When I Was Born for the 7th Time

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When I Was Born for the 7th Time
Studio album by Cornershop
Released September 8, 1997
Recorded ?
Genre Rock, raga rock
Length 54:12
Label United Kingdom,Australia Wiiija
United States Luaka Bop/Warner Bros.
Producer Tjinder Singh, The Automator, Daddy Rappaport
Cornershop chronology
Woman's Gotta Have It
When I Was Born for the 7th Time
Handcream for a Generation
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly B [2]
Robert Christgau A [3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [4]

When I Was Born for the 7th Time is a 1997 album by Cornershop.

In 2000, Q magazine placed it at number 68 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.

Featured on the album is the international hit single, "Brimful of Asha". The song "Candyman" was used in a Nike commercial featuring LeBron James. The song "Good Shit" was featured in a commercial for Target with the chorus being altered to read "Good Stuff..."; in the single release and in the video played on MTV Europe the title was "Good Ships".

The album ends with a cover version of the Beatles' song "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)", performed in the Punjabi language.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Tjinder Singh except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sleep on the Left Side"     4:06
2. "Brimful of Asha"     5:17
3. "Butter the Soul"     3:19
4. "Chocolat"     1:24
5. "We're in Yr Corner"     5:47
6. "Funky Days Are Back Again"     3:41
7. "What Is Happening?"     2:15
8. "When the Light Appears Boy" (featuring Allen Ginsberg)   2:41
9. "Coming Up"     1:03
10. "Good Shit"     4:40
11. "Good to Be on the Road Back Home Again" (with Paula Frazer)   5:45
12. "It's Indian Tobacco My Friend"     4:51
13. "Candyman" (with Justin Warfield)   3:49
14. "State Troopers"     3:07
15. "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney 2:27
  • On the American version, track 11 is titled "Good to Be on the Road Back Home"
  • On the American version, track 14 is titled "State Troopers (Part I)"


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Cornershop: When I Was Born for the 7th Time > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  2. ^ Browne, David (26 September 1997). "When I Was Born for the 7th Time Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Cornershop". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Chonin, Neva (5 August 1997). "Cornershop: When I Was Born For The 7th Time : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 26 August 2006. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 

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