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
(1994)
Fashion Nugget
(1996)
Singles from Motorcade of Generosity
  1. "Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle"
    Released: 1994
  2. "Jolene"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Ruby Sees All"
    Released: 1995

Motorcade of Generosity is the debut studio album by American alternative rock band Cake. It was released on February 7, 1994 by record label Capricorn.

Release[edit]

Motorcade of Generosity was released on February 7, 1994.

In the band's March 12, 2008 newsletter Cake 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.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[3]

Motorcade of Generosity has received a mixed-to-favorable response from critics.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by John McCrea, except as indicated. 

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

Personnel[edit]

Cake
  • John McCrea – guitar, vocals
  • Greg Brown – guitar, organ
  • Vince DiFiore – trumpet
  • Victor Damiani – bass
  • Todd Roper – drums
Additional personnel
  • Frank French – drums on tracks 5, 8, 10, 11
  • Gabriel Nelson – bass on tracks 5, 8, 10, 11
  • Hag – extra background vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cater, Darryl. "Motorcade of Generosity – Cake | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Cake". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 130. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 

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