Salival

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Salival
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ReleasedDecember 12, 2000 (2000-12-12)
Recorded1992 - 1998
Venue Salt Lake City, UT, Portland, OR, San Diego, CA, Denver, CO
StudioThe Loft, Hollywood, CA
Ocean Way, Hollywood, CA
Genre Progressive metal, progressive rock, alternative metal
Length73:57
Label Volcano Entertainment II / Tool Dissectional
Producer David Bottrill
Tool chronology
Ænima
(1996)
Salival
(2000)
Lateralus
(2001)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic 61/100 [1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg (CD/VHS) [2]
AllmusicStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg (CD/DVD) [3]
Dotmusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [4]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [5]
Wall of Sound (70/100) [6]

Salival is a live, outtake, and video album, released as a limited edition box set in CD/VHS and CD/DVD formats in 2000 by American rock band Tool. It includes a 56-page book of photos and stills from their music videos.

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Contents

Background

The live track "You Lied" is a cover of a song by bass player Justin Chancellor's previous band Peach. The cover of Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter" was originally planned to be used for the soundtrack of Private Parts , but Tool subsequently decided against allowing it to be used, leading to criticism from Howard Stern, who had previously endorsed the band. [7]

Cover version later version of a song already established with a different earlier performer

In popular music, a cover version, cover song, revival, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song.

Justin Chancellor musician, Book and record store owner

Justin Gunnar Walter Chancellor is an English musician formerly in the band Peach but best known as the bass player for progressive metal band Tool. Chancellor is of English and Norwegian descent. After settling in the US, along with his engagement in his musical projects, he and his wife Shelee Dykman Chancellor ran a store called Lobal Orning in Topanga, California, dedicated to music and literature "that shaped and changed" both of them. The store closed in 2008. He started M.T.Void music project with Piotr "Glaca" Mohammed from Sweet Noise. In October 2012, Chancellor featured as bass player on the song "In the Spirit Of..." on The Fusion Syndicate album, released by Cleopatra Records. His track also appears on the 2014 album The Prog Box.

Peach were a metal band from England that originally recorded between 1991 and 1994. The band was renamed Sterling in 1995, and Simon Oakes and Rob Havis later reformed as Suns of the Tundra in 2000.

Salival is the second and final official Tool release (as of 2019) to feature a substantial amount of live material (Tool's other official live release, consisting of songs primarily from Lollapalooza '93, is available on the out-of-print Sober – Tales from the Darkside ). The tracks were recorded from several different shows prior to Salival's release in 2000; however, because the booklet merely lists locations without date information, the exact sources are unconfirmed. Likely candidates for most of the recordings are the 1998 summer tour, [8] [9] [10] though the San Diego recording could be "Third Eye," "Pushit" or "Merkaba" from spring 1997. [11]

Sober (Tool song) Tool song

"Sober" is a song by American rock band Tool. The song was released as the first single from their debut studio album, Undertow. Tool guitarist Adam Jones has stated in an interview that the song is about a friend of the band whose artistic expression only comes out when he is under the influence. "A lot of people give him shit for that," Jones explains. "If you become addicted and a junkie, well, that's your fault."

Live versions of the Ænima tracks "Pushit" and "Third Eye" appear on this album plus a live version of the Opiate song "Part of Me". The live instrumental song "Merkaba" was originally an intro for "Sober" when played live, however no tracks from Undertow properly appear here in live form. The name "Merkaba" or Merkabah translating to "Mer-Light", "Ka-Spirit", "Ba-Body" is the divine light vehicle allegedly used by ascended masters to connect with and reach those in tune with the higher realms. A reference to the Merkabah school of Jewish mysticism as it relates to new age meditation. [12] [13] "Message to Harry Manback II", "No Quarter", and "LAMC" were recorded during the sessions for Ænima though they were slightly re-recorded before being released on Salival. [14]

<i>Ænima</i> 1996 studio album by Tool

Ænima is the second studio album by American rock band Tool. It was released in vinyl format on September 17, 1996, and in compact disc format on October 1, 1996 through Zoo Entertainment. The album was recorded and cut at Ocean Way, Hollywood and The Hook, North Hollywood from 1995 to 1996. The album was produced by David Bottrill.

