Deviant (Pitchshifter album)

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Deviant
Deviant album cover.jpg
Studio album by Pitchshifter
Released May 23, 2000 (2000-05-23)
Recorded 1999 (1999)–2000 (2000)
Studio Pitchshifter Studios, Shabby Road, Nottingham, Eldorado Studios, Burbank
Genre Industrial rock, alternative metal, drum and bass
Length 44:50
Label MCA, Universal
Producer Dave Jerden
Pitchshifter chronology
www.pitchshifter.com
(1998)www.pitchshifter.com1998
Deviant
(2000)
PSI
(2002)PSI2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
earPollution Favorable[2]
Exclaim! Mixed[3]
Legends Favorable[4]
PopMatters Mixed[5]
Sea of Tranquility 3/5 stars[6]

Deviant is an album by the British industrial metal band Pitchshifter, released in 2000. It was a follow up to the commercially successful album www.pitchshifter.com, but was seen by the record label as a disappointment. Promotional videos by DOSE Productions were made for the tracks "Hidden Agenda" and "Dead Battery". The track "Everything's Fucked" was released for radio play in an altered version "Everything Sucks". Jello Biafra makes an appearance on the track "As Seen on TV". By March 2002, the album had sold 33,000 copies in the U.S, just over half the amount www.pitchshifter.com had sold at the same time.

Before Deviant was released a promotional sampler CD was released under the name 'Deviant Sampler',

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Condescension" Carter, Clayden, Davies 3:12
2. "Wafer Thin" Pitchshifter 3:31
3. "Keep it Clean" Clayden, Davies 3:50
4. "Forget the Facts" Pitchshifter 3:16
5. "Hidden Agenda" Pitchshifter 4:16
6. "Scene This" Pitchshifter 3:52
7. "Dead Battery" Pitchshifter 3:45
8. "As Seen on TV" Pitchshifter 2:54
9. "Everything's Fucked" Pitchshifter 4:26
10. "Chump Change" Pitchshifter 3:45
11. "Stronger" Pitchshifter 3:37
12. "P.S.I.cological" Pitchshifter 4:37

Album cover[edit]

Pitchshifter's album cover used a picture of one of Gee Vaucher's Paintings, who did artwork for Crass and Carcass. The painting shows a cross between the Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth II. The album cover was banned in Poland, due to some of the public's response and complaints to the offending image saying "Why did you insult the Pope?!". The band and MCA Records apologized and changed the artwork.

Personnel[edit]

Pitchshifter[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Annette Cisneros – engineering
  • Elan Trujillo – assistant engineering
  • Steve Duda – additional programming, additional editing
  • Bryan "Dewey" Hall – guitar technician
  • The Drum Doctor – drum technician
  • Sarah Debord – studio assistance
  • Tony Santiago – studio assistance
  • Chris Jensen – studio assistance
  • Eddie Schreyer – mastering
  • Gee Vaucher – front cover original black and wgite painting
  • Howard – cover painting manipulation
  • Dave Willis – band photos
  • Tony Woolliscroft – band photos
  • The Huja Brothers – "Rat Bastard" comic

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Pitchshifter: Deviant > Overview at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  2. ^ Young, Craig (June 2000). "Pitchshifter: Deviant". earPollution. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Stewart-Panko, Kevin (July 2000). "Pitchshifter - Deviant". Exclaim!. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Century, Dan (October 2000). "Review: Pitchshifter – 'Deviant'". Legends. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Schabe, Patrick. "Pitchshifter: Deviant". PopMatters. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Ward, Scott (3 December 2008). "Pitchshifter: Deviant". Sea of Tranquility. Retrieved 27 October 2014.