Backfire at the Disco

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"Backfire at the Disco"
Backfire at the disco.jpg
Cover of the original release.
Single by The Wombats
from the album A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation
Released 9 April 2007 (2007-04-09)
21 April 2008 (2008-04-21)
Format CD, 7"
Genre Indie rock
Label 14th Floor
Songwriter(s) Dan Haggis, Tord Øverland Knudsen, Matthew Murphy
The Wombats singles chronology
"Moving to New York"
(2006)
"Backfire at the Disco"
(2007)
"Kill the Director"
(2007)
"Moving to New York"
(2006)


"Moving to New York"
(re-release)
(2008)
"Backfire at the Disco"
(2007)


"Backfire at the Disco
(re-release)"
(2008)
"Kill the Director"
(2007)


"Kill the Director
(re-release)"
(2008)
Additional Artwork
Cover of the re-release.
Cover of the re-release.

"Backfire at the Disco" is a single from Liverpudlian indie band, The Wombats. It is from their debut album, The Wombats Proudly Present: A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation. It was originally released on April 9, 2007, but was re-released on April 21, 2008.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Track listings of major single releases of "Backfire at the Disco".

First release[edit]

UK CD single
(Released April 9, 2007)

  1. "Backfire at the Disco"
  2. "Backfire at the Disco (KGB Remix)

UK 7" single (Gatefold Sleeve, Coloured Vinyl)
(Released April 9, 2007)

  1. "Backfire at the Disco"
  2. "Little Miss Pipedream"

UK 7" single (Picture Disc)
(Released April 9, 2007)

  1. "Backfire at the Disco"
  2. "Moving to New York (BBC Radio 1 Session)"

Second release[edit]

UK CD single
(Released April 21, 2008)

  1. "Backfire at the Disco"
  2. "Patience (BBC Radio 1 Live Version)"

UK 7" single (Coloured Vinyl)
(Released April 21, 2008)

  1. "Backfire at the Disco (Live from The JD Set feat. Peter Hook)"
  2. "Let’s Dance to Joy Division (Live acoustic version)"

UK 7" single (Picture Disc)
(Released April 21, 2008)

  1. "Backfire at the Disco (South Central remix)"
  2. "Caravan in Wales"

Reviews[edit]

In reviews, Backfire at the Disco is said to "gnaw itself into your brain like some kind of tropical disease".[1] It is also said to be one of "three superb singles in a row from The Wombats".[1] The video contains a pastiche of the famous derided 1979 video from Cliff Richard "Wired for Sound". This involves people in lurid spandex outfits on roller skates. The Cliff Richard video is currently in the Top 5 Worst Videos ever made on VH1.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 67
Chart (2008) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 40

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