Good God's Urge

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Good God's Urge
Porno for Pyros-Good God's Urge.jpg
Studio album by Porno for Pyros
Released May 28, 1996
Genre Alternative rock
Length 38:22
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Perry Farrell
Thomas Johnson
Matt Hyde
Porno for Pyros chronology
Porno for Pyros
(1993)
Good God's Urge
(1996)
Singles from Good God's Urge
  1. "Tahitian Moon"
    Released: May 1996
  2. "100 Ways"
    Released: 1996
  3. "Dogs Rule the Night"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C−[2]
NME (8/10)[3]
Rip 5/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]
Spin (6/10)[3]

Good God's Urge is the second studio album by American alternative rock band Porno for Pyros, released on May 28, 1996 on Warner Bros. It was the band's final album, and the only release to feature bass guitarist Mike Watt, who assisted the band in finishing the album after Martyn LeNoble left before all his bass tracks had been completed. There were three singles released from the album.

In addition to Watt, many guest musicians lent their musical talents to various songs. The song "Porpoise Head" featured Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins from Bauhaus, Love and Rockets and the Bubblemen. Good God's Urge also marked a reunion of ex-Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, who played guitar on the album track "Freeway," with his former bandmates. The song also featured Navarro's Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmate, Flea, who would join Farrell, Perkins and Navarro for a Jane's Addiction reunion the following year.

Farrell's then-girlfriend, Christine Cagle, appeared on the album cover.[5]

Porno for Pyros went on a brief hiatus shortly after this album's release because guitarist Peter DiStefano was diagnosed with cancer.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Porpoise Head" - 4:15
  2. "100 Ways" - 3:42
  3. "Tahitian Moon" - 3:47
  4. "Kimberly Austin" - 3:13
  5. "Thick of it All" - 4:43
  6. "Good God's Urge" - 3:52
  7. "Wishing Well" - 3:40
  8. "Dogs Rule the Night" - 3:22
  9. "Freeway" - 4:23
  10. "Bali Eyes" - 3:28

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Thomas Johnson: Samples and sounds, keyboards (track 2)
  • David J: Bass (1)
  • Mike Watt: Bass (2, 6)
  • Flea: Bass (9)
  • Daniel Ash : Guitar (1)
  • Kevin Haskins: Samples (1)
  • Dave Navarro: Guitar intro (9)
  • Matt Hyde: Intro slide guitar (3), samples (8), slide guitar (10)
  • Lili Haydn: Violin (2)
  • Ralf Rickert: Trumpet (2)
  • Leo Chelyapov: Clarinet (7)
  • John Flannery: Space guitar intro and chorus (9), backing vocals and trash can (6)
  • Josh "Bagel" Klassman: Backing vocals (9)
  • Christine Cagle: Backing vocals (6, 9)
  • Shawn London: Backing Vocals (6)
  • Kimberly Juarez: Backing Vocals (2)


Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1996 The Billboard 200 20

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1996 "Tahitian Moon" Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 46
1996 "Tahitian Moon" Modern Rock Tracks 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greg Prato. "Good God's Urge - Porno for Pyros". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^ Nisid Hajari (1996-05-31). "Good God's Urge Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  3. ^ a b c "Porno for Pyros - Good God's Urge CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  4. ^ Arion Berger (1996-06-13). "Porno for Pyros: Good God's Urge : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone: 80–82. Archived from the original on 2007-12-06. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  5. ^ Gramlich, Chris (2013-04-08). "Jane's Addiction - What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been (Page 6) • Timeline •". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2013-05-24.