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( March 2009) is the second Fashion Nugget studio album by alternative rock band Cake. It was released in 1996, and contains 14 songs. " The Distance" and " I Will Survive" became the band's biggest hits.
The album was recorded at Paradise Studios in Sacramento, California. 
On December 9, 1996, the album was certified gold by the
RIAA, and the next year, the album was certified platinum for shipments of one million copies.
The album contains elements of
alternative rock,  rock,  funk,    hip hop,   rockabilly,  jazz,  country,    pop rock,  folk rock, and  Latin music.
 Track listing [ edit ]
All tracks are written by
John McCrea, except where noted.
Personnel [ edit ]
John McCrea - lead vocals, acoustic guitar and keyboards
Greg Brown - electric guitar and keyboards
Vince DiFiore - trumpet and percussion
Victor Damiani - bass
Todd Roper - drums and percussion
Greg Vincent - pedal steel guitar (track 12)
Appearances in other media [ edit ]
episode "The Road Worrier" featured the song "Frank Sinatra". The song "Daria" was used as closing credits for "The New Kid" and "Friend Is a Four-Letter Word" was the closing credit theme of episode 13 of season 4 : "Dye! Dye! My Darling". Daria The song "Frank Sinatra" was also featured at the close of
episode " The Sopranos The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti". Cake's cover of "I Will Survive" was featured in the 1998 French film
, the 2004 Japanese movie Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train , the 2002 film Survive Style 5+ , and the 2003 Canadian comedy, Secretary . Mambo Italiano "Open Book" was featured on the soundtrack to the 2001 film
Sidewalks of New York. "Stickshifts and Safetybelts" is featured in the film
. Waking Up in Reno "Stickshifts and Safetybelts" was featured on the Las Vegas callback episode of Season 6 of
. So You Think You Can Dance For two years, "The Distance" was used in the TV advert for the
Powers Irish Grand National, a horse race which takes place in Dublin, Ireland every Easter Monday. An instrumental version of "The Distance" was used in Episode 13 of Season 11 of
, called " The Simpsons Saddlesore Galactica". Excerpts of "Stickshifts and Safetybelts" are often used as bumpers on
, which is produced by The Splendid Table American Public Media and airs on public radio stations nationwide. The cover of "
I Will Survive" and other songs from Fashion Nugget are used in the German film . Herr Lehmann An
instrumental and uptempo version of the song "Italian Leather Sofa" plays over the opening credits of the animated cartoon " Mission Hill" (1999–2002). "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" is featured on the soundtrack of the movies
and Dream for an Insomniac . Welcome to Woop Woop The cover of "
I Will Survive" was used in the Italian movie L'uomo in più ( One man up). "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" was used in Snapple commercials
"The Distance" was used in Amazon Echo commercials in 2015.
PBS Kids used "The Distance" in a commercial for Maya & Miguel The cover of "I Will Survive" appears in The Click, a pilot for the MTV show Undergrads. 
Album charts [ edit ]
Single charts [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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Christgau, Robert (2000-10-15). "Cake: Fashion Nugget". . Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s Macmillan Publishing. ISBN . 9780312245603
Harris, Keith (2004). "Cake". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (eds.). . The New Rolling Stone Album Guide Simon and Schuster. ISBN . 9780743201698
Larkin, Colin (2000). . The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music Virgin Books. p. 74. ISBN . 9780753504277
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"In Music We Trust - Cake: Fashion Nugget". www.inmusicwetrust.com.
"How Cake Went the Distance With 'Fashion Nugget. '" Diffuser.fm.
"Gold & Platinum - Search Results: Cake". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 2015-12-13 . Retrieved . 2011-01-23
"Cake: Fashion Nugget - Mr. Hipster Album Reviews, Music". 18 January 2015.
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"Cake - Fashion Nugget". 31 October 1996.
"Cake Chart History (. Billboard 200)" . Retrieved March 6, 2018. Billboard
"Cake Chart History (Top Catalog Albums)". .
Retrieved March 6, 2018. Billboard
"Cake Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". . Retrieved March 6, 2018. Billboard
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"Cake Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". . Billboard
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"Cake Chart History (Radio Songs)". . Billboard
"Rock/Alternative - Volume 64, No. 18, December 16, 1996". . Archived from RPM the original on October 21, 2012 . Retrieved . 2011-02-23 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter ( link)
"Chart Log UK: Chris C. – CZR". Zobbel.de.