Motorcade of Generosity

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Motorcade of Generosity
Studio album by Cake
Released February 7, 1994
Recorded 1993
Genre Alternative rock, alternative country
Length 43:12
Label Capricorn
Producer Cake
Cake chronology
Motorcade of Generosity
Fashion Nugget
Singles from Motorcade of Generosity
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[3]

Motorcade of Generosity is the first studio album by American alternative rock band Cake. It was released on 7 February 1994 on Capricorn Records.


In Cake's March 12, 2008 newsletter the band announced a re-issue of the album in the form of a "special edition value added Digipak configuration including bonus video content and a Motorcade decal," also mentioning a future release of the album on vinyl. The re-issue was, however, later pushed back. In the June 2nd fan newsletter, Cake announced Upbeat Record's June 9 re-release of "Motorcade of Generosity." On January 14, 2009 a special limited edition orange vinyl re-issue of the album was made available for purchase on the band's official website. It sold out in two days. The band announced plans to release a black vinyl and CD re-issue in the spring.[4]

The album was reissued on CD on June 9, 2009.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by John McCrea unless otherwise stated. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Comanche"     2:09
2. "Ruby Sees All"     3:00
3. "Up So Close"     3:13
4. "Pentagram"     2:19
5. "Jolene"   Greg Brown, McCrea 5:19
6. "Haze of Love"     3:08
7. "You Part the Waters"   Brown, McCrea 2:50
8. "Is This Love?"     3:19
9. "Jesus Wrote a Blank Check"     3:10
10. "Rock 'N' Roll Lifestyle"     4:14
11. "I Bombed Korea"     2:19
12. "Mr. Mastodon Farm"   Brown 5:27
13. "Ain't No Good"     2:40

Appearances in other media[edit]

  • The Daria episode "The Road Worrier" used "Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle" for its closing credits.
  • The video of "Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle" aired on an episode of Weird TV.
  • A remake of "I Bombed Korea" can be heard in the movie Waltz with Bashir sung by Zeev Tene entitled "Beirut".
  • "Jolene" was used in the Italian movie L'uomo in più (One man up).



  • John McCrea - guitar, vocals
  • Greg Brown - guitar, organ
  • Vince DiFiore - trumpet
  • Victor Damiani - bass
  • Todd Roper - drums

Special Guests

  • Frank French - drums on tracks 5, 8, 10, 11
  • Gabriel Nelson - bass on tracks 5, 8, 10, 11
  • Hag - extra background vocals


  1. ^ Cater, Darryl. "Motorcade of Generosity - Cake". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  2. ^ "CG: Cake". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 130. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  4. ^ "Newsflash for January 16, 2009". Retrieved 2012-03-02. 

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