Kick Up the Fire, and Let the Flames Break Loose

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Kick Up the Fire, and Let the Flames Break Loose
Studio album by
Released8 September 2003
Recorded2002–2003, The Bleak House
GenreAlternative rock, space rock, new prog, electronic rock
LabelMorning Records, RCA Records
ProducerDan Austin, The Cooper Temple Clause
The Cooper Temple Clause chronology
See This Through and Leave
Kick Up the Fire, and Let the Flames Break Loose
Make This Your Own
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Blender2/5 stars[3]
Drowned in Sound(8/10)[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
Playlouder4/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[8]

Kick Up the Fire, and Let the Flames Break Loose is the second album from the British alternative rock band, The Cooper Temple Clause.

It was released on CD and vinyl, including a limited edition with bonus DVD, a Japanese edition and an album sampler. Some CD releases of the album feature Copy Control protection.

The title is a quotation from a poem by Philip Larkin.

The album charted at #5 in the UK charts and dropped to #41 the following week. It was however considered a big success for the band.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "The Same Mistakes" – 4:52
  2. "Promises, Promises" – 3:26
  3. "New Toys" – 5:26
  4. "Talking to a Brick Wall" – 5:59
  5. "Into My Arms" – 6:12
  6. "Blind Pilots" 4:01
  7. "A.I.M." – 4:58
  8. "Music Box" – 6:28
  9. "In Your Prime" – 2:14
  10. "Written Apology" – 10:10

The Japanese version includes "I Know" as a bonus song.

Bonus DVD[edit]

Bonus DVD video tracks (1–6), audio tracks (7–10):

  1. "Promises, Promises"
  2. "Making Promises, Promises"
  3. "Let's Kill Music"
  4. "Film-Maker"
  5. "Been Training Dogs"
  6. "Who Needs Enemies?"
  7. "Promises, Promises" (live)
  8. "Blind Pilots" (live)
  9. "The Same Mistakes" (live)
  10. "A.I.M." (live)

Album Sampler[edit]

  1. "The Same Mistakes"
  2. "Promises, Promises"
  3. "Blind Pilots"
  4. "New Toys"
  5. "Music Box"


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  3. ^ [1] Archived 22 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Future, Andrew (2003-09-08). "The Cooper Temple Clause – Kick Up The Fire And Let The Flames Break Loose / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Retrieved 2011-06-21.
  5. ^ Betty Clarke (2003-09-05). "CD: The Cooper Temple Clause, Kick Up the Fire, and Let the Flames Break Loose | Music | The Guardian". London: Retrieved 2011-06-21.
  6. ^ "Cooper Temple Clause : Kick Up The Fire, And Let The Flames Break Loose – Album Reviews". Nme.Com. 2003-09-02. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
  7. ^ "Playlouder MSP Music Service". Retrieved 2011-06-21.
  8. ^ [2] Archived 2 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine