Voodoo-U

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Voodoo-U
Lords of Acid Voodoo U.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOct 25, 1994
Recorded1991-1994
GenreElectronica, alternative dance, industrial rock, big beat
LabelAntler-Subway Records
American Recordings
ProducerJade 4 U
Praga Khan
Lords of Acid
Lords of Acid chronology
Lust
(1991)
Voodoo-U
(1994)
Our Little Secret
(1997)
Censored cover
Lords of Acid Voodoo U censored.jpg
Voodoo-U Stript cover (2001)
Lords of Acid Voodoo U Stript.jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Voodoo-U is the second studio album from Belgian electronic band Lords of Acid. It was released in 1994 on Rick Rubin's American Recordings label. The album begins the band's move from the rave sounds of predecessor Lust to a heavier, industrial music style. Lyrically the band maintains their outrageous, sex-and-drugs themes. Lead vocal duties on Voodoo-U are performed by Ruth McArdle and backing vocals by Jade 4U, while some songs feature only Jade 4U. The album's first single, "The Crab Louse" is an ode to pubic lice.

The album's cover art was available in both a censored and uncensored version — the uncensored version featuring nude, fluorescent-orange-colored lesbian devils having a sexual orgy. The artwork was designed by American hot-rod artist Coop.

Although not as universally praised as debut album Lust, Voodoo-U earned positive reviews from music critics. With this album Lords of Acid ventured on their first world headlining tour with a full backing band.

Voodoo-U was re-issued again with bonus tracks ("Young Boys Go To Studio 54", "Lords on 45" "Crablouse" [Van Acker Mix], "Real Thing"). As was the case with Lust, Voodoo-U was re-issued in 2001 as a "Stript" version, with all vocals removed.

"Young Boys" was included in the motion picture soundtrack for Virtuosity. "The Crablouse" was played on the TV show Top Gear 2010 Specials, Episode 1: American Road Trip and was also featured in the teaser trailer for the 2011 film Sucker Punch. "Drink My Honey" is featured in the motion picture soundtrack for the 1995 film Strange Days.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Voodoo-U"Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Carl Johansen, J.K. Magick3:58
2."The Crablouse"Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Oliver Adams, J.K. Magick4:15
3."She And Mrs. Jones"Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, J.K. Magick4:40
4."Do What You Wanna Do"Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Carl Johansen, J.K. Magick4:06
5."Young Boys"Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Oliver Adams, J.K. Magick3:55
6."Out Comes The Evil"Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, J.K. Magick4:24
7."Mr. Machoman"Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Oliver Adams, J.K. Magick4:34
8."Marijuana In Your Brain"Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Oliver Adams, J.K. Magick3:57
9."Special Moments"Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Carl Johansen, J.K. Magick4:04
10."Dirty Willy"Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Oliver Adams, J.K. Magick3:44
11."Drink My Honey"Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Carl Johansen, J.K. Magick4:01
12."Blowing Up Your Mind"Praga Khan, Jade 4 U, Carl Johansen, J.K. Magick3:56

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Voodoo-U - Lords of Acid". AllMusic.