Digging the Grave

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"Digging the Grave"
Single by Faith No More
from the album King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
Released February 28, 1995
Format CD single, vinyl
Recorded Bearsville Studios in Bearsville, New York
Genre Alternative metal
Length 3:04
Label Slash
Writer(s)

Music: Mike Patton, Mike Bordin, Billy Gould

Lyrics: Mike Patton
Producer(s) Andy Wallace, Faith No More
Faith No More singles chronology
"Another Body Murdered"
(1993)
"Digging the Grave"
(1995)
"Ricochet"
(1995)
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime track listing
"Ugly in the Morning"
(8)
"Digging the Grave"
(9)
"Take This Bottle"
(10)

"Digging the Grave" is a song by Faith No More, released as the first single from their fifth studio album King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime. Like the rest of the singles released from the album, it failed to chart in the US. However, the song became the band's fourth-highest charting single in the UK.

Release[edit]

The song was released as a single on 28 February 1995, before the release of King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime. That March, the band appeared on the British television program Top of the Pops to promote the single, later performing it on MTV Europe, Canal+'s Nulle Part Ailleurs and The Jon Stewart Show.[1] The single reached number 16 on the UK Singles Chart,[2] and number 12 on the Australian ARIA Charts;[3] becoming the 91st most-played song on Australian radio that year.[4] It featured on an episode of Beavis and Butt-head in August 1995,[5] and was included on the soundtrack of the 1996 Italian film Jack Frusciante è uscito dal gruppo.[6] A video for the song was recorded, directed by Marcus Raboy, who was credited as Alan Smithee.[7] The video featured Roddy Bottom, the band's keyboard player, on guitar; and was later included on the collection Who Cares a Lot?: The Greatest Videos.

Covers[edit]

Track lists[edit]

Blue vinyl 12" single

  1. "Digging the Grave"
  2. "Ugly in the Morning"
  3. "Absolute Zero"
  4. "Get Out"

Standard edition/promo 12"

  1. "Digging the Grave" – 3:05
  2. "Ugly in the Morning" – 3:09
  3. "Absolute Zero" – 4:09
  4. "Cuckoo for Caca" – 3:43

Limited edition

  1. "Digging the Grave" – 3:05
  2. "I Started a Joke" (Bee Gees) – 3:00
  3. "Greenfields" (The Brothers Four) – 3:46

Limited Australian edition

  1. "Digging the Grave" – 3:05
  2. "Ugly in the Morning" – 3:09
  3. "Absolute Zero" – 4:09
  4. "I Started a Joke" (Bee Gees) – 3:00
  5. "Greenfields" (The Brothers Four) – 3:46

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
UK Singles Chart[2] 16
ARIA Charts[3] 12
RIANZ Charts[9] 16
French Singles Chart[10] 23
Swedish Singles Chart[11] 39
Norwegian Singles Chart[12] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stefan Negele. "Faith No More TV Appearances". Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "everyHit.com UK Top 40 chart archive". Retrieved 23 March 2011.  NB: Direct linking to search results is unavailable, please search for artist "Faith No More" for results
  3. ^ a b "australian-charts.com - Discography Faith No More". Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "1995 | history | triple j hottest 100 - 2008 | triple j". ABC. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Writers: Judge, Mike; Stillman, Joe. Directors: Judge, Mike; Kaplan; Yvette (9 August 1995). "Close Encounters". Beavis and Butt-head. Season 5. Episode 132. MTV.
  6. ^ Agatha Samborska (ed.). "Faith No More Frequently Asked Questions". old.fnm.com. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Alex S. Garda (ed.). "mvdbase.com - Marcus Raboy Videography". Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Frozen (Bonus Tracks) - Sentenced | AllMusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "chartz.org.nz Discography Faith No More". Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "lescharts.com Discographie Faith No More". Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  11. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Faith No More - King for a Day Fool for a Lifetime". Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  12. ^ "norwegiancharts.com - Faith No More - King for a Day Fool for a Lifetime". Retrieved 23 March 2011.