Adam Jones Says Tool Have Recorded a New Version of “Opiate”


Who the fucks knows what the fucking fuck is going on with Tool’s new fucking material, but according to an Instagram post from guitarist Adam Jones, the band has found time to fuck around with some of their old material. Specifically, “Opiate,” the title track from their 1992 EP (and the only cut from that release the band seems to play a regular basis (cue e-mails from angry nerds pointing out that one time they played “Part of Me” in 1996)):

“~ We recorded a new version of Opiate not too long ago. We wrote a different break down that’s about five minutes longer in the middle of the song. I believe there are recent live versions of it online. @dominic_hailstone_ did an (unreleased) Ultimate Video for it. Anyway here’s a clip of me messing with sounds for the distant Synth Melody. *Enjoy ❤️ #Tool #opiate ~”

Here’s the clip to which Jones refers…

…and here’s fan-filmed footage of the new version live:

Did this already-quite-long song need to be made five minutes longer? Did it need to be re-recorded at all? The answer to both questions is, “Probably not.” But I don’t see any real reason to get worked up about it right now, given that we have no idea when the revamped song will be released, if ever. I guess what I’m saying is, we can debate the subject more if we ever get to hear the studio recording.

So. Yeah.

[via The PRP]

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