Charlie (album)

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Charlie
Studio album by Melt-Banana
Released October 27, 1998
Genre Noise rock
Length 35:36
Label A-Zap
Melt-Banana chronology
Scratch Or Stitch
(1995)
Charlie
(1998)
MxBx 1998/13,000 Miles at Light Velocity
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Charlie is the third album by Melt-Banana. This album was the first release on their own label, A-Zap.

Charlie features guest appearances by Mike Patton and Mr. Bungle on the song "Area 877 [Phoenix Mix]". Mike Patton says: "MELT... BANANA!" at the beginning of the song and Melt-Banana have sampled this through many of their other songs including "7.2 Seconds Flipping", "Brick Again" and the version of "Bad Gut Missed Fist" on their live album MxBx 1998/13,000 Miles At Light Velocity.

Charlie was named after the movie Charly, based on the novel Flowers for Algernon.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Introduction for Charlie" – 3:10
  2. "Circle-Jack (Chase the Magic Words, Lego Lego)" – 2:39
  3. "Spathic!!" – 2:29
  4. "Tapir's Flown Away" – 2:36
  5. "F.D.C. for Short" – 1:23
  6. "Taen Taen Taen (?)" – 0:44
  7. "Cannot" – 2:50
  8. "Area 877 [Phoenix Mix]" – 1:41
  9. "Giggle on the Stretcher" – 0:49
  10. "Section Eight" – 3:49
  11. "Drug Store" – 1:56
  12. "Stimulus for Revolting Virus" – 2:00
  13. "Excess" – 1:42
  14. "Chipped Zoo on the Wall, Wastes in the Sky..." – 7:48

There is also an untitled track hidden in the pregap before the first track, which is a cover of the song "Neat Neat Neat" by The Damned. It is 2 minutes and 14 seconds long followed by a minute of silence.

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