Kill, I Oughtta

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Kill, I Oughtta
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EP by
GenreAlternative metal[1][2]
Mudvayne chronology
Kill, I Oughtta
LD 50
The Beginning of All Things to End
2001 reissue.
2001 reissue.

Kill, I Oughtta is the debut extended play of American metal band Mudvayne. It was self-released by the band in 1997.[3][4][5][6] In 2001, the EP was reissued by Epic Records under the title The Beginning of All Things to End.[4] The reissue featured, as additional tracks, remixes of "Dig", a song from the band's debut studio album, L.D. 50, and "L.D. 50", a 17-minute sound collage which originally appeared as interludes on that album.[4] It is the only release by Mudvayne to have any participation from original bassist Shawn Barclay.

Music and lyrics[edit]

According to Matthew McDonough, the EP was "thrown together" for the band's fans.[7] It consists of five studio tracks originally intended for a demo, and three live tracks.[7] No studio versions exist for the three live tracks "I.D.I.O.T.", "Central Disposal" and "Coal". The sound of Kill, I Oughtta is different from that of later Mudvayne albums. Allmusic reviewer Bradley Torreano wrote that "The songs are reminiscent of '90s alternative metal groups like Mind Funk and Paw".[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Martin Charles Strong6/10 stars[8]

Torreano gave the EP a favorable review, writing that it was "as good as L.D. 50, if not better".[1] The Beginning of All Things to End was selected as an "album pick" by the website.[1] In The Essential Rock Discography, Martin Charles Strong gave the EP six out of ten stars.[8]


Kill, I Oughtta was issued by Epic Records under the title The Beginning of All Things to End on November 20, 2001, which features three bonus tracks, including remixes of "Dig", and "L.D. 50", a 17-minute sound collage which originally appeared as interludes on the album of the same name.[1][4] The Beginning of All Things to End was repackaged with L.D. 50 in a budget priced reissue on August 30, 2011.[9] These albums, plus The End of All Things to Come, were repackaged as part of the budget priced reissue series "Original Album Classics" in 2012.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mudvayne.

Kill, I Oughtta
1."Poop Loser"1:22
4."Some Assembly Required"2:48
5."I.D.I.O.T." (live)3:39
6."Central Disposal" (live)3:18
7."Coal" (live)5:05
Total length:29:08
The Beginning of All Things to End additional tracks
9."Dig" (Future Evolution Remix)5:43
10."Dig" (Everything and Nothing Remix)4:58
11."L.D. 50"17:15
Total length:56:49


Chart positions[edit]


Year Chart Position
2001 The Billboard 200 122
2001 Top Internet Albums 117


Year Single Chart Position
2001 "Dig (Future Evolution Remix)" Canadian Singles Chart 23


  1. ^ a b c d e f Torreano, Bradley. "Review of The Beginning of All Things to End". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ Hay, Carla (April 28, 2001). "No Name's Mudvayne 'Digs' into the Billboard 200". 113 (17): 17, 81. ISSN 0006-2510.
  4. ^ a b c d Sharpe-Young, Garry (2005). "Mudvayne". New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Zonda Books Limited. p. 213. ISBN 0-9582684-0-1.
  5. ^ McIver, Joel (2002). "Mudvayne". Nu-metal: The Next Generation of Rock & Punk. Omnibus Press. p. 86. ISBN 0-7119-9209-6.
  6. ^ Iannini, Tommaso (2003). "Mudvayne". Nu metal (in Italian). Giunti. p. 64. ISBN 88-09-03051-6.
  7. ^ a b Bienstock, Richard (2002). "Mask Hysteria". In Kitts, Jeff; Tolinski, Brad. Guitar World Presents Nu-Metal. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 79–82. ISBN 0-634-03287-9.
  8. ^ a b Strong, Martin Charles (2006). "Mudvayne". The Essential Rock Discography (8th ed.). Open City Books. p. 745. ISBN 1-84195-860-3.
  9. ^ Monger, James Christopher (5 October 2011). "L.D. 50/The Beginning of All Things To End - Mudvayne". Allmusic.