Declaration of Conformity

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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.

Declaration of Conformity
Cover to the Compact Disc version of the album
Studio album by Wellwater Conspiracy
Released June 17, 1997
Recorded 1996–1997
Genre Alternative rock
Length 41:51
Language English
Label Third Gear
Wellwater Conspiracy chronology
Declaration of Conformity
Brotherhood of Electric: Operational Directives
Vinyl LP
Artwork for the 1997 vinyl edition
Artwork for the 1997 vinyl edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]


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  


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


  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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