Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys

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"Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys"
Single by Arctic Monkeys
A-side Fake Tales of San Francisco
B-side From the Ritz to the Rubble
Released 30 May 2005 (2005-05-30)
Format 7", CD
Recorded May 2005
Genre Garage rock, indie rock
Length 06:11
Label Bang Bang Recordings
Writer(s) Mike Crossey
Arctic Monkeys singles chronology
"Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys"
"I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor"

"Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys" is the debut single[1] by Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys. Released on 30 May 2005, it featured a re-recording of fan favourite "Fake Tales of San Francisco" and new song and B-side "From the Ritz to the Rubble". It was a limited release by Bang Bang Recordings - a label was created by the band for the sole purpose of releasing the single. The name, Bang Bang, was mooted as a replacement band name, on the basis that the name Arctic Monkeys sounded "silly".

Only 1500 CDs and 1500 vinyl copies were made available, meaning the single is now rare and increasingly sought after by fans of the band. Both tracks were re-recorded and included on the band's debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Fake Tales of San Francisco"   3:00
2. "From the Ritz to the Rubble"   3:11