Tape Head is the seventh studio album by heavy metal/hard rock trio King's X, released in 1998. All songs by King's X. "Groove Machine" – 3:42. Over and Over" – 3:23. Little Bit of Soul" – 4:13. Higher Than God" – 3:00. Walter Bela Farkas (Live Peace in New York)" – 2:32.
Their first album under the label, Tape Head, signaled a new era for the band. They modified their creative methods by writing and recording the album together in the studio, rather than coming together to record songs that the individual members had written separately. They also elected not to hire an outside producer and recorded the album at Pinnick's Hound Pound and Tabor's Alien Beans Studios, thus cutting production costs.
Written-By – King's X. Notes. Recorded at Hound Pound and Alien Beans May-July 1998. King's X. Tape Head (Cass, Album).
Produced by Ty Tabor and King's X All songs by King's X Recorded at Hound Pound and Alien Beans May-July 1998 Mixed and mastered at Alien Beans by Ty Tabor Photography by Wanda Tabor Cover by Ty Tabor Design by Brian J Ames. Matrix, Runout: FO 607 CD IT ww. rkcd.
Band Name King's X. Album Name Tape Head. Erscheinungsdatum 20 Oktober 1998. Labels Metal Blade Records. Musik GenreHeavy Rock. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen28.
While King’s X’s previous album, ‘Ear Candy’ wasn’t exactly a mis-step, it was a step away from the band’s trademark sound. The guitars were softer and janglier, there were were no heavy riffs, and the music favoured the psychedelic side of the band, paying homage in a way to their Beatles-ian influences, while downplaying the rest of their very diverse influences. Some of the changes in the band that were apparent from ‘Ear Candy’ persist in ‘Tape Head’. For instance, apart from 'World' the entire album grooves at a mid to slow tempo. There are heavy riffs galore on this record, but even when the guitars are heavy the pace doesn't pick up which makes the songs groove more than they rock. The opener sets the tone of the album with its circular ascending riff and is even called ‘Groove Machine’. Even vocally the band is far more laidback than on their classic records.
Album · 1998 · 13 Songs. Tape Head King's X. Rock.
ARTIST: King’s X ALBUM: Tape Head RELEASE DATE: 10/20/1998. 01. Groove Machine 02. Fade 03. Over and Over 04. Ono 05. Cupid 06. Ocean 07. Little Bit of Soul 08.
Other reasons for the album's success could have been that it was written and produced entirely by the band (without the aid of outsiders), and the majority of the album's tracks were a collaboration by all three members. With the exception of one track, the album is one long highlight - tracks such as "Cupid," "Ocean," "Little Bit of Soul," and "Hate You" are all examples of King's X at the height of their powers.
|Over And Over||3:23|
|Little Bit Of Soul||4:13|
|Higher Than God||3:00|
|Walter Bela Farkas (Live Peace In New York)||2:42|
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