Charlie (album)

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Melt-Banana Charlie Cover.jpg
Studio album by Melt-Banana
Released October 27, 1998
Genre Noise rock
Length 35:36
Label A-Zap
Melt-Banana chronology
Scratch Or Stitch
MxBx 1998/13,000 Miles at Light Velocity
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Charlie is the third album by Melt-Banana. This album was the first release on their own label, A-Zap.

Charlie features guest appearances by Mike Patton and Mr. Bungle on the song "Area 877 [Phoenix Mix]". Mike Patton says: "MELT... BANANA!" at the beginning of the song and Melt-Banana have sampled this through many of their other songs including "7.2 Seconds Flipping", "Brick Again" and the version of "Bad Gut Missed Fist" on their live album MxBx 1998/13,000 Miles At Light Velocity.

Charlie was named after the movie Charly, based on the novel Flowers for Algernon.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Introduction for Charlie" 3:10
2. "Circle-Jack (Chase the Magic Words, Lego Lego)" 2:39
3. "Spathic!!" 2:29
4. "Tapir's Flown Away" 2:36
5. "F.D.C. for Short" 1:23
6. "Taen Taen Taen (?)" 0:44
7. "Cannot" 2:50
8. "Area 877 [Phoenix Mix]" 1:41
9. "Giggle on the Stretcher" 0:49
10. "Section Eight" 3:49
11. "Drug Store" 1:56
12. "Stimulus for Revolting Virus" 2:00
13. "Excess" 1:42
14. "Chipped Zoo on the Wall, Wastes in the Sky................" 7:48

There is also an untitled track hidden in the pregap before the first track, which is a cover of the song "Neat Neat Neat" by The Damned. It is 2 minutes and 14 seconds long followed by a minute of silence.