God Says No

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God Says No
Cover godsaysno.jpg
Studio album by Monster Magnet
Released April 10, 2001
Genre Stoner metal, hard rock
Length 60:43
Label A&M
Producer Dave Wyndorf & Matt Hyde
Monster Magnet chronology
Powertrip
(1998)
God Says No
(2001)
Monolithic Baby!
(2004)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 67/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[3]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[4]
Robert Christgau (dud)[5]

God Says No is the fifth studio album by Monster Magnet, released in 2000 in the UK and 2001 in the US (the two versions differ slightly in their track listings, see below). It was a commercial failure compared to their previous album, Powertrip. It was their last release recorded for A&M Records, due to problems with promotion of the album but it reached #17 in Germany.[6] It would also be the last release with bassist Joe Calandra and drummer Jon Kleiman.

The track "Medicine", which appears on the U.S. release, is a re-recording of a track which originally appeared on the band's 1991 album Spine of God. A music video was made for the 1991 version.

Two different music videos were produced for the song "Heads Explode" and one for "Melt", consisting mostly of live footage over the studio version of the track.

UK Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dave Wyndorf.

  1. "Melt" – 5:44
  2. "Heads Explode" – 3:48
  3. "Doomsday" – 3:48
  4. "God Says No" – 4:29
  5. "Kiss of the Scorpion" – 4:01
  6. "All Shook Out" – 4:16
  7. "Gravity Well" – 3:20
  8. "My Little Friend" – 4:12
  9. "Queen of You" – 7:02
  10. "Down in the Jungle" – 4:49
  11. "Cry" – 7:23
  12. "Take It" – 2:53
  13. "Silver Future" – 4:59 *
  14. "I Want More" – 3:51 **

* Bonus track

** UK Version bonus track. Japanese version has "Leapin' Lizards" instead. "I Want More" is in fact a cover of the Union Carbide Productions song "Financial Declaration".

US Track listing[edit]

  1. "Melt" – 5:44
  2. "Heads Explode" – 3:48
  3. "Doomsday" – 3:48
  4. "Medicine" – 3:52
  5. "God Says No" – 4:29
  6. "Kiss of the Scorpion" – 4:01
  7. "All Shook Out" – 4:16
  8. "Gravity Well" – 3:20
  9. "My Little Friend" – 4:12
  10. "Queen of You" – 6:30
  11. "Cry" – 7:23
  12. "Take It" – 2:53
  13. "Silver Future" – 4:59 *

* Bonus track

Personnel[edit]

  • Dave Wyndorf - Vocals, Guitar
  • Ed Mundell - Lead Guitar
  • Phil Caivano - Guitar
  • Joe Calandra - Bass
  • Jon Kleiman - Drums

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
German Albums Charts[7] 17
Swedish Albums Chart[8] 17
US Billboard 200 153
Year Single Mainstream Rock Tracks
2000 "Silver Future" #15
2001 "Heads Explode" #26

Album Notes[edit]

  • "Heads Explode" was featured on the soundtrack for the movie Dracula 2000 and "Silver Future" was featured on the soundtrack for the movie Heavy Metal 2000.
  • The lyrics to "Melt" feature a reference to comic book pioneer Jack Kirby: "...I was thinking how the world should have cried // On the day Jack Kirby died..."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metacritic Review". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ [1] DrownedinSound
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Monster Magnet". robertchristgau.com, Retrieved on December 26, 2013.
  6. ^ [2] musicline.de (german, 10.07.2010)
  7. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". musicline.de. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  8. ^ "Monster Magnet - God Says No". australian-charts.com. Retrieved on November 16, 2013.