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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sounding like a suburban, melodic, white funk-injected version of King Missile's performance art/standup comedy, "The Distance" became a novelty hit in the fall of 1996, sending Cake's second album, Fashion Nugget, to platinum status. Certainly, "The Distance" was the only reason Fashion Nugget went platinum, because the remainder of the album is too collegiate and arcane for mainstream music tastes. It isn't because it's obscure or intellectual -- it's because the band is smirking. An "ironic" cover of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" is the key to the album, sending the signal that nothing is too insignificant to make fun of. Their blend of collegiate musical ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sounding like a suburban, melodic, white funk-injected version of King Missile's performance art/standup comedy, "The Distance" became a novelty hit in the fall of 1996, sending Cake's second album, Fashion Nugget, to platinum status. Certainly, "The Distance" was the only reason Fashion Nugget went platinum, because the remainder of the album is too collegiate and arcane for mainstream music tastes. It isn't because it's obscure or intellectual -- it's because the band is smirking. An "ironic" cover of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" is the key to the album, sending the signal that nothing is too insignificant to make fun of. Their blend of collegiate musical styles -- funk, hip-hop, alternative rock -- makes the music easy to digest in small doses, such as "The Distance."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/17/1996
  • Label: Volcano
  • UPC: 614223286723
  • Catalog Number: 32867

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cake Primary Artist
Victor Damiani Bass Guitar
Vince Di Fiore Percussion, Trumpet
John McCrea Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Todd Roper Percussion, Drums
Greg Brown Organ, Electric Guitar
Greg Vincent Pedal Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Cake Arranger, Producer
Craig Long Engineer
Kirt Shearer Engineer
Victor Damiani Composer
Joe Johnston Engineer
John McCrea Composer
Todd Roper Composer
Don C. Tyler Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great great great band

    ok, if you have never listened to CAKE you gotta, they r a majorly awesome band. every album is amazing. they r so unique and different. i love everything about CAKE. so buy this CD and all their CD's you'll love them...well, preview them first because most people dont like them...dont know why. they r amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love at First listen

    It is rare for me to like something when I first hear it. And I loved this when I first heard it in my friends car. I knew I had to own it. They have an eclectic little appreciated sound of early No Doubt, They Might Be Giants, and early Barenaked Ladies. The songs are to the point, and make their point quickly. Somewhat stoic lyrics get emotions across quickly and satisfactory. I can't describe what exactly it is that made me like it. I just did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This album rocks

    Take it from a music freak born in 1960, this release is as good as some of the old stuff that rock was born from. Almost every track is good. If you want a refreshing sound with some nice horns, great guitars and a complete package, this is what you are looking for. For me, it takes real creativity to make profanity sound good, and this band has it. None of that poorly presented, angry rap sewer shoot. The tunes are diverse in lyrics and in overall presentation. The attitude includes deep feelings presented in a cerefree way. A real independent sound that gives people a feeling of confidence and letting go, and absolutely accomplishes the mission of expressing the band's intent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Essentially

    Within months of the release of Motorcade of Generosity, Cake released his second album, Fashion Nugget, a schizophrenic collection of lo-fi recordings from between 1990 and 1995. Much of the music on the album draws from the noisy, experimental post-punk of Stone Temple Pilots and the dirty, primitive junk rock of Mother Love Bone; his absurdist sense of humor surfaces only rarely, and only in the guise of such sophomoric cuts as ''I Will Survive'' and ''The Distance,'' while his sense of songcraft is inaudible. Essentially, the record was both a palate cleanser, one designed to scare away the ''Rock & Roll Lifestyle'' fans, and a bid for indie credibility, since the music on Fashion is equally as uncompromising and as unlistenable as Stone Temple Pilots or their many imitators at their most extreme.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cake in top form, so why ask why?

    Considering the positively cold-blooded reviews that Cake consistantly recieves from self-important 'critics' (an apt term don't you think?) I am forced to do nothing less than absolutely love this album, unconditionaly. The idea of using horns in rock strikes me more as something to be extolled as opposed to expeled. Why call good ideas novelties? It does not seem like Cake the band views themselves as novelties, so why do we need to? This album is unique, funny, and fun to listen too. While everyone else can go looking for more in music, people who are easy to please spend their lives happier than all the rest of us. so People of the World Relax!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    mmm . . . cake

    I REALLY like Cake, and Fashion Nugget is a good one. After listening to pop radio for 10 seconds and wishing I had been born deaf, Cake's style jolts the eardrums just right. I especially like their use of brass. (and I disagree with Stephen Thomas Erlewine wholeheartedly when he says that Fashion Nugget is tedious.) With the cd player on shuffle, my favorite songs are usually Cake's. I find them to be about as quality as my other favorite stuff (if not in musical virtuosity, at least in humor and unique sounds).

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