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Tape Head is the seventh studio album by heavy metal/hard rock trio King's X, released in 1998 via Metal Blade Records.

A music video was made for the song "Fade". "World" is a reworked song from the band's Sneak Preview demos. The controversial unreleased track "Quality Control" is included on the album, but has been re-titled to "Happy". The majority of the lyrics are now different, including the lack of profanity.

The album cover picture is that of Doug Pinnick wrapped in recording tape.

According to Pinnick, he brought the songs "Happy", "Cupid" and "Hate You", and Ty Tabor brought "Ocean" to the Tape Head recording sessions. All other songs were band created during the recording session.

The riff in the opening track 'Groove Machine’ strongly resembles the riff in the song 'Slacker' by the Texas band Monster Dogs, according to MetalSucks writer Vince Neilstein.

The song "Walter Bela Farkas" was recorded live August 8, 1996 at the Tramps nightclub in New York City.



Groove Machine3:42
Over And Over3:23
Little Bit Of Soul4:13
Hate You3:01
Higher Than God3:00
Mr. Evil3:45
Walter Bela Farkas (Live Peace In New York)2:42

King's X - Tape Head [RSD Pink][LP]

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