Gods on Voodoo Moon

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Gods on Voodoo Moon
White Zombie Gods on Voodoo Moon 1.jpg
EP by White Zombie
Released November 1985 (1985-11)
Recorded October 18, 1985 (1985-10-18)
Studio Batcave Studios
(New York City, NY)
Genre Noise rock, garage rock
Length Vinyl: 9:30
Cassette: 14:30
Producer White Zombie
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Gods on Voodoo Moon
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (6.5/10)[1]

Gods on Voodoo Moon is the first recording and release by White Zombie, released independently as an EP in November 1985.[2][3] It was their only release with Paul "Ena" Kostabi on guitar and Peter Landau on drums.


The six songs, including "Black Friday" and "Dead or Alive", were all recorded in one session and in one take each.[4]

Release and reception[edit]

The EP was first released only on vinyl. The songs "Black Friday" & "Dead Or Alive" were recorded during the same sessions but were excluded from the vinyl pressings due to lack of space. A cassette version was released in 1989 on Caroline Records featuring the two unreleased tracks. Because the lack of funds at the time only 300 copies of vinyl were pressed at Macola Records Hollywood, California, 100 of which were sold while the others are in the possession of the band members.[4]

The EP was rereleased by the Numero Group on June 3, 2016 as part of the It Came From NYC retrospective box set. Remastered by Jay Yuenger, the set came available on 5-disc vinyl with a free digital download in 320 kbit/s MP3 format, or as a 3-CD set. This release includes the two tracks previously only available on cassette.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Rob Straker; all music composed by White Zombie.

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Gentleman Junkie" Rob Zombie White Zombie 2:13
2. "King of Souls [W.Z.]" Rob Zombie White Zombie 2:19
3. "Tales From the Scarecrow Man" Rob Zombie White Zombie 3:17
4. "Cat's Eye Resurrection" Rob Zombie White Zombie 1:40
5. "Black Friday" (Cassette only) Rob Zombie White Zombie 3:09
6. "Dead or Alive" (Cassette only) Rob Zombie White Zombie 1:49


Adapted from the Gods on Voodoo Moon liner notes.[5]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
United States 1985 self-released CS, LP


  1. ^ Minsker, Evan (June 6, 2016). "White Zombie: Gods on Voodoo Moon". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ "White Zombie: Gods of Voodoo Moon > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ Fasolino, Greg; Sprague, David (2007). "White Zombie". Trouser Press. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Take 5 with Sean Yseult of White Zombie, cited January 21, 2009
  5. ^ Gods on Voodoo Moon (sleeve). White Zombie. New York City, New York. 1985. 

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