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Opiate (EP)

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ReleasedMarch 10, 1992 (1992-03-10)
RecordedDecember 1991 – January 1992
StudioSound City, Van Nuys, California
Tool chronology

Opiate is an extended play (EP) by American rock band Tool. It was released in March 1992. The band's first album, Undertow, was released a year later. The EP was certified platinum by the RIAA.[3] When Tool started streaming their music in 2019, it went onto music charts in many countries.[4]

Opiate has seven songs. Two of them are live recordings. The seventh song, "The Gaping Lotus Experience", starts after the end of "Opiate". The cassette version of Opiate does not have "The Gaping Lotus Experience". A music video was made for the song "Hush".[5]

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All lyrics written by Maynard James Keenan, all music composed by Adam Jones, Danny Carey, and Paul D'Amour.

No. Title Length
1. "Sweat"   3:46
2. "Hush"   2:48
3. "Part of Me"   3:17
4. "Cold and Ugly" (live) 4:09
5. "Jerk-Off" (live) 4:24
6. "Opiate" (the song ends at 5:20. The hidden song "The Gaping Lotus Experience" starts at 6:10, after 50 seconds of silence.) 8:28
Total length:

References[change | change source]

  1. Johnson, Howard (2002). X-Rated: The 200 Rudest Records Ever!. Carlton Books. ISBN 1842227491.
  2. Gatta, John Patrick (28 February 2019). "Top 10 Tool Songs". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  3. "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 2022-11-21.
  4. Gottsegen, William (August 14, 2019). "All Four Tool Albums Now Charting In Top 20 On Billboard, Thanks To Streaming Debut". Spin. Retrieved November 20, 2022.
  5. "The Tool Page: Articles". toolshed.down.net. Retrieved 2022-11-21.