Rob Zombie’s new album, “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”, is out today (Friday, April 29), via UMe/T-Boy Records. In a video clip from Rolling Stone (see below), Rob explains how he arrived at the album title and how the record got made.
On the making of “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”:
Rob: “The new album I made actually before the last movie. I moved the studio into my house. We have a farm out in Connecticut and just sort of sequestered ourselves there and cranked through this record. It actually took a whole year to make the record, because we’d work for a couple of weeks and then we’d go out on tour and then we’d take a break. ‘Cause recording can be kind of a drag. If you go in there and you’re, like, ‘Okay, for the next six weeks, we’ll just hammer out every song,’ by the time you get to, like, track eleven, twelve, thirteen, you know they’re not the best songs on the record; they’re just not. But if you keep taking breaks and coming back, it’s always new and exciting again. So it kept it, like, ‘Oh, now these two are my favorites. No, no. These two are my favorites.'”
On the new album title:
Rob: “I didn’t title the record ‘till it was done, and then I called it ‘The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser’, ‘cause, to me, that’s what the record sounded like.”
On keeping the new album and songs short:
Rob: “I live in such a fear of being boring. So that’s why I’ll watch bands and I’m, like, ‘They’re so awesome. Man, they should have quit, like, a half an hour ago.’ Unless you’re Bruce Springsteen, let’s wrap it up, kids.”
“With this record, one thing I tried to do is keep it… It sounds so ridiculous, but it’s short. It’s a short record, and the songs are short. ‘Cause whenever I go through records that I love and I listen to over and over and over, I go, ‘Man, this record’s short. That’s why I loved it so much.’ It’s, like, thirty minutes, so I’ve listened to it nine thousand times, whereas you have other records where you go, ‘Yeah, I know that record’s great, but it’s, like, seventy-five minutes long, or the tracks are, like, six minutes long.’ Like, I’d go back and look at BEATLES records and go, like, ‘These songs are like a minute-and-a-half long. They don’t feel a minute-and-a-half long.’ Even when… Later, on ‘Magical Mystery Tour’, I used to think, ‘Oh, well, these songs are much longer.’ But they’re not really; they’re still short songs, but they seem epic. I love long songs, but if you’re gonna write a song that long, it’s better be ‘Freebird’ or ‘Stairway To Heaven’ or something. It’d better be worth my time.”
“The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” was produced by Chris “Zeuss” Harris and features Zombie alongside guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Ginger Fish.