Fashion Nugget

Fashion Nugget is the second studio album by alternative rock band Cake. It was released in 1996, and contains 14 songs. "The Distance" and "I Will Survive" became the most successful singles on the record, with the prior peaking at number 22 in the UK[7] and at number 4 on the US Alternative Airplay Chart.[8] The album was recorded at Paradise Studios in Sacramento, California.[9]

Fashion Nugget
Cake Fashion Nugget.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 17, 1996
Recorded1995-1996
Genre
Length48:36
LabelCapricorn
ProducerCake
Cake chronology
Motorcade of Generosity
(1994)
Fashion Nugget
(1996)
Prolonging the Magic
(1998)
Singles from Fashion Nugget
  1. "I Will Survive"
    Released: 1996
  2. "The Distance"
    Released: October 15, 1996
  3. "Frank Sinatra"
    Released: 1997
  4. "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps"
    Released: 1997
  5. "Friend Is A Four Letter Word"
    Released: March 3, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]
Chicago Tribune[2]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(2-star Honorable Mention)(2-star Honorable Mention)[3]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide[4]
The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music[5]
In Music We TrustA[6]

On December 9, 1996, the album was certified gold by the RIAA, and the next year, the album was certified platinum for shipments of one million copies.[10]

StyleEdit

The album contains elements of alternative rock,[1] rock,[6] funk,[1][2][11] hip hop,[12][1] rockabilly,[2] jazz,[2] country,[2][6][12] pop rock,[6] folk rock,[6] and Latin music.[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by John McCrea, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Frank Sinatra" 4:01
2."The Distance"Greg Brown3:00
3."Friend Is a Four Letter Word" 3:22
4."Open Book"Brown, McCrea3:44
5."Daria" 3:44
6."Race Car Ya-Yas"Cake1:21
7."I Will Survive"Freddie Perren, Dino Fekaris5:10
8."Stickshifts and Safetybelts" 2:09
9."Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps"Osvaldo Farrés, Joe Davis2:24
10."It's Coming Down" 3:44
11."Nugget"Cake3:58
12."She'll Come Back to Me" 2:24
13."Italian Leather Sofa" 5:52
14."Sad Songs and Waltzes"Willie Nelson3:15

PersonnelEdit

Cake
  • John McCrea - lead vocals, acoustic guitar and keyboards
  • Greg Brown - electric guitar and keyboards
  • Vince DiFiore - trumpet and percussion
  • Victor Damiani - bass
  • Todd Roper - drums and percussion
Guests
  • Greg Vincent - pedal steel guitar (track 12)

Appearances in other mediaEdit

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[28] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[29] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[30] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Thomas Erlewine, Stephen (September 17, 1996). "Fashion Nugget - Cake". Allmusic. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f McKeough, Kevin (October 3, 1996). "Cake Fashion Nugget (Capricorn)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 15, 2000). "Cake: Fashion Nugget". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 9780312245603.
  4. ^ Harris, Keith (2004). "Cake". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9780743201698.
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (2000). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music. Virgin Books. p. 74. ISBN 9780753504277.
  6. ^ a b c d e "In Music We Trust - Cake: Fashion Nugget". www.inmusicwetrust.com.
  7. ^ "Cake: UK Chart History". Official Charts. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  8. ^ "Cake: Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  9. ^ paradisestudios.com https://www.paradisestudios.net/. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Gold & Platinum - Search Results: Cake". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on December 13, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  11. ^ "Cake: Fashion Nugget - Mr. Hipster Album Reviews, Music". 18 January 2015.
  12. ^ a b "Cake - Fashion Nugget". October 31, 1996.
  13. ^ "Undergrads pilot". YouTube.
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  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cake – Fashion Nugget" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Cake – Fashion Nugget" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  17. ^ "Lescharts.com – Cake – Fashion Nugget". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  18. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Cake – Fashion Nugget" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  19. ^ "Charts.nz – Cake – Fashion Nugget". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  20. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Cake – Fashion Nugget". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  21. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  22. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  23. ^ "Cake Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  24. ^ "Cake Chart History (Top Catalog Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  25. ^ "Cake Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  26. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums for 1997". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  27. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1997". Billboard. 2 January 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  28. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1997 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved November 28, 2021.
  29. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Cake – Fashion Nugget". Music Canada. Retrieved November 28, 2021.
  30. ^ "American album certifications – Cake – Fashion Nugget". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 28, 2021.