Catch Without Arms

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Catch Without Arms
Catch Without Arms.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 21, 2005
ProducerDredg, Terry Date
Dredg chronology
El Cielo
Catch Without Arms
Live at the Fillmore
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Decoy Music4.5/5 stars[2]
IGN7.5/10 stars[3]
ThePRP3.5/5 stars[4]
Punknews.org3.5/5 stars[5]
Sputnikmusic4/5 stars[6]
Kevchino9/10 stars[7]
Stylus MagazineC+[8]

Catch Without Arms is the third album from the Los Gatos, CA rock band Dredg, released on June 21, 2005. The album signifies a change to a simpler, and more straightforward musical style for the band.

Background and release[edit]

Lead singer Gavin Hayes comments on his lyrical approach to this album, saying, "The whole underlying basis of the lyrics and the music is opposites, contrasts... I’d written some lyrics that are based around conversations or arguments, so we thought about a record with two halves that contrast each other. The whole basis of the record could be about objection to ideas, and contrast."

The album was released with a booklet containing art created by Dredg bassist, Drew Roulette and lead singer, Gavin Hayes. Initially there was an original painting created for each song and two others, a total of 14 paintings, in the Catch Without Arms Collection. These paintings, while abstract in nature, all contain elements directly and indirectly related to the song they portray. The artwork not only was an accompaniment to the album, but also the map to a treasure. Over several weeks, various clues were posted on the official Dredg website that were meant to point users to a buried treasure of sorts. Once the treasure was found, another hunt began for the three people who found the original treasure.

Catch Without Arms was produced by Terry Date, who had produced multiple Soundgarden, Pantera, Deftones, and Limp Bizkit albums. Former Queensrÿche guitarist Chris DeGarmo worked with the band on production and arrangement of the album. DeGarmo also shares writing credits on two tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Part 1[edit]

All tracks written by Dredg, except where noted.

1."Ode to the Sun" (Chris DeGarmo, dredg)4:12
2."Bug Eyes"4:13
3."Catch Without Arms"4:11
4."Not That Simple"4:56
6."The Tanbark Is Hot Lava"3:45
7."Sang Real"4:28

Part 2[edit]

8."Planting Seeds"4:12
9."Spitshine" (Chris DeGarmo, dredg)3:34
10."Jamais Vu"4:55
11."Hung Over on a Tuesday"4:05
12."Matroshka (The Ornament)"5:39

Bonus Track[edit]

13."Uplifting News"3:22


  • Gavin Hayes – Vocals
  • Terry Date – Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Chris DeGarmo – Arranger
  • Ingrid Erickson – Editing
  • Benny Gordon – A&R
  • Sam Hofstedt – Engineer, Assistant, Pro-Tools
  • Ted Jensen – Mastering
  • Scott Olson – Engineer, Pro-Tools
  • Floyd Reitsman – Engineer, Assistant, Pro-Tools
  • Kelly Sato – Marketing Coordinator
  • Les Scurry – Production Coordination
  • Mark Williams – A&R

Music videos[edit]

  • "Bug Eyes"

Other songs[edit]

  • "Uplifting News" 3:22 (released on import/non U.S. editions of Catch Without Arms)
  • "Stationary Transient" 3:59 (released on the Bug Eyes 7" Vinyl)
  • "Stone By Stone" 3:56 (released on a bonus CD with issue 150 of the German magazine, Visions, in Sept. 2005)


These are the paintings released by the band, all painted by Drew Roulette and Gavin Hayes, for each of the album tracks and two additional paintings included in the Catch Without Arms Collection:


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Decoy Music review Archived 2012-07-28 at
  3. ^ "IGN review". Archived from the original on 2007-12-08. Retrieved 2008-04-24.
  4. ^ ThePRP review Archived 2008-04-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ review
  6. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  7. ^ Kevchino review Archived 2007-10-19 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Stylus Magazine review Archived 2009-02-18 at the Wayback Machine.

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