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While one might imagine Maynard James Keenan would have enough going on to keep him busy as a frontman with the groups Tool and A Perfect Circle, in 2007 he decided to record an album under yet another name with Puscifer. Described by Keenan as "the space where my Id, Ego, and Anima all come together to exchange cookie recipes," Puscifer first appeared as the name of a fictional band Keenan fronted in a cameo on the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show in 1995. It wasn't until 2003 that Keenan actually recorded under the name, when he teamed up with Danny Lohner for a track called "Rev 22:20" for the Underworld soundtrack, and it wasn't until four years later that he set to work on an entire Puscifer album. Organized less as a traditional "rock band," and more as a musical collective in which Keenan could work with a rotating lineup of likeminded artists, Puscifer's early recording projects featured a large cast of noted musicians, including Tim Alexander from Primus, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk from Audioslave and Rage Against the Machine, former King Crimson member Trey Gunn, violinist Lisa Germano, pop singer/songwriter Jonny Polonsky, and actress and vocalist Milla Jovovich. The first product of Puscifer's new life was a single issued in early October 2007; the A-side was "Cuntry Boner," a gleefully offensive song originally recorded by Electric Sheep (a short-lived punk band featuring Adam Jones and Tom Morello years before they would respectively join Tool and Rage Against the Machine), while the flip side was a cover of the Circle Jerks' "World Up My Ass." Later the same month, Puscifer's debut album, V Is for Vagina, was released; like the single, it was released in the United States by Keenan's own Puscifer Entertainment label, and it featured ten original songs, many of which were dominated by slow but potent dance grooves rather than Tool's prog metal textures. Keenan has said the group has no immediate plans to tour, but he is collaborating with several filmmakers on short movies based on the songs, which could be shown at live performances. In April of 2008, a remix album of V Is for Vagina titled V Is for Viagra: The Remixes was released and featured contributions from members of Nine Inch Nails, Telefon Tel Aviv, Ministry, and Slipknot, among others. Keenan returned the following year with the EP "C" is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here) before releasing the full-length, Conditions of My Parole, in 2011. An EP, Donkey Punch in the Night, arrived in 2013 with a pair of new tracks, as well as covers of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Accept's "Balls to the Wall." Money $hot, the band's third studio LP, followed in 2015 and featured the single "Grand Canyon". ~ Mark Deming
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Puscifer

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Puscifer

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Queen B
  3.   Rev 22:20
  4.   Cuntry Boner
  5.   The Remedy
  6.   The Humbling River
  7.   Momma Sed
  8.   Conditions of My Parole
  9.   Indigo Children
  10.   Dozo Dub
  11.   Horizons
  12.   Potions "Deliverance Mix"
  13.   World Up My Ass
  14.   The Arsonist
  15.   Agostina
  16.   Momma Sed "Alive At Club Nokia"
  17.   Under Dub
  18.   Trekka Dub
  19.   Bone Dub
  20.   Breathe
  21.   Toma
  22.   Man Overboard
  23.   Lighten up Francis
  24.   Vagina Mine
  25.   Smoke and Mirrors
  26.   Galileo
  27.   Sour Grapes
  28.   Telling Ghosts
  29.   Grand Canyon
  30.   Sour Dub
  31.   The Mission
  32.   The Undertaker
  33.   Life of Brian (Apparently You Haven't Seen)
  34.   Dear Brother
  35.   The Weaver
  36.   The Rapture
  37.   Dozo
  38.   Autumn
  39.   Moneyshot
  40.   Children Of The Dub
  41.   Monsters Deconstruct
  42.   The Green Valley
  43.   Psa, Lol!
  44.   Drunk With Power
  45.   Polar Bear
  46.   Trekka
  47.   Vagina Mine "Alive At Club Nokia"
  48.   Momma Dubbed Part 1 & 2
  49.   Bohemian Rhapsody
  50.   Tiny Monsters
  51.   Oceans
  52.   Tumbleweed
  53.   Vagina
  54.   Dub With Power
  55.   Balls To the Wall
  56.   Monsoons
  57.   Simultaneous
  58.   Dub v2.02
  59.   The Mission " M Is for Milla Mix"
  60.   Queen D
  61.   Holiday on the Moon by Maynard James Keenan
  62.   Country Boner
  63.   Psr, Lol!
  64.   Holiday on the Moon
  65.   Guns For Hire

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