Saliva (album)

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Saliva Debut Album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 26, 1997 (1997-08-26)
StudioRockingchair Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee
LabelOriginal: Rockingchair Records
Re-Release: Rockingchair Records, Diamond Productions
ProducerBill Pappas, Mark Yoshida, Saliva
Saliva chronology
Every Six Seconds
2003 re-release cover
2003 re-release cover
2003 re-release cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Saliva is the debut studio album by American nu-metal band Saliva. The album was recorded in the summer of 1997 at Rockingchair Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee with producers Bill Pappas and Mark Yoshida, along with Saliva co-producing. The CD was released through executive producer Mark Yoshida's own independent record label, Rockingchair Records on August 26, 1997. The original album release's artwork features a big "S" with the word "Saliva" in a white font over a black background. This was designed by graphic artist Brandon Seavers at multi-media studio Audio MasterWorks. The original version of this album is said to have sold in excess of 10,000 copies in two years, making it the best-selling release from Rockingchair Records.

Re-Issue (2003)[]

Following the major record label success of the band, after the release of Every Six Seconds (2001) and Back Into Your System (2002), Rockingchair Records made a manufacturing and distribution deal with Diamond Productions and RED Distribution imprint RUMM (RED Urban Music Marketing). The re-issue came out in 2003 with identical audio content but featured updated artwork. The front cover was completely redesigned and features a woman's face with her eyes closed, playing off the artwork of Every Six Seconds. The CD face was also altered from an all-black background on the original to a crackled texture on the re-issue. The booklet and back cover remained mostly identical with few exceptions; a different font was used for the text, the alignment was improved, the contact information was changed and there is a slight color shade difference: while the original issue had a more blue-ish gray tone, the re-issue has a more green-ish gray tone. The re-issue version's artwork was also designed and updated by Brandon Seavers, who had by this time bought out the multi-media company Audio MasterWorks with Mark Yoshida and renamed it AudioGraphic MasterWorks.


Four songs originally recorded for Saliva were later re-recorded with producer Bob Marlette and mixed by John Goodmanson and Steve Thompson as part of the band's major record label Island Records debut Every Six Seconds in 2000. The four songs were Beg, Greater Than Less Than, Pin Cushion and 800. Beg and Greater Than Less Than appeared on Every Six Seconds, however Pin Cushion and 800 were cut from the album and kept as b-sides. The re-recording of Pin Cushion appeared on the soundtrack to the Canadian werewolf horror film Ginger Snaps in 2000, while 800 appeared on the soundtrack to the American horror film Resident Evil in 2002.

When Saliva released its greatest hits compilation Moving Forward in Reverse: Greatest Hits in 2010, Saliva was the only release not be showcased.

Track listing[]

3."Call It Something"4:12
5."Greater Than Less Than"3:46
8."Pin Cushion"4:49
9."Sand Castle"5:08
11."I Want It"3:19
Total length:54:46


Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.


  1. ^ "Saliva - Saliva". Allmusic.

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