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Motorpsycho (Norway): Demon Box [Deluxe Edition] [Box]

Track List

>Waiting for the One
>Nothing to Say
>Feedtime
>Gutwrench
>Sunchild
>Mountain
>Tuesday Morning
>All Is Loneliness
>Come on In
>Step Inside Again
>Demon Box
>Babylon & Mr. Who
>Junior
>Plan #1
>Sheer Profoundity
>One Who Went Away, The
>Mountain
>Flesh Harrower
>House at Pooneil Corners, The
>Viscount Grisnah
>Sister Confused [Confused Version]
>Another Ugly Tune
>Watching You
>She Used to Be a Twin
>Blueberry Daydream
>Summertime Is Here
>Motorhead Mama
>Home of the Brave [Live] - (live)
>Cherry Red - (previously unreleased)
>You Gave It All Away - (previously unreleased)
>Sift, The - (previously unreleased)
>Demon Box - (previously unreleased)
>Come on In - (previously unreleased)
>Golden Core, The - (previously unreleased)
>Sheer Profoundity [Death to False Metal-Mix] - (remix)
>Mason's Children
>Beth - (previously unreleased, live)
>Sheer Profoundity [Live] - (previously unreleased, live)
>Loaded [Live] - (previously unreleased, live)
>Nothing to Say [Live] - (previously unreleased, live)
>Demon Box [Live] - (previously unreleased, live)
>[Untitled]
>[Untitled]
>[Untitled]
>Vera, September 19, 1993 - (previously unreleased, live)

Album Notes

Liner Note Authors: Tommy Olsson; Bob LeBad.

Recording information: 2B, Eindhoven (01/1994); Blitz, Oslo (01/1994); Brygga Studio, Trondheim (01/1994); The Roskilde Festival (01/1994); UFFA Studio (01/1994); Vera (01/1994); 2B, Eindhoven (03/13/1993); Blitz, Oslo (03/13/1993); Brygga Studio, Trondheim (03/13/1993); The Roskilde Festival (03/13/1993); UFFA Studio (03/13/1993); Vera (03/13/1993); 2B, Eindhoven (05/28/1993-05/31/1993); Blitz, Oslo (05/28/1993-05/31/1993); Brygga Studio, Trondheim (05/28/1993-05/31/1993); The Roskilde Festival (05/28/1993-05/31/1993); UFFA Studio (05/28/1993-05/31/1993); Vera (05/28/1993-05/31/1993); 2B, Eindhoven (07/01/1993); Blitz, Oslo (07/01/1993); Brygga Studio, Trondheim (07/01/1993); The Roskilde Festival (07/01/1993); UFFA Studio (07/01/1993); Vera (07/01/1993); 2B, Eindhoven (07/1992); Blitz, Oslo (07/1992); Brygga Studio, Trondheim (07/1992); The Roskilde Festival (07/1992); UFFA Studio (07/1992); Vera (07/1992); 2B, Eindhoven (09/04/1993); Blitz, Oslo (09/04/1993); Brygga Studio, Trondheim (09/04/1993); The Roskilde Festival (09/04/1993); UFFA Studio (09/04/1993); Vera (09/04/1993); 2B, Eindhoven (09/19/1993); Blitz, Oslo (09/19/1993); Brygga Studio, Trondheim (09/19/1993); The Roskilde Festival (09/19/1993); UFFA Studio (09/19/1993); Vera (09/19/1993); 2B, Eindhoven (12/1992); Blitz, Oslo (12/1992); Brygga Studio, Trondheim (12/1992); The Roskilde Festival (12/1992); UFFA Studio (12/1992); Vera (12/1992); 2B, Eindhoven (1992-1994); Blitz, Oslo (1992-1994); Brygga Studio, Trondheim (1992-1994); The Roskilde Festival (1992-1994); UFFA Studio (1992-1994); Vera (1992-1994); 2B, Eindhoven (1993); Blitz, Oslo (1993); Brygga Studio, Trondheim (1993); The Roskilde Festival (1993); UFFA Studio (1993); Vera (1993).

Photographers: Vegar Moen; Stefano Giovannini; Ragnar Wold; Liv Rygh.

Whether you ask bandmembers or longtime fans for the decisive moment when Motorpsycho became, for lack of a better word, themselves, almost all will point to Demon Box. It was the band's third and last album for Voices of Wonder Records. Their previous two, 1991's Lobotomizer and 1992's Soothe, showcased elements of the persona that gels here, but not the totality. Demon Box moves far beyond the hard psych, grungy guitar, and indie tendencies of those albums toward more formal song and compositional structures, as well as the far-flung experimentalist and improvisational frontiers that made them legends. This marks the album where Helge Sten (aka DeathProd) was an actual full-time member, adding his strategized electronic mayhem to their mix. It not only thwarted fan expectations at the time, but subverted them as the band reinvented itself in its own image. It was originally recorded as a double LP and issued in an edition of 500. The label insisted the band trim the record to fit on a single compact disc (which only held 40 minutes of music in the format's early days). They capitulated by cutting three tracks -- "Gutwrench," "Mountain," and "Mr. Who." Even trimmed, Demon Box, with its jarring mélange of rock and pop songs and jam styles (which seemingly pushed in all directions at once), noisy ambiences, and riffs, became the template on which almost every album that followed would be based. ~ Thom Jurek



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