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|Studio album by Cake|
|Released||September 17, 1996|
|Singles from Fashion Nugget|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Fashion Nugget is the second studio album by Cake, an alternative rock band from Sacramento, California. It was released in 1996, and contains 14 songs. "The Distance" became one of the band's biggest hits. 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.
In the United States, the album received a Parental Advisory sticker for profanity in the songs "Nugget" and "I Will Survive," a cover of the Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris song that originally did not have said profanity.
All tracks written by John McCrea, except where noted.
|2.||"The Distance"||Greg Brown||3:00|
|3.||"Friend Is a Four Letter Word"||3:22|
|4.||"Open Book"||Brown, McCrea||3:44|
|6.||"Race Car Ya-Yas"||Cake||1:21|
|7.||"I Will Survive"||Freddie Perren, Dino Fekaris||5:10|
|8.||"Stickshifts and Safetybelts"||2:09|
|9.||"Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps"||Osvaldo Farrés, Joe Davis||2:24|
|10.||"It's Coming Down"||3:44|
|12.||"She'll Come Back to Me"||2:24|
|13.||"Italian Leather Sofa"||5:52|
|14.||"Sad Songs and Waltzes"||Willie Nelson||3:15|
- John McCrea - lead vocals, acoustic guitar and organ
- Greg Brown - electric guitar and organ
- Vince DiFiore - trumpet and percussion
- Victor Damiani - bass guitar
- Todd Roper - drums and percussion
- Greg Vincent - pedal steel guitar (track 12)
Appearances in other media
- The Daria 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".
- The song "Frank Sinatra" was also featured at the close of The Sopranos episode The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti
- Cake's cover of "I Will Survive" was featured in the 1998 French film Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train, the 2004 Japanese movie Survive Style 5+, the 2003 film Secretary, and the 2003 Canadian comedy, 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 The Simpsons, called "Saddlesore Galactica".
- Excerpts of "Stickshifts and Safetybelts" are often used as bumpers on The Splendid Table, which is produced by 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 Dream for an Insomniac and 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.
Album - Billboard (North America)
|1996||The Billboard 200||36|
Singles - Billboard (North America)
|1996||"The Distance"||Hot 100 Airplay||35|
|Modern Rock Tracks||4|
|Mainstream Rock Tracks||38|
|1997||"I Will Survive"||Modern Rock Tracks||28|
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- "CG: Cake". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
- Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 130. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
- "Gold & Platinum - Search Results: Cake". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2011-01-23.