is the fifth Pressure Chief studio album by American band Cake. It was released on October 5, 2004, pushed back from its original August release date. It was produced by the band and recorded in a converted house in Sacramento. The lead single, " No Phone" peaked at #13 on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The second single " Carbon Monoxide" garnered some airplay but failed to crack the Modern Rock Tracks top 40. The album was the band's second and last record under Columbia Records.
The songs "She'll Hang the Baskets" and "Tougher Than It Is" were both originally written for Cake's 1998 record
. Prolonging the Magic
On its opening week,
Pressure Chief sold about 46,000 copies, debuting and peaking at number 17 on the Billboard 200. However, it fell to #55 the following week. [9 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written and composed by
John McCrea, unless otherwise noted.
"Carbon Monoxide (Karaoke Version)"
"No Phone (Karaoke Version)"
"Wheels (Karaoke Version)"
"Take It All Away (Karaoke Version)"
Personnel [ edit ]
John McCrea - acoustic guitar, keyboard, percussion, lead vocals, cover design
Vince DiFiore - trumpet, melodica, keyboard, percussion, background vocals
Xan McCurdy - electric and acoustic guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, background vocals
Gabe Nelson - bass, keyboard, drums, electric and acoustic guitar, background vocals
Tyler Pope ( !!!) - additional keyboard, percussion and guitar (on "No Phone", "Dime", "The Guitar Man", and "Palm Of Your Hand") Chuck Prophet - electric guitar (on "She'll Hang The Baskets")
Paulo Baldi - drums (on "No Phone", and "Carbon Monoxide") Matt McCord - drums (on "The Guitar Man")
Todd Roper - drums on (on "She'll Hang The Baskets", and "Tougher Than It Is")
Greg Vincent - pedal steel guitar (on "She'll Hang The Baskets", and "Palm Of Your Hand")
Cake - Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Mixing
Tim Devine - A&R
Craig Long - Engineer, Mixing
Mark Needham - Engineer, Mixing
Patrick Olguin - Engineer, Mixing
Kirt Shearer - Engineer, Mixing
Don C. Tyler - Mastering
Album - Billboard (North America)
The Billboard 200
Top Internet Albums
Singles - Billboard (North America)
Modern Rock Tracks
Television performances [ edit ]
Appearances in other media [ edit ]
The song "Wheels" is featured in the soundtrack of the film
. I Love You, Man
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d "Critic Reviews for Pressure Chief". Metacritic . Retrieved 2012-07-29.
^ Loftus, Johnny (2004-10-05). "Pressure Chief - Cake". Allmusic . Retrieved 2012-03-05.
^ Welsh, David. "Cake - Pressure Chief | album reviews". musicOMH . Retrieved 2012-03-05.
^ "Cake - Pressure Chief :: Music :: Reviews :: Paste". Pastemagazine.com. 2004-10-01 . Retrieved 2012-03-05.
^ Scaruffi, Piero. "The History of Rock Music. Cake: biography, discography, reviews, links". Scaruffi.com . Retrieved 2012-03-05.
^ Hoard, Christian (2004-10-28). "Cake: Pressure Chief : Music Reviews". . Archived from Rolling Stone the original on 2006-08-19 . Retrieved 2012-07-29.
^ Ross, R. S. (2004-10-05). "Cake - Pressure Chief - Review". Stylus Magazine . Retrieved 2012-03-05.
^ Weir, Matt. "Cake - Pressure Chief". Tiny Mix Tapes . Retrieved 2012-07-29.
^ Grein, Paul (January 19, 2011). "Week Ending Jan. 16, 2011: Albums: Even Lower". Yahoo! News . Retrieved January 19, 2011.
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