Special Herbs, Vol. 2


Special Herbs, Vol. 2

Infobox Album |
Name = Special Herbs, Vol. 2
Type = Album
Artist = Metal Fingers


Released = January 1, 2002
Recorded = Various dates
Genre = Hip-hop
Length = 59:21
Label = High Times Records
Producer = Metal Fingers
Reviews =
Last album = "Special Herbs, Vol. 1"
(2001)
This album = "Special Herbs, Vol. 2"
(2002)
Next album = "Special Herbs, Vol. 3"
(2002)

"Special Herbs, Vol. 2" is the second album in the "Special Herbs" series of instrumental works released by Daniel Dumile under the Metal Fingers moniker. As with the previous volume, each track is named after a herb or similar flora, with the possibly ironic exceptions of mass-produced food additives monosodium glutamate and Red 40.

The album's title is slightly misleading, in that it is not an entirely new volume: the first installment in the Metal Fingers series, "Special Herbs, Vol. 1", appears again as the first nine tracks of "Vol. 2", and a note on the cover explains that the latter "contains Volumes 1 & 2". For this reason, the album is also commonly known as Special Herbs, Vols. 1 & 2. The difference in record labels on which the two albums were released explains this quirk.

Track listing

# "Saffron" – 3:24
#* Contains a sample from "Hogin' Machine" by Les Baxter, from the "Hell's Belles" soundtrack.
#* Produced by Metal Fingers
# "Arrow Root" – 3:45
#* Produced by Metal Fingers
# "Zatar" – 3:14
#* Produced by Metal Fingers
# "Fenugreek" – 3:22
#* Produced by Metal Fingers
# "Sumac Berries" – 3:34
#* Produced by Metal Fingers
# "Coriander" – 3:03
#* Produced by Metal Fingers
# "Shallots" – 4:00
#* Produced by Metal Fingers
# "Charnsuka" – 2:19
#* Produced by Metal Fingers
# "Monosodium Glutamate" – 2:40
#* Contains a sample from "One Hundred Ways" by Quincy Jones, from the album "The Dude".
#* Produced by Metal Fingers
# "Red #40" – 3:39
#* Produced by Metal Fingers
# "Nettle Leaves" – 3:28
#* Contains samples from "It's a New Day" by Skull Snaps, from the album "Skull Snaps", and from "Eastern Market" by Yusef Lateef, from the album "Yusef Lateef's Detroit".
#* Produced by Metal Fingers
# "Mullein" – 4:40
#* Produced by Metal Fingers
# "Mugwort" – 2:26
#* Contains a sample from "Hangin' On" by Coke Escovedo from the album "Comin' at Ya".
#* Produced by Metal Fingers
# "All Spice" – 3:00
#* Produced by Metal Fingers
# "Lovage" – 3:57
#* Produced by Metal Fingers
# "Eucalyptus" – 2:44
#* Produced by Metal Fingers
# "Myrrh" – 6:36
#* Contains samples from "Friends" by Whodini, from the album "Escape" and from "Friends and Strangers" by Ronnie Laws, from the album "Friends And Strangers".
#* Produced by Metal Fingers

Other versions

* "Saffron" is an instrumental version of "Doomsday" by MF DOOM, from the album "".
* "Arrow Root" is an instrumental version of "Next Levels" by King Geedorah featuring Scienz of Life, from the album "Take Me to Your Leader"; it is also used by Spiga and King Caesar on "Ride The Arrow", from the "X-Ray Monster Mixes 2" compilation.
* "Zatar" is an instrumental version of "Foolish" by MF Grimm featuring MF DOOM and Megalon, from the album "".
* "Fenugreek" is an instrumental version of "1,2...1,2" by Monsta Island Czars from the album "Escape from Monsta Island!"; it is also used by Ghostface Killah featuring the Wu-Tang Clan on "9 Milli Bros.", from the album "Fishscale".
* "Sumac Berries" is an instrumental version of "Scientific Civilization" by Monsta Island Czars from "Escape from Monsta Island!". It is also used by The John Robinson Project for "Indy 102", and by Ghostface Killah featuring Trife on "Jellyfish", from "Fishscale".
* "Coriander" is an instrumental version of "Mic Line" by King Geedorah, from "Escape from Monsta Island!".
* "Shallots" is an instrumental version of "Hands of Doom" by MF DOOM, from "Operation: Doomsday".
* "Charnsuka" is an instrumental version of "?" by MF DOOM featuring Kurious, from the same album.
* "Monosodium Glutamate" is an instrumental version of "Rhymes Like Dimes" by MF DOOM featuring DJ Cucumber Slice, from the same album.
* "Red #40" is an instrumental version of "Make It Squash! (Got a Roc)" by Kong, Megalon, King Caesar and Rodan, from "Escape from Monsta Island!". It is also used on "Bottle Rocket" by MF Grimm, from the MF DOOM collaboration album "Special Herbs and Spices Volume 1".
* "Nettle Leaves" is an instrumental version of "Who You Think I Am?" by MF DOOM featuring King Caesar, Rodan, Megalon, Kamackeris and Kong, from "Operation: Doomsday".
* "Mullein" is an instrumental version of "Live Wirez" by Gigan, from the "X-Ray Monster Mixes 1" compilation.
* "Mugwort" is an instrumental version of "Fastlane" by King Geedorah featuring Kurious, from "Take Me to Your Leader". It is also used on "Shifting Lanes" by GM Grimm featuring Kurious, from "Special Herbs and Spices Volume 1".
* "All Spice" is an instrumental version of "Kon Karne" by MF DOOM, from the album "MM..Food?". It was also to be used on "My Love" by GM Grimm from his triple album set "American Hunger", but owing to their recent disagreements Grimm substituted a different beat.
* "Lovage" is an instrumental version of "Guinnesses" by MF DOOM featuring Angelika and 4ize, from "MM..Food?".
* "Eucalyptus" is an instrumental version of "I.B.'s" by GM Grimm, from "The Downfall of Ibliys: A Ghetto Opera".
* "Myrrh" is an instrumental version of "Deep Fried Frenz" by MF DOOM, from "MM..Food?".
* "Metal Flowers", the hidden track after "Myrrh", is an instrumental version of "Beef Rapp" from the same album; later renamed "Vervain", it was also included on "Special Herbs, Vols. 9 & 0".

External links

* [http://www.angelfire.com/indie/slade916/special_herbs.html Special herbs guide]


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