Fruit Machine (song)

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"Fruit Machine"
Re-release cover
Single by The Ting Tings
from the album We Started Nothing
Released 19 November 2007
Format Vinyl
Recorded 2007
Genre Dance-punk, new wave
Length 2:55
Label Switchflicker Records
Writer(s) Jules De Martino/Katie White
Producer(s) Jules De Martino
The Ting Tings singles chronology
"Fruit Machine"
(2007)
"Great DJ"
(2008)
Alternative covers
The 100 unique vinyl covers for the Berlin venue
The 100 unique vinyl covers for the London venue
The 100 unique vinyl covers for the New York venue
The 100 unique vinyl covers for the Salford venue

"Fruit Machine" is the second official single released by Salford band The Ting Tings in 2007. The single was limited to a 500-copy run.[1]

The vinyl was only available for fans of The Ting Tings to buy at their live shows. Every single released had different cover art. This is because at every concert, a hundred blank seven-inch sleeves were pinned to a wall, making a canvas on which fans could create an overall piece of artwork that, once dismantled, were used as the sleeves for the singles.[1][2] The making of the sleeves was also filmed and then shown in real time at each consecutive venue.

The song has a short guitar solo by vocalist and guitarist Katie White. Tremolo picking and distortion are used.

Re-release[edit]

The song was to receive its full UK release on 9 February 2009,[3] it however was cancelled a week before its released date, being removed from every retailers database.[4] Two weeks later though, their next single would be released, "We Walk". "Fruit Machine" had already charted on the Australian club chart at 37.

Track listing[edit]

7" Vinyl
  1. "Fruit Machine" - 2:54
  2. "Impacilla Carpisung" - 3:43
Regular CD
  1. "Fruit Machine" - 2:54
  2. "Fruit Machine" - 2:28
Remixes Promo CD
  1. "Fruit Machine" (Bimbo Jones Remix) - 6:12
  2. "Fruit Machine" (Bimbo Jones Dub) - 6:24
  3. "Fruit Machine" (Bimbo Jones Radio Edit) - 3:09
  4. "Fruit Machine" (Dave Spoon Vocal Mix) - 5:57
  5. "Fruit Machine" (Dave Spoon Dub) - 5:42

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Peak
position
2009 ARIA Australian Club Chart 15[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Ting Tings release new single... NME - 28 September 2007
  2. ^ The Records of... NME - 28 September 2007
  3. ^ Re-release of "Fruit Machine"
  4. ^ "Fruit Machine" removed
  5. ^ "Top 50 Club Chart - Australian Record Industry Association". Ariacharts.com.au. 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 

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