This song is the very definition of a “deep cut.” Nestled inside the final track on Tool’s debut studio album. Buried deep inside of the nearly 16 minute final track, “Disgustipated” features a creepy, death march-type feel. With Maynard yelling over and over “THIS. IS. NECESSARY. LIFE. FEEDS ON LIFE. FEEDS ON LIFE. FEEDS ON LIFE.” etc, etc. A fun anecdote about how they made the sound effect for this song:
[Chris Haskett, then with the Rollins Band, is credited in the liner notes with “sledge hammer”, probably relating to the “three pianos and shotguns smashed with sledgehammers” on “Disgustipated”. Adam Jones recalls a story in which the band purchased two second-hand pianos with the intention of blasting them with shotguns in the indoor parking lot of Grand Master Studio and putting the resulting sounds to tape. Apparently the man running the studio was happy as long as they cleaned up the mess afterwards. Since the incident, Tool has been approached by other bands claiming to have seen the shotgun holes left by them in the carpark wall].
Now, give it a listen.