Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys

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Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys
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Released30 May 2005 (2005-05-30)
LabelBang Bang
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Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys
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Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys is the debut EP by English rock band Arctic Monkeys, released on 30 May 2005 by Bang Bang Recordings.[1]


Released on 30 May 2005, it featured a re-recording of fan favourite "Fake Tales of San Francisco" and new song and B-side "From the Ritz to the Rubble". It was a limited release by Bang Bang Recordings – a label created by the band for the sole purpose of releasing the single. The name, Bang Bang, was mooted as a replacement band name, on the basis that the name Arctic Monkeys sounded "silly".

Only 1500 CDs and 1500 vinyl copies were made available, meaning the single is now rare and increasingly sought after by fans of the band. Both tracks were re-recorded and included on the band's debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006).

Track listing[edit]

1."Fake Tales of San Francisco"3:00
2."From the Ritz to the Rubble"3:11



  1. ^ Colin Larkin (September 2007). Encyclopedia Of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. p. 2212. ISBN 9781846098567.