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