Feels Like Breakin' Shit

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Feels Like Breakin' Shit
Self - Feels Like Breakin Shit.jpg
Studio album by Self
Released November 1997
Recorded 1994-1996
Genre Alternative rock
Length 50:21
Label Spongebath Records
DreamWorks Records
Producer Todd Kinnon
Matt Mahaffey
Self chronology
The Half-Baked Serenade
(1996)
Feels Like Breakin' Shit
(1997)
Brunch
(1998)

Feels Like Breakin' Shit is the third album by alternative pop/rock band Self, which was released for free via the internet.

Its 17 previously unreleased tracks include covers of Prince's "Let's Pretend We're Married", Suzanne Vega's "Fat Man and Dancing Girl", and Tommy Roe's "Dizzy". "Moronic" parodies Alanis Morissette's "Ironic," and the Pixies' "Gigantic" is parodied by Self's "Titanic".

The album was composed of leftover songs from Self's previous two albums, Subliminal Plastic Motives and The Half-Baked Serenade, and was originally given to friends and family members of the band. Matt has said in interviews that he made many of these songs as a joke and never intended to release them, but when a record executive heard the songs he deemed it worthy of an internet release. There were several versions of the album, one released on Spongebath's website and one on DreamWorks's website. The DreamWorks version featured "Overpopulation" as the 9th track, with "Moronic" appearing on the Spongebath version. Fans were encouraged to make their own artwork for the album, and as such there are many different versions of the front cover.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Self.

No.TitleLength
1."Having Dinner With The Funk"1:08
2."Wide Awake at 7"4:05
3."Let's Pretend We're Married" (Prince cover)3:33
4."Breakdancer's Reunion"2:49
5."Pumpkinhead"1:56
6."Glued to the Girl"3:39
7."Kodak Moment"2:17
8."Hey, Deceiver"3:07
9."Moronic" (Parody of Alanis Morissette's "Ironic")2:49
10."Titanic" (Parody of Pixies' "Gigantic" and samples Weezer's "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here")3:05
11."Binocular"1:56
12."Fat Man and Dancing Girl" (Suzanne Vega cover)2:15
13."Dog You Are"2:57
14."Love Interest"2:06
15."Hey, Lou" (Written by Sam Baker)3:28
16."Dizzy" (Tommy Roe cover)3:35
17."Life Could Be Swell"3:21
Total length:50:21
  • "Overpopulation" (2:15) appears on the DreamWorks version of the album in place of "Moronic"