Digging the Grave

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"Digging the Grave"
Digging the Grave (Blue).png
Single by Faith No More
from the album King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
B-side "Ugly in the Morning", "Absolute Zero", "Get Out"
Released 28 February 1995
Format CD single, vinyl
Recorded Bearsville Studios in Bearsville, New York
Length 3:04
Label Slash
Songwriter(s)

Music: Mike Patton, Mike Bordin, Billy Gould

Lyrics: Mike Patton
Producer(s) Andy Wallace, Faith No More
Faith No More singles chronology
"Another Body Murdered"
(1993)
"Digging the Grave"
(1995)
"Ricochet"
(1995)
"Another Body Murdered"
(1993)
"Digging the Grave"
(1995)
"Ricochet"
(1995)
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime track listing
"Ugly in the Morning"
(8)
"Digging the Grave"
(9)
"Take This Bottle"
(10)

"Digging the Grave" is a song by Faith No More, released as the first single from their fifth studio album King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime, in 1995. Like the rest of the singles released from the album, it failed to chart in the US. However, the song became the band's fourth-highest charting single in the United Kingdom.

Release[edit]

A screenshot from the music video, showing the band playing in what appears to be an abandoned warehouse.

The song was released as a single on 28 February 1995, before the release of King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime. That March, the band appeared on the British television program Top of the Pops to promote the single, later performing it on MTV Europe, Canal+'s Nulle Part Ailleurs and The Jon Stewart Show.[1] The single reached number 16 on the UK Singles Chart,[2] and number 12 on the Australian ARIA Charts;[3] becoming the 91st most-played song on Australian radio that year.[4] The song was featured on an episode of Beavis and Butt-head[5] and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia in the Season 11 episode "Being Frank" , in addition to the soundtrack of the 1996 Italian film Jack Frusciante è uscito dal gruppo.[6]

A video for the song was recorded, directed by Marcus Raboy, who was credited as Alan Smithee.[7] The video featured Dean Menta on guitar, even though Trey Spruance played on the actual recording; Roddy Bottum, the band's keyboard player, also appears as a guitarist. The video was later included on the collection Who Cares a Lot?: The Greatest Videos.

Covers[edit]

Track lists[edit]

Blue vinyl 12" single

  1. "Digging the Grave"
  2. "Ugly in the Morning"
  3. "Absolute Zero"
  4. "Get Out"

Standard edition/promo 12"

  1. "Digging the Grave" – 3:05
  2. "Ugly in the Morning" – 3:09
  3. "Absolute Zero" – 4:09
  4. "Cuckoo for Caca" – 3:43

Limited edition

  1. "Digging the Grave" – 3:05
  2. "I Started a Joke" (Bee Gees) – 3:00
  3. "Greenfields" (The Brothers Four) – 3:46

Limited Australian edition

  1. "Digging the Grave" – 3:05
  2. "Ugly in the Morning" – 3:09
  3. "Absolute Zero" – 4:09
  4. "I Started a Joke" (Bee Gees) – 3:00
  5. "Greenfields" (The Brothers Four) – 3:46

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 12
Finland (The Official Finnish Charts)[10] 5
France (SNEP)[11] 23
Germany (Official German Charts)[12] 48
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 12
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[14] 16
Norway (VG-lista)[15] 11
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 39
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stefan Negele. "Faith No More TV Appearances". Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "everyHit.com UK Top 40 chart archive". Retrieved 23 March 2011.  NB: Direct linking to search results is unavailable, please search for artist "Faith No More" for results
  3. ^ "australian-charts.com – Discography Faith No More". Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "1995 | history | triple j hottest 100 – 2008 | triple j". ABC. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Writers: Judge, Mike; Stillman, Joe. Directors: Judge, Mike; Kaplan; Yvette (9 August 1995). "Close Encounters". Beavis and Butt-head. Season 5. Episode 132. MTV. 
  6. ^ Agatha Samborska (ed.). "Faith No More Frequently Asked Questions". old.fnm.com. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Alex S. Garda (ed.). "mvdbase.com – Marcus Raboy Videography". Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Frozen (Bonus Tracks) – Sentenced | AllMusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Faith No More – Digging the Grave". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  10. ^ Pennanen, Timo. Sisältää hitin: levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972. Otava Publishing Company Ltd, 2003. ISBN 951-1-21053-X
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Faith No More – Digging the Grave" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  12. ^ "Musicline.de – Faith No More Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  13. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Faith No More". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Faith No More – Digging the Grave". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  15. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Faith No More – Digging the Grave". VG-lista. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Faith No More – Digging the Grave". Singles Top 100. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  17. ^ "Faith No More: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 26, 2016.