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"V" Is for Vagina

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Recorded  2006–2007
Artist  Puscifer
Producer  Mat Mitchell
Length  48:51
Release date  30 October 2007
Label  Puscifer Entertainment
"V" Is for Vagina "V" Is for Vagina
Released  October 30, 2007 (2007-10-30)
"V" is for Vagina (2007)  "V" Is for Viagra. The Remixes (2008)
Genres  Trip hop, Post-industrial music
Similar  Conditions of My Parole, "V" Is for Viagra The Remixes, "D" Is for Dubby ‑ The Lust, Money Shot, Sound into Blood into Wine

"V" Is for Vagina is the debut studio album by Maynard James Keenan's side project Puscifer, released on October 30, 2007 (2007-10-30). The album features a significantly different, electronic sound and arrangements than Keenan's other bands: the progressive Tool and alternative A Perfect Circle. Keenan himself compared the sound of "V" Is for Vagina to "driving around in your car listening to those old Motown hits, James Brown, and cool R&B stuff". "V" is for Vagina has sold 112,000 copies.

Contents

Release

The album was preceded by a non-album, retail-only single called "Cuntry Boner", released on October 2, 2007 (2007-10-02). Released a week later was an iTunes-only four track EP titled Don't Shoot the Messenger, with tracks previously released only on soundtracks.

On October 30, 2007 (2007-10-30), a second single, and first actual radio single from the album, "Queen B." was posted into a flash audio player on the official website, along with selected tracks by Keenan projects. On October 1, 2007 (2007-10-01), the video was posted on the Puscifer YouTube channel. The video features several fully CGI Maynards as pawns in a chess game between two women. The album debuted at number 25 on the Billboard 200, selling about 27,000 copies in its first week. On October 7, 2007 (2007-10-07), "Trekka (Sean Beaven Mix)" was published on Puscifer.com. And on October 25, 2007 (2007-10-25), the entire album was put up for listening.

In a message Maynard sent out on October 27, 2007 (2007-10-27) he said that Target stores decided not to carry the album after seeing the cover image, and Walmart never even returned a call to carry the record. In Canada, the album was available at Walmart, but with a large sticker obscuring most of the cover.

On October 17, 2008, an official music video for the song Momma Sed was released online via the official Puscifer YouTube channel.

During August 2016 the vinyl edition of "V' is for Vagina was re-released.

Remix album

On April 28, 2008, a remix album with versions of tracks from "V" Is for Vagina was released, entitled "V" Is for Viagra. The Remixes.

Dub remix album

Additionally, on October 17, 2008, a dub remix album with versions of tracks from "V" Is for Vagina was released, entitled "D" Is for Dubby – The Lustmord Dub Mixes.

Vinyl edition track listing

Also on April 29, 2008, the album was released as a limited edition double vinyl album featuring two bonus tracks (which were also made available on the E-Deluxe Edition).

Side A:

  1. "Queen B." (M. Keenan, T. Alexander) – 3:56
  2. "DoZo" (Keenan, B. Lustmord) – 4:00
  3. "Lighten Up, Francis" (Keenan, T. Alexander) – 4:10

Side B:

  1. "Vagina Mine" (Keenan) – 5:35
  2. "Momma Sed" (Keenan, T. Commerford, B. Wilk, J. Polonsky) – 3:24
  3. "The Undertaker" (Spanish Fly Mix) – 3:44

Side C:

  1. "Drunk with Power" (Keenan, Lustmord) – 5:01
  2. "Trekka" (Keenan, Lustmord) – 4:46
  3. "Indigo Children" (Keenan) – 6:22

Side D:

  1. "The Undertaker" (Keenan, D. Lohner) – 4:00
  2. "Sour Grapes" (Keenan, Polonsky, Alexander) – 6:45
  3. "REV 22:20" (Dry Martini Mix) (Keenan, Lohner) – 5:08

Personnel

  • Tim "Herb" Alexander – drums, drum engineering
  • Joe Barresi – guitar
  • Jeremy Berman – percussion, drums
  • Alessandro Cortini – synthesizer
  • Ainjel Emme – guitar (acoustic), vocals
  • Josh Eustis – guitar, programming, Wurlitzer
  • Alain Johannes – guitar
  • Maynard James Keenan – guitar (acoustic), percussion, drums, vocals, Clarinet
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Brian Lustmord – programming
  • Eddie McClintock – artwork, design
  • Lynn Sanchez McClintock – production director
  • Mat Mitchell – bass, guitar, programming
  • Alan Moulder – mixing
  • Alfredo Nogueira – pedal steel
  • Jonny Polonsky – piano, Clarinet, sampling, loops
  • Andy Savours – mixing
  • Gil Sharone – percussion, drums
  • Rani Sharone – bass, guitar, percussion, fretless bass, guitar (baritone)
  • Songs

    1Queen B3:52
    2Dozo4:00
    3Vagina Mine5:35

    References

    "V" Is for Vagina Wikipedia


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