Tragic Comic

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"Tragic Comic"
Single by Extreme
from the album III Sides to Every Story
Released 1993
Format CD maxi
Recorded 1992
Genre Folk rock
Length 4:45
Label A&M
Writer(s) Nuno Bettencourt, Gary Cherone
Producer(s) Nuno Bettencourt, Bob St. John
Extreme singles chronology
Stop the World
(1993)
Tragic Comic
(1993)
Cynical
(1995)

"Tragic Comic" is the third and last single from Extreme's third studio album III Sides to Every Story.

The song was done in an acoustic style, as Extreme tried to reprise the success of their acoustic hit "Hole Hearted". The song proved to be a commercial failure, just like the album and the first two singles, and the band had to cancel their plans to release another single from the album. It did chart in the UK at #15, but it would be their last single to crack the UK Top 40.

The artwork for the single is Charlie Chaplin-based.

Track listing[edit]

USA Promo CD Single 31458 8031 2[edit]

  1. "Tragic Comic" (Radio edit) - 4:10
  2. "Tragic Comic" (LP version) - 4:45

UK CD Single AMCD0156[edit]

  1. "Tragic Comic" (Radio edit) - 4:10
  2. "Hole Hearted (Horn Mix)"
  3. "Rise N Shine(Acoustic)"
  4. "Tragic Comic" (LP version) - 4:45

UK CD Single AMCDR0156[edit]

  1. "Tragic Comic" (Radio edit) - 4:10
  2. "Help"
  3. "When I'm President - Live"
  4. "Tragic Comic" (LP version) - 4:45

Japan CD Single POCM-1024[edit]

  1. "Tragic Comic" (Radio edit) - 4:10
  2. "Hole Hearted (Horn Mix)"
  3. "Rise N Shine(Acoustic)"
  4. "Cupids Dead (Horn Mix)"
  5. "When I'm President - Live"
  6. "Help"

Music video[edit]

The music video, shot in black-and-white, features Gary Cherone clumsily attempting to woo his neighbour, while the other members of the band play instruments on the balcony. The video ends with her falling down an elevator shaft.

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