I Am the Fun Blame Monster!

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I Am the Fun Blame Monster!
Studio album by Menomena
Released 2003 (Self release) & October 23, 2003 (Through FILMguerrero)
Recorded 2003 Hot Water Bottle in Cornelius, Oregon
Genre Experimental Rock, Rock
Length 44:26
Label FILMguerrero
Fg25
Producer Menomena
Menomena chronology
I Am the Fun Blame Monster!
(2003)
Under an Hour
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.7/10)[2]
PopMatters (positive)[3]
Stylus B+[4]
Tiny Mix Tapes 5/5 stars[5]

I Am the Fun Blame Monster! is the debut album of the band Menomena. It was self-released on May 20, 2003 and made available exclusively through online retailer CD Baby. The CD was re-released by FILMguerrero in 2004, and then again by Barsuk/FILMguerrero in 2007. A white vinyl LP was released by FILMguerrero in 2005 that featured an origami design by band member Brent Knopf and hand screen printing/assembly by band member Danny Seim. The original run was limited to 500 copies, which sold out. FILMguerrero re-released the LP in 2007 on 180 gram vinyl, but without the intricate packaging. The title is an anagram for "The First Menomena Album."

On May 24, 2011, the album was reissued as a double album alongside a bonus DVD. The bonus material features 9 bonus tracks and rare footage of the band's appearances on Portland cable Public-access television program The Sista Social Show, a live performance at Portland's Meow-Meow and music videos for the album tracks "Trigga Hiccups" and "Cough Coughing".[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cough Coughing" – 3:20
  2. "The Late Great Libido" – 4:59
  3. "E. Is Stable" – 5:17
  4. "Twenty Cell Revolt" – 4:05
  5. "Strongest Man in the World" – 5:35
  6. "Oahu" – 5:18
  7. "Trigga Hiccups" – 4:02
  8. "Rose" – 2:58
  9. "The Monkey's Back" – 8:52

Deluxe Reissue Track listing[edit]

  1. "Shirt"
  2. "Crunka"
  3. "Let's All Unite!"
  4. "The Ladder"
  5. "Sepia"
  6. "Nebali"
  7. "Divad"
  8. "Tung Track"
  9. "Posh Isolation"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ PopMatters review
  4. ^ Stylus review
  5. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  6. ^ Barsuk Records: I Am the Fun Blame Monster! (Deluxe Reissue)

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