Bigger, Better, Faster, More!

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Bigger, Better, Faster, More!
4 Non Blondes - Bigger, Better, Faster, More!.jpg
Original album artwork by Mark Ryden
Studio album by 4 Non Blondes
Released October 13, 1992 (1992-10-13)
Recorded 1992
Genre
Length 41:02
Label Interscope
Producer David Tickle
4 Non Blondes chronology
Bigger, Better, Faster, More!
(1992)
Hello Mr. President (Live in Italy 1993)
(1994)
Singles from Bigger, Better, Faster, More!
  1. "Dear Mr. President"
    Released: September 1992
  2. "What's Up?"
    Released: June 23, 1993
  3. "Spaceman"
    Released: September 1993
  4. "Superfly"
    Released: March 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[2]
Q4/5 stars[3]
Robert ChristgauC[4]

Bigger, Better, Faster, More! is the only studio album released by alternative rock band 4 Non Blondes, released in 1992. The first single was "Dear Mr. President", which bass player Christa Hillhouse told Songfacts "was about the hierarchy of power and government."[5] The second single, What's Up?, became a #1 hit in several countries and went gold in the US.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Train"Linda Perry3:42
2."Superfly"Perry · Katrina Sirdofsky4:37
3."What's Up?"Perry4:55
4."Pleasantly Blue"Perry2:28
5."Morphine & Chocolate"Shaunna Hall4:44
6."Spaceman"Hall · Perry3:40
7."Old Mr. Heffer"Wanda Day · Hall · Christa Hillhouse · Perry2:16
8."Calling All the People"Day · Hall · Hillhouse · Perry · Dawn Richardson3:17
9."Dear Mr. President"Perry4:43
10."Drifting"Perry3:31
11."No Place Like Home"Day · Hall · Hillhouse · Perry3:08
Total length:41:02

Personnel[edit]

4 Non Blondes
Additional musicians
Technical personnel
  • Producer: David Tickle
  • Engineers: Paul Dieter, Mark Hensley, Jesse Kanner, Kent Matcke, Laurent Tardy
  • Mixing: David Tickle
  • Mastering: Stephen Marcussen
  • Project coordinator: Leslie Gerard-Smith
  • Design: Eric Altenburger
  • Cover illustration: Mark Ryden

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[21] 2× Platinum 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[22] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[23] Gold 100,000*
Germany (BVMI)[24] 3× Gold 750,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[25] Platinum 100,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[26] Platinum 100,000^
Sweden (GLF)[27] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[28] 2× Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[29] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[30] Platinum 1,200,000[31]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  4. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  5. ^ "Dear Mr President". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  6. ^ "Australiancharts.com – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  8. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 2226". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  10. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Top 100 Longplay". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  15. ^ "4 Non Blondes | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  16. ^ "4 Non Blondes Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  17. ^ "4 Non Blondes Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  18. ^ a b "4 Non Blondes Chart History (Mainstream Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  19. ^ "4 Non Blondes Chart History (Billboard Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  20. ^ "4 Non Blondes Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  21. ^ "Austrian album certifications – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter 4 Non Blondes in the field Interpret. Enter Bigger, Better, Faster, More! in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  22. ^ "Canadian album certifications – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!". Music Canada. 
  23. ^ "French album certifications – Four Non Blondes – Bigger Better Faster More" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  24. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (4 Non Blondes; 'Bigger, Better, Faster, More!')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  25. ^ "Dutch album certifications – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers.  Enter Bigger, Better, Faster, More! in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  26. ^ "Spanish album certifications – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España.  Select album under "Chart", enter 1994 in the field "Year". Select '' in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts"
  27. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  28. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (4 Non Blondes; 'Bigger, Better, Faster, More!')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  29. ^ "British album certifications – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Bigger, Better, Faster, More! in the search field and then press Enter.
  30. ^ "American album certifications – 4 Non Blondes – Bigger, Better, Faster, More!". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  31. ^ Browne, David (15 January 1994). "Best Selling Records of 1993". Billboard. Retrieved 14 August 2018.