Answer That and Stay Fashionable

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Answer That and Stay Fashionable
AFI - Answer That and Stay Fashionable cover.jpg
Studio album by AFI
Released July 4th, 1995[1]
April 22, 1997 (Re-Issue)
Recorded Art Of Ears Studio at Hayward, CA
Genre Hardcore punk[1][2][3]
Length 41:23[3]
42:00 (re-issue)
Label Wingnut[3]
Nitro (re-issue)[4]
Producer AFI,[5] Doug Sangalang,[5][3] Tim Armstrong,[5] Brett Reed[5]
AFI chronology
Fly in the Ointment
(1995)
Answer That and Stay Fashionable
(1995)
Very Proud of Ya
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[3]
Alternative Press 3.5/5 stars[1]

Answer That and Stay Fashionable is the debut studio album by American rock band AFI. It was originally released on July 4, 1995 through Wingnut Records. It was re-released on April 22, 1997 through Nitro Records.

Background[edit]

Answer That and Stay Fashionable was recorded in Hayward, California at the studio of Andy Ernst in 1995. It was produced by Doug Sangalang, Tim Armstrong and Brett Reed.

The album features a parody of the film Reservoir Dogs.[2] The tracks "Two of a Kind" and "Yürf Rendenmein" were re-recorded for AFI's second studio album Very Proud of Ya. The title of the track "Yürf Rendenmein" sounds like "your friend and mine" when pronounced slowly. The lyrics for "Cereal Wars" are credited to Toucan Sam for humor. It is stated in the album booklet that all of the tracks, excluding "Open Your Eyes", are copyrighted to Anthems For Insubordinates, the band's initialized name at the time.

The album originally included a hidden track, a cover of The Police's "Man in a Suitcase". This track is not present on the 1997 Nitro re-release, with the reason for the exclusion being unknown. The 1997 Nitro edition contains a cover of The Circus Tent's "Open Your Eyes", originally released in an alternate mix on the Fly in the Ointment EP in 1995.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Two of a Kind"   1:31
2. "Half-Empty Bottle"   1:39
3. "Yürf Rendenmein"   2:14
4. "I Wanna Get a Mohawk (But Mom Won't Let Me Get One)"   1:12
5. "Brownie Bottom Sundae"   1:47
6. "The Checkered Demon"   2:08
7. "Cereal Wars"   1:17
8. "The Mother in Me"   2:06
9. "Rizzo in the Box"   1:50
10. "Kung-Fu Devil"   2:15
11. "Your Name Here"   2:28
12. "Ny-Quil"   2:07
13. "Don't Make Me Ill"   2:41
14. "Open Your Eyes"   1:16
15. "High School Football Hero" (With hidden track "Man In A Suitcase" (The Police cover)) 1:31
Total length:
24:47
Vinyl edition
No. Title Length
16. "Self-Pity"   0:56
17. "Key Lime Pie"   0:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Producer: AFI
  • Co-Producers: Doug Sangalang, Tim Armstrong, Brett Reed
  • Recorded at Art Of Ears, Hayward, CA[6]
  • Mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA[6]
  • Photography: Steve Z[6]
  • Engineered and Recorded by Andy Ernst[5][6]
  • Lyrics by Davey Havok and Geoff Kresge[6][6]
  • Cover Art printed in Canada[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "AFI- Answer That And Stay Fashionable - Alternative Press". Altpress.com. 1995-08-01. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  2. ^ a b c "AFI 'Answer That and Stay Fashionable' Album Review". Culture Tease. 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Andy Hinds. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  4. ^ "AFI - Answer That And Stay Fashionable CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 1997-04-22. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "AFI - Answer That And Stay Fashionable (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "AFI - Answer That And Stay Fashionable (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  7. ^ "AFI - Answer That And Stay Fashionable (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-03-31.