<i>Opiate</i> (EP) 1992 EP by Tool

Opiate is an EP by American rock band Tool. It was produced and engineered by Sylvia Massy and former Minor Threat bassist Steve Hansgen. Released in 1992, it was the result of some two years of the band playing together after their formation in 1990. Opiate preceded Tool's first full-length release, Undertow, by a year. It is named after a quote by Karl Marx: "religion ... is the opiate of the masses". As of July 7, 2010, Opiate has sold 1,155,000 copies in the US and is certified Platinum by the RIAA.

<i>Undertow</i> (Tool album) 1993 studio album by Tool

Undertow is the debut studio album by American rock band Tool, released on April 6, 1993 by Zoo Entertainment. Produced by the band and Sylvia Massy, it was recorded from October to December 1992 at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys and Grandmaster Recorders in Hollywood. The album includes some tracks the band decided to not release on their debut EP Opiate.

Rumors and leaks

As with other releases, there were rumors during the Salival period. Most notably, the band was said to be breaking up. [15] [16] Maynard James Keenan said, "we mentioned some song titles and some dickhead went out and reserved all of the .com and .org names." [17]

Maynard James Keenan American musician

James Herbert Keenan, known professionally as Maynard James Keenan or MJK, is an American singer songwriter and the vocalist for the rock bands Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer.

Artwork and packaging

The album is packaged in a black box sized 8.25x6.75x2" featuring the "Salival man" with outstretched arms. It is contained within a translucent slipcase that features the band's logo on the front. The front of the book included with the package has a small glossy square on its front. Upon initial release, the package came with two stickers on the cover; one announcing that the "new studio album" was due to arrive in stores on April 17, 2001, Maynard's 37th birthday, though it was ultimately pushed back to May 15. The other sticker, a Parental Advisory, would be the fourth and last one to appear on a Tool release.

Parental Advisory warning label placed on audio recordings in recognition of excessive profanities or inappropriate references, with the intention of alerting parents of potentially unsuitable material for younger children

The Parental Advisory label is a warning label introduced by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1985 and adopted by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in 2011. It is placed on audio recordings in recognition of profanity or inappropriate references, with the intention of alerting parents of material for potentially unsuitable for children. The label was first affixed on physical 33 1/3 rpm records, compact discs and cassette tapes, and it has been included on digital listings offered by online music stores.

The audio CD portion of the album is contained within a disc tray at the back of the 56-page book, which has similar dimensions to and is only slightly larger than a standard CD jewel case.

Album typos

The first pressings of Salival contain typographical errors, as well as the VHS edition having red tape. Later editions do not have these typos. The following typos are found in the CD booklet.

A typographical error made it into VHS Version 61422-31158-2R; Stinkfist was spelt 'Stinkfest' on the label sticker.

Track listing

All tracks written by Maynard James Keenan, Adam Jones, Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor, unless otherwise noted.

CD
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Third Eye" (live) 14:05
2."Part of Me" (live)
3:32
3."Pushit" (live)
  • Keenan
  • Jones
  • Carey
  • D'Amour
13:56
4."Message to Harry Manback II" 1:14
5."You Lied" (Peach cover; live)Simon Oakes9:17
6."Merkaba" (live) 9:48
7."No Quarter" (Led Zeppelin cover)11:12
8."L.A.M.C." ("L.A.M.C." ends at 6:44. The hidden song "Maynard's Dick" starts at 7:09, after 25 seconds of silence) 10:53
Total length:73:57
DVD/VHS
No.TitleLength
1."Ænema"6:39
2."Stinkfist"5:09
3."Prison Sex"4:56
4."Sober"5:05
5."Hush" (DVD version only; not included on the VHS version)2:48
Total length:24:37

Personnel

Tool

Additional musicians

Charts

Chart (2000)Peak
position
US Billboard 200 [18] 37

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