Failure (The Posies album)

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Failure
Studio album by The Posies
Released 1988
Recorded Dec 1987 – Feb 1988
Genre Alternative rock
Length 42:23
Label PopLlama
Producer Jon Auer, Ken Stringfellow
The Posies chronology
Failure
(1988)
Dear 23
(1990)
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Failure is the debut album of The Posies. It was first released independently in 1988 on cassette only. In 1989 it was reissued on cassette, LP and CD in 1989 on PopLlama Records. Due to time playing time restrictions imposed by the LP manufacturer the band was forced to drop one song from the PopLlama LP edition. The CD version had no time restrictions and includes the same content as the cassette.

It was later remastered and reissued again in 2004 on Houston Party Records. "I May Hate You Sometimes" appears in Children of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the Second Psychedelic Era, 1976–1995, and was also featured in the 2000 Daria telemovie Is It Fall Yet? as the ending-credits song.


Track listing[edit]

All songs by Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow.

  1. "Blind Eyes Open" – 3:55
  2. "The Longest Line" – 3:12
  3. "Under Easy" – 3:25
  4. "Like Me Too" – 3:35
  5. "I May Hate You Sometimes" – 3:20
  6. "Ironing Tuesdays" – 2:56
  7. "Paint Me" – 4:05
  8. "Believe in Something Other (Than Yourself)" – 4:10
  9. "Compliment?" – 3:22
  10. "At Least for Now" – 3:33
  11. "Uncombined" – 4:00 (not included on the PopLlama LP edition)
  12. "What Little Remains" – 2:50

Bonus tracks (15th Anniversary edition)[edit]

  1. "I May Hate You Sometimes" - Demo
  2. "Paint Me" - Demo
  3. "Like Me Too" - Demo
  4. "Allison Hubbard" - Instrumental
  5. "After May A Summer Dies a Swan" - Instrumental
  6. "Blind Eyes Open" - Instrumental Demo
  7. "I May Hate You Sometimes" - Alternative Version
  8. "Compliment?" - Alternative Version

Personnel[edit]