Semi-Mental

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"Semi-Mental"
Single by Biffy Clyro
from the album Puzzle
Released 25 December 2006
Format Digital download
Recorded The Warehouse Studio
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Farm Studios
Gibsons, British Columbia
Genre Alternative Rock
Length 4:09 (Album version)
3:22 (Single version)
Label 14th Floor
Writer(s) Simon Neil
Producer(s) Garth Richardson
Biffy Clyro singles chronology
"Only One Word Comes To Mind"
(2005)
"Semi-Mental"
(2006)
"Saturday Superhouse"
(2007)
Puzzle track listing
  1. "Living is a Problem Because Everything Dies"
  2. "Saturday Superhouse"
  3. "Who's Got A Match?"
  4. "As Dust Dances"
    • "2/15ths"
  5. "A Whole Child Ago"
  6. "The Conversation Is..."
  7. "Now I'm Everyone"
  8. "Semi-Mental"
    • "4/15ths"
  9. "Love Has A Diameter"
  10. "Get Fucked Stud"
  11. "Folding Stars"
  12. "9/15ths"
  13. "Machines"

"Semi-Mental" is a song by Biffy Clyro and the first single from their fourth album, Puzzle, and is a download only single. It was released on 25 December 2006.

Overview[edit]

Simon Neil has commented on the song, saying

This is our most straight-up rock song. It's about trying to numb the pain when you're feeling so sad - when you hurt so much you need an escape. Everyone has a different way of escaping.[1]

When released on iTunes, the artist was listed as Semi-Mental instead of Biffy Clyro making it harder to find and probably losing out on a lot of sales, with iTunes being the main music download site. The song was also named single of the week by Kerrang! magazine. At the beginning of the music video, the words "Play Louder" are displayed. This is a reference to Audioslave's video for "Cochise", which displays the words "Play Loud" at the beginning

Track listing[edit]

Songs and lyrics by Simon Neil. Music by Biffy Clyro.

  • Digital download
  1. "Semi-Mental" – 3:22

Personnel[edit]

  • Simon Neil – guitar, vocals
  • James Johnston – bass, vocals
  • Ben Johnston – drums, vocals
  • Garth Richardson – producer

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kerrang! #1147, p.6

External links[edit]