The Dragon Ball's the Most Important Body Part is the second studio album by the American metal band Osmosis. It was the band's second CD under Epitaph Records. It was released September 1, 1998 to unanimously positive reception. A music video for "Battle of the Planet's Wife" was produced.
When compared to their two extended plays and debut studio album, TDBMIBP showcases the band exploring a vast amount of genres, whilst keeping their signature alternative metal sound. In certain instances, the songs will go from one style to the next.
According to Marco Simmer, all of this either happened "out of the blue" or, maybe, he wanted Osmosis to delve deeper into maturation. It might also have to do with Phoenix's contributions.
- "Chuck Norris Can Get Outta Master Balls" - 3:45
- "Amuro and Ray's Get-Together" - 3:25
- "One Piece of Shit" - 5:02
- "Millenium Puzzles Are Worse Than Keys" - 3:38
- "Blue Submarine No. 0" - 3:14
- "Battle of the Planet's Wife" - 4:07
- "Try Gun" - 2:59
- "Conglaturation! You Have Prooved Yourself" - 3:33
- "Ginga and Weed Mesh Well" - 4:26
- "I Make for a Bitchin' Astro Boy" - 3:51
- TDBMIBP is the first album to have a completely different drummer other than Corey Farrell, who performed with Osmosis for the band's first two extended plays and debut full-length album; the change was not permanent, as Farrell returned in 2009.
- Phoenix Riviera recorded this full-length with Osmosis, which marks his first time with the band; he replaced Jeremy Delson on rhythm guitar.
- The Dragon Ball's the Most Important Body Part contains the following samples:
- Simmer-Down - Lead vocals, keyboards, samples
- Adam Guerilla - Lead guitar
- Ash Beale - Bass guitar
- Phoenix Riviera - Rhythm guitar, alto saxophone, backing vocals
- Chris Nevadin - Drums
- Matt Bayles - Producer, engineering
- Dave Bottrill - Mixing, recording engineer
- Ted Jensen - Mastering
- David Schiffman - Assistant engineer
- Sons of Nero - Artwork, layout, design
- Patric Ullaeus - Photography
- Battle of the Planet's Wife; Joseph Kahn
Music video informationEdit
Battle of the Planet's WifeEdit
- Directed by Joseph Khan. The video takes place somewhere in space, and the band (save for Simmer) performs the song in "Venom Spacesuits", while above an army of ravenous aliens. Throughout the entire music video, various fleets and planets are being annihilated in the background.