Declaration of Conformity

Last updated on 21 October 2013

Declaration of Conformity is the first studio album by the American rock band Wellwater Conspiracy. It was released on June 17, 1997, through Third Gear Records.

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Artwork for the 1997 vinyl edition

Overview

The album was recorded in 1996 and 1997. This is the only Wellwater Conspiracy album in which Ben Shepherd sings all of the songs. The album was released to general critical acclaim. Matt Diehl of Rolling Stone said, "Declaration of Conformity suggests that these Soundgarden expats have left the Seattle sound behind for trippy psychedelia that recalls such 1960s freak icons as Syd Barrett and 13th Floor Elevators. Declaration's tinny, fuzzed-out sonics decidedly evoke the Summer of Love."[2]

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sleveless" John McBain, Ben Shepherd 3:17
2. "Shel Talmy" McBain, Matt Cameron, Shepherd 3:00
3. "The Ending" McBain, Cameron, Shepherd 2:59
4. "Sandy" The Carnabeats 2:32
5. "Far Side of Your Moon" McBain, Cameron, Shepherd 2:56
6. "Lucy Leave" Syd Barrett 3:04
7. "Green Undertow" McBain, Cameron 2:49
8. "Enebrio" McBain 3:03
9. "You Do You" McBain, Shepherd 3:03
10. "Space Travel in the Blink of an Eye" McBain, Cameron, Shepherd 3:14
11. "Nati Bati Yi" The Spiders 2:31
12. "Declaration of Conformity" McBain, Cameron, Shepherd 3:19
13. "Trowerchord" McBain, Shepherd 3:24
14. "Palomar Observatory" McBain, Cameron, Shepherd 2:40
Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Acka Raga" John Mayer  
14. "Late Night" Barrett  

Personnel

Wellwater Conspiracy
Additional musicians
  • Lou Alexander – bass assistance on "Shel Talmy"

References

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "allmusic ((( Declaration of Conformity > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Diehl, Matt (1997-10-02). "Wellwater Conspiracy: Declaration of Conformity". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2009-05-20.

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