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Artist: A Perfect Circle
Length: 48:13
Previous release:
Thirteenth Step
Next release:

eMOTIVe is the third and latest album by American rock supergroup A Perfect Circle. It was released on November 1, 2004, to coincide with the US presidential election. The album contains ten political cover songs, and two original songs. Of the two original songs, one of them is "Passive", a version of the song "Vacant", by the ex-group Tapeworm. The song was created by Keenan, Danny Lohner, Trent Reznor, and others for the defunct Tapeworm project. Tapeworm never released a studio version, but A Perfect Circle has played the song live since 2001. The other original song was "Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums", which was originally perceived to be a remix of the song "Pet" from Thirteenth Step. Maynard James Keenan spoke about this song on aMOTION and insists that it is not a remix, but rather a second part of "Pet". The lyrical content of "Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums" is similar to that in "Pet", but the delivery and staging of the vocals vary, reflecting the political tones of the album. An animated music video for this song was seen on the band's website. eMOTIVe debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at number 2 behind the various artists compilation Now 17. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on December 9, 2004. The album cover shows Los Angeles in an Armageddon-like state.

Track Listing[]

No. Track Credits Length
1 "Annihilation" (Crucifix cover) Crucifix 2:13
2 "Imagine" (John Lennon cover) John Lennon 4:48
3 "Peace Love and Understanding" (Nick Lowe cover) Nick Lowe 5:03
4 "What's Going On" (Marvin Gaye cover) Al Cleveland, Renaldo Benson, Marvin Gaye 4:53
5 "Passive" Howerdel / Lohner / Keenan / Reznor 4:09
6 "Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie" (Black Flag cover) Greg Ginn 2:18
7 "People Are People" (Depeche Mode cover) Martin Gore 3:43
8 "Freedom of Choice" (Devo cover) Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale 2:59
9 "Let's Have a War" (Fear cover) Lee Ving and Philo Cramer 3:28
10 "Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums" Howerdel / Keenan 5:36
11 "When the Levee Breaks" (Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe McCoy cover, made popular by Led Zeppelin) Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy 5:55
12 "Fiddle and the Drum" (Joni Mitchell cover) Joni Mitchell 3:06
Total: 48:13