Powertrip

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Powertrip
Monster Magnet Powertrip.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 16, 1998
StudioNorth Vine Studios, NRG Studios
GenreStoner rock,[1] heavy metal, hard rock, psychedelic rock
Length60:42
LabelA&M
ProducerDave Wyndorf & Matt Hyde
Monster Magnet chronology
Dopes to Infinity
(1995)
Powertrip
(1998)
God Says No
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Chicago Sun-Times3.5/4 stars[3]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(1-star Honorable Mention)[4]
Drowned in Sound8/10[5]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[7]

Powertrip is the fourth studio album by Monster Magnet, released on June 16, 1998. The album was the band's commercial breakthrough, achieving mainstream success due largely to the hit single, "Space Lord". Other hit songs on the album include "Powertrip", "Temple of Your Dreams", and "See You in Hell". The album itself, reached #1 on the Heatseekers Charts, #21 in the German Charts,[8] #65 in the UK Charts, and #97 on the Billboard 200. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on January 25, 1999.[9]

Music videos were made for the songs "Space Lord", "Powertrip", and "See You In Hell".

Recording[edit]

After the Dopes to Infinity tour, Dave Wyndorf flew to Las Vegas to work on the group's next album. He got a hotel room 10 miles (16 km) outside the city, where he would write one song a day for twenty-one days.[10] Most of the songs were based on the themes of Vegas, such as naked women and people losing their money. "See You In Hell" in particular, was written after an experience Wyndorf had on a bus ride from New York City, to his hometown of Red Bank, NJ. A hippie explained that he and his wife had killed their baby, and buried it in the New Jersey Meadowlands. Shocked, Wyndorf got out of the bus.[11]

Tracks used in popular culture[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Original CD[edit]

All songs written by Dave Wyndorf unless noted otherwise.

No.TitleLength
1."Crop Circle"5:32
2."Powertrip"3:31
3."Space Lord"5:55
4."Temple of Your Dreams"4:35
5."Bummer"7:35
6."Baby Götterdämerung"3:09
7."19 Witches"4:02
8."3rd Eye Landslide"5:10
9."See You in Hell"4:05
10."Tractor"3:26
11."Atomic Clock"5:06
12."Goliath and the Vampires"4:13
13."Your Lies Become You"4:18
Japanese bonus tracks
  1. "Big God" – 5:58
  2. "Kick Out the Jams" (MC5 cover) – 2:35
  3. "The Game" – 4:54

A Limited Tour Edition was also released with a bonus CD entitled "Viva Las Vegas (live in Las Vegas)". The Japanese version contains this bonus CD and 3 bonus tracks on the original.

Viva Las Vegas (Live in Las Vegas)[edit]

  1. "Temple of Your Dreams" – 5:34
  2. "Dinosaur Vacuum" – 5:19
  3. "Baby Götterdämmerung" – 4:00
  4. "Cage Around the Sun" – 8:18
  5. "Bummer" – 7:35
  6. "Space Lord" – 9:32

Personnel[edit]

  • Dave Wyndorf – vocals, guitar
  • Ed Mundell – guitar
  • Philip Caivano – guitar
  • Joe Calandra – bass
  • Jon Kleiman – drums

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Matt Hyde – guitar, engineer, mixing
  • John Flannery – guitar
  • Scott Garrett – drums
  • Tim Cronin – autovisuals, misinformation, herald of galactus

Production[edit]

  • Steve Mixdorf – assistant engineer
  • Jesse Fishman – assistant engineer
  • Cameron Webb – assistant engineer
  • Paul Silveira – assistant engineer
  • Randy Staub – mixing
  • John Travis – mixing
  • Ron Boustead – digital editing
  • Don C. Tyler – digital editing
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering

Chart positions[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Provider Certification
United States RIAA Gold[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dome, Malcolm (16 October 2016). "10 Essential Stoner Rock Albums". Metal Hammer. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Powertrip – Monster Magnet". AllMusic. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  3. ^ DeRogatis, Jim (June 28, 1998). "Monster Magnet, 'Powertrip' (A&M)". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Monster Magnet: Powertrip". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-24560-2. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  5. ^ Marsh, Mark (September 5, 2001). "Album Review: Monster Magnet – Powertrip". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  6. ^ "Monster Magnet: Powertrip". Entertainment Weekly: 76. July 10, 1998.
  7. ^ Kot, Greg (2004). "Monster Magnet". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 555. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  8. ^ [1] musicline.de (german, 10.07.2010)
  9. ^ a b "American certifications – Monster Magnet". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  10. ^ "The Third Degree with Monster Magnet". lasvegassun.com. Retrieved on December 27, 2013.
  11. ^ "Monster Magnet Leader Takes Vegas 'Powertrip'". beermelodies.com. Retrieved on December 27, 2013.
  12. ^ a b "Monster Magnet – Powertrip". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  13. ^ [2] musicline.de. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  14. ^ "Billboard Top 200". allmusic.com. Retrieved on November 16, 2013.
  15. ^ "Top Heatseekers". allmusic.com. Retrieved on November 16, 2013.