Coral Fang

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Coral Fang
Coralfangvinyl.jpg
Original LP cover
Studio album by the Distillers
Released October 14, 2003
Recorded Spring 2003
Studio The Site, San Rafael, California
Genre Punk rock,[1] hardcore punk
Length 44:52
Label Sire
Producer Gil Norton
The Distillers chronology
Sing Sing Death House
(2002)Sing Sing Death House2002
Coral Fang
(2003)
Alternative covers
Mass market cover
Mass market cover
Singles from Coral Fang
  1. "Drain the Blood"
    Released: September 30, 2003
  2. "The Hunger"
    Released: March 29, 2004
  3. "Beat Your Heart Out"
    Released: July 7, 2004
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club Positive[3]
NME 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork 8.0/10[5]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[7]

Coral Fang is the third studio album by the punk rock band the Distillers. It was released in 2003 through Sire Records. The album marked the band's major label debut, and was its last album. It peaked at #97 in the US and #46 in the UK.[8][9]

Accolades[edit]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Brody Dalle.

No. Title Length
1. "Drain the Blood" 3:08
2. "Dismantle Me" 2:26
3. "Die on a Rope" 2:39
4. "The Gallow Is God" 4:35
5. "Coral Fang" 2:09
6. "The Hunger" 5:28
7. "Hall of Mirrors" 3:50
8. "Beat Your Heart Out" 2:48
9. "Love Is Paranoid" 2:07
10. "For Tonight You're Only Here to Know" 3:18
11. "Death Sex" 12:17
Total length: 44:43

Personnel[edit]

The Distillers

Production

  • Producer – Gil Norton
  • Executive producer – Tom Whalley
  • Engineers – Bradley Cook, Jason Dunne
  • Mixing – Andy Wallace
  • Mastering – Howie Weinberg
  • A&R – Craig Aaronson
  • Technicians – Dan Druff, Mike Fazano
  • Arranger – The Distillers
  • Design – Richard Scane Goodheart
  • Photo – James R. Minchin III
  • Original artwork & layout – Tim Presley
  • Publicity – Brian Bumbery

Use in media[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[8] 97
UK Albums (OCC)[9] 46

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak
position
US
Alt

[8]
UK
[9]
2003 "Drain the Blood" 28 51
2004 "The Hunger" 48
"Beat Your Heart Out" 74

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phares, Heather. "Coral Fang – The Distillers | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Coral Fang by The Distillers". Metacritic. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ Murray, Noel (October 28, 2003). "The Distillers: Coral Fang". The AV Club. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Distillers: Coral Fang". NME. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ Carr, Eric (January 6, 2004). "The Distillers – Coral Fang | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau – CG – The Distillers". Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ Eliscu, Jenny (October 8, 2003). "The Distillers – Coral Fang – Music Reviews – Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on February 21, 2010. Retrieved February 21, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b c "The Distillers – Chart History | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c "DISTILLERS | Artist | Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Rocklist.net...Kerrang! Lists Page 1...". April 1, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ Blender Magazine, December 2003, "50 Greatest CD's of 2003"
  12. ^ "Blender's 50 Greatest Albums of 2003...". forums.nasioc.com. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  13. ^ "Rocklist.net...Q magazine Recordings Of The Year". www.rocklistmusic.co.uk. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  14. ^ Day, Andy (August 26, 2004). "Kerrang Award Nominees Announced". Gigwise. Giant Digital. Retrieved May 10, 2012.