Example (album)

Example is the second studio album released by For Squirrels.[6][7] It was produced by Nick Launay. It was For Squirrels' only major label record, as lead singer John Vigliatura and bassist Bill White died when the band's van blew a tire and crashed less than a month before the album's release.[5]

Example
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 3, 1995
RecordedCompass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas and Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida in 1995
GenreAlternative rock, Post-grunge
Length42:17
LabelSony
ProducerNick Launay[1]
For Squirrels chronology
Baypath Rd
(1994)
Example
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[3]
MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide3.5/5 stars[4]
The Orlando Sentinel3/5 stars[5]

Despite the death of half the band, the two surviving members chose to release the album as scheduled.[3] The band released "Mighty K.C." as the only single from the album. The song peaked at #15 on the Billboard Modern Rock Track chart.

The album did not gain mainstream popularity, reaching only No. 171 on the Billboard 200.[8]

Travis Tooke and Jack Griego would form a new band, Subrosa.[9] They released an album, Never Bet the Devil Your Head, in 1997.[10]

Critical receptionEdit

The Austin Chronicle called the album "a great approximation of early R.E.M. that would fit nicely in a set with the Gin Blossoms, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Sponge."[11] Trouser Press wrote that Example shows "that [the band] was a vibrant musical force with a fully realized sound and a knack for explosive, out-of-the-ordinary dynamics."[12]

Track listingEdit

All songs by For Squirrels

  1. "8:02 PM" - 3:28
  2. "Orangeworker" - 4:24
  3. "Superstar" - 3:20
  4. "Mighty K.C." - 5:39
  5. "Under Smithville" - 4:35
  6. "Long Live the King" - 3:15
  7. "The Immortal Dog and Pony Show" - 4:02
  8. "Stark Pretty" - 3:52
  9. "Disenchanted" - 6:44
  10. "Eskimo Sandune" - 3:03

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thompson, Dave (August 4, 2000). Alternative Rock. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 9780879306076 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Example - For Squirrels | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via www.allmusic.com.
  3. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 3: MUZE. p. 532.CS1 maint: location (link)
  4. ^ MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Visible Ink Press. 1999. p. 444.
  5. ^ a b "FOR SQUIRRELS". OrlandoSentinel.com.
  6. ^ "For Squirrels | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  7. ^ Cardenas, Georgina (September 21, 1995). "Setting a Fine Example". Miami New Times.
  8. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Albums, 1955-2001. Record Research. 2001. p. 303.
  9. ^ Soergel, Matt. "Drummer of band For Squirrels recalls tragic crash, 20 years later". The Florida Times-Union.
  10. ^ Kaufman, Gil. "Two Squirrels Become Subrosa". MTV News.
  11. ^ "Music Reviews". www.austinchronicle.com.
  12. ^ "For Squirrels". Trouser Press. Retrieved 4 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)