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Peaches - Fatherfucker album cover.jpg
Studio album by Peaches
Released September 23, 2003
Genre Electroclash, dance-punk, electropunk
Label XL
Producer Peaches
Peaches chronology
The Teaches of Peaches
Impeach My Bush
Singles from Fatherfucker
  1. "Operate"/"Shake Yer Dix"
    Released: September 8, 2003
  2. "Kick It"
    Released: January 5, 2004
  3. "Shake Yer Dix"
    Released: May 24, 2004

Fatherfucker is the third studio album by Canadian recording artist Peaches, released on September 23, 2003 by XL Recordings. Cover versions of Electric Six's "Gay Bar" and Berlin's "Sex (I'm A...)" are included as bonus tracks.

Writing and development[edit]

Peaches penned and programmed all the music for Fatherfucker herself. She wrote "Kick It" specifically for Iggy Pop, and the two teamed up in Miami in March, 2003 to record it. Peaches told Rolling Stone, "The song is more about rock 'n' roll than sex."[1]


Musically, Fatherfucker is more rock-oriented than The Teaches of Peaches. "I Don't Give A ..." samples the Joan Jett song "Bad Reputation" as Peaches yells, "I don't give a fuck!" and "I don't give a shit!" during the song.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Fatherfucker received generally favorable reviews. The album holds a score of 70 out of 100 on the review aggregator website Metacritic.[3] Andrew Magilow of Splendid Magazine said, "It's filthy, low-budget fun that's still plenty fucked up, whether you're a first-timer or a hardcore Peaches fanatic."[4] Heather Phares of Allmusic described Fatherfucker as "neither the triumph or the disaster that it could've been."[2] By contrast, Robert Christgau simply noted, "I Don't Give a . . . "[5] Similarly, Andy Battaglia of The A.V. Club wrote that "nearly all of Fatherfucker falls back into ostensibly bracing anthems that sound plain stupid in such abundance."[6]

Gigwise.com placed the Fatherfucker album cover at #40 on The 50 Best Album Covers of the 2000s.[7]

Drowned in Sound placed Fatherfucker at #73 on the Top 75 Albums of 2003.[8] NME placed Fatherfucker at #29 on the 50 Best Albums of 2003.[9] In addition, Q placed Fatherfucker at #49 on The 50 Best Albums of 2003.[10] The Village Voice placed Fatherfucker at #157 on the Best Albums of 2003.[11] The Wire included Fatherfucker on its 50 Records of the Year list for 2003.[12]

For Fatherfucker, Peaches was nominated in the "Outstanding Music Artist" category for the 15th GLAAD Media Awards along with Rufus Wainwright, Meshell Ndegeocello, Junior Senior, and Bitch and Animal, but lost to Rufus Wainwright.

Chart performance[edit]

Fatherfucker became Peaches' first album to chart on the U.S charts. Although debuting at #35 on the U.S. Top Heatseekers and #33 on the U.S. Independent Albums charts, the album spent only one week on both charts. Despite this, Fatherfucker spent a total of 8 weeks on the U.S. Top Electronic Albums chart.[13] Fatherfucker sold 40,000 copies worldwide.[14]



To promote Fatherfucker, Peaches toured as the opening act on Marilyn Manson's 2003 European tour.[22] Peaches also toured as part of the 2004 State of Exit festival in Novi Sad, Serbia.[23]

On May 8, 2005, Peaches performed the song "I U She" in the episode titled "L'Chaim" on season two of The L Word.[24]

Peaches and Maxx Ginnane directed a promotional video for "Tombstone, Baby" that features Ella Ferrante and Billi Lime dancing with knives and cutting each other's clothing.[25]

"Tombstone, Baby" was included on the compilation album FM4 Sound Selection 9. "The Inch" was used in the 2007 film Itty Bitty Titty Committee and the 2007 film Young People Fucking. "The Inch" was also used in the 2011 motion picture Getting That Girl.[24]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length
1. "I Don't Give A..."   Peaches, Kenny Laguna, Joan Jett Peaches 1:22
2. "I'm the Kinda"   Peaches Peaches 3:31
3. "I U She"   Peaches Peaches 2:45
4. "Kick It" (featuring Iggy Pop) Peaches Peaches 2:31
5. "Operate"   Peaches, Sticky Henderson Peaches 3:29
6. "Tombstone, Baby"   Peaches Peaches 3:08
7. "Shake Yer Dix" (featuring Mignon) Peaches, Gonzales Peaches 3:34
8. "Rock 'N' Roll" (featuring Freedom) Peaches, Gonzales, Taylor Savvy Peaches 4:12
9. "Stuff Me Up" (featuring Taylor Savvy) Peaches, Savvy Peaches 3:13
10. "Back It Up, Boys"   Peaches Peaches 3:59
11. "The Inch"   Peaches Peaches 3:21
12. "Bag It"   Peaches Peaches 3:05




Chart (2003) Peak
French Albums Chart[27] 132
UK Albums Chart[28] 93
UK Dance Albums Chart[29] 3
UK Indie Albums Chart[30] 14
U.S. Dance/Electronic Albums[2] 5
U.S. Top Heatseekers[2] 35
U.S. Independent Albums[2] 33


Year Category Genre Recording Result
GLAAD Awards
2004 Outstanding Music Artist Music & Theater Fatherfucker Nominated


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