"   Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Oliver Adams, J.K. Magick 3:57
9. "Special Moments"   Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Carl Johansen, J.K. Magick 4:04
10. "Dirty Willy"   Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Oliver Adams, J.K. Magick 3:44
11. "Drink My Honey"   Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Carl Johansen, J.K. Magick 4:01
12. "Blowing Up Your Mind"   Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Carl Johansen, J.K. Magick 3:56

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