- Dog.House (album)
Infobox Album | Name = Dog.House
Type = studio
Children of the Anachronistic Dynasty
Released = Spring 1987
Recorded = c. March–April 1987 in
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Alternative metal, Progressive rock
Length = 60:44
Maynard James Keenan, Kevin Horning [cite web
title=Description of Dog.House
Last album = "Fingernails"
This album = "Dog.House"
"Dog.House" was the second and final album released by the American rock band,
Children of the Anachronistic Dynasty. Released in 1987, the album is regarded as being hard to find, and most copies are owned by friends or family of the band members and tape traders living in or near Grand Rapids, Michigan, where all five band members lived at the time.
The band, an early project of Tool and
A Perfect Circlemember Maynard James Keenan, re-recorded a few tracks from their previous album, "Fingernails", for "Dog.House". Originally a duo consisting of only Keenan and Kevin Horning, they felt that the recording of "Dog.House" would require additional bandmates, adding Kevin's brother, Todd Horning, on rhythm guitar, as well as Tom Geluso on drums (replacing the Korg drum machineused on the band's previous effort, "Fingernails"), both of whom were from TexA.N.S.(Tex and the Anti-Nazi Squad), Keenan and Horning's previous band. In addition, Stan Henderson was recruited to take over the role of bassist from Keenan.
Around one hundred copies of the album, which were distributed as a
cassette tape, are thought to have been made. The album artwork features a cardboard insert containing the track listing, as well as original drawings by Keenan.
As the quality of the album's recording is much higher than "Fingernails" (which was recorded in Keenan's living room), it is sometimes argued that "Dog.House" was recorded in a studio. However, information has arisen that it was recorded in the
basementof Keenan's house using a high-quality multi-trackingmachine [cite web
title=CollectiveUnconscious - Dog.House
work= ] circa March—April 1987, as Keenan later said during C.A.D.'s only live performance (dated
April 17, 1987, see next section) that "we've [the band] been in our basement for about a month", presumably recording the album.
Two TexA.N.S. songs were covered during the recording – "Social Declination" (re-titled "Surprise") and "Waiting for the World", both with new lyrics and different vocal melodies.
In support of the album, C.A.D. gave its only known live performance on
public access televisionfor the "Peace Day" event in Grand Rapids, Michiganon April 17, 1987(coincidentally Keenan's 23rd birthday). Songs from both "Fingernails" and "Dog.House" were performed, as well as a revised version of "Burn About Out" (a "Fingernails" track) that contained the same basic melody and some lyrics of what would become one of Tool's first well-known songs, the 1993 single "Sober". The performance was recorded using multiple camera angles and was sold as a VHStape. The tape also included a short interview with Keenan backstage after the concert ended. Genuine copies of the tape have sold for upward of $100 USD on auction sites such as eBay.
During the post-show interview, Keenan notes that Children of the Anachronistic Dynasty would perform next week at a Grand Rapids
pubknown as "The Intersection", as well as noting that (jokingly) they would perform at "next year's Rainbow Gathering". It is unknown whether or not C.A.D. performed again following the concert.
All songs were written by
Maynard James Keenanand Kevin Horning, except where noted. "Waiting for the World" is a cover of a song performed by TexA.N.S.on their 1987 album "Never Again", of which both Keenan, the Horning brothers, and Geluso were members (note that Kevin Horning co-wrote "Waiting for the World" while in TexA.N.S.). All tracks on side two are condensed into two tracks, but listed with separate titles on the track listing. Whether this was intended or a mistake is unknown. "TV Date Smoke" contains samples from various news reports, " The Dating Game", and several commercials about products designed to help people stop smoking (as well as a sample from the movie Hound of Dracula).
# "Feed My Fire" – 4:11
# "Wait Now, Cry Now" (Keenan) – 4:18
# "If A Friend" (Keenan/"MMM"/"Doug"/"Tom") [cite web
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# "Mandango Lover" – 3:32
# "Bleeding on You" (Keenan) – 3:27
# "Surprise" (Tex Porker/Keenan) – 3:02
# "Waiting for the World" (K. Horning/Porker) [cite web
title="Never Again" cover
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# "System" – 3:31
# "New System/Pseudo System" – 11:15
# "Phone Walls/TV Date Smoke/TV System/Bone Dog" – 19:51
Maynard James Keenan– vocals, Korgdrum programming on side two
*Kevin Horning –
*Todd Horning –
*Stan Henderson – bass, vocals on "Pseudo System"
*Tom Geluso –
drums on side one
Elaine Joyce– vocal samples on "TV Date Smoke"
* [http://www.collectiveunconscious.org/caddog.html Dog.House on collectiveunconscious.org]
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