Fly in the Ointment (EP)

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Fly in the Ointment
AFI - Fly in the Ointment cover.jpg
Released March 31, 1995 (1995-03-31)[1]
Studio Art of Ears, Hayward, CA
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 5:25
Label Wedge
Producer AFI
AFI chronology
Bombing the Bay
Fly in the Ointment
Answer That and Stay Fashionable

Fly in the Ointment is the third extended play released by AFI. It was released on the March 31, 1995 on Wedge Records. Tracks 1–3 were re-recorded for 'Very Proud of Ya, and "Open Your Eyes" is on the re-release of Answer That and Stay Fashionable but with different vocal tracks and mix.

In 2015, for the 20th anniversary, Wedge Records reissued the EP. The reissue featured altered artwork, meant to be viewed through 3D glasses.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Dave; all music composed by Geoff, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Music Length
1. "Theory of Revolution"   1:24
2. "Crop Tub" Mark 1:48
Side two
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Cruise Control"     1:09
2. "Open Your Eyes" (The Circus Tents cover) Matt Wedgley The Circus Tents 1:13


Credits adapted from liner notes.[2]

  • AFI – producer
  • Murray Bowles – back cover, individual photos
  • Adam Carson – drums
  • Andy Ernst – engineer
  • Davey Havok –– vocals
  • Geoff Kresge – bass, 3-D realization (2015)
  • March – guitar
  • Eric Reed – cover art
  • Matt Wedgley – alternating lead vocals (track: B2; reissue)
  • Steve Ziegler – photography
  • Recorded at Art of Ears, Hayward, CA

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Variants Edition Label Catalogue
United States March 31, 1995[1] 7" vinyl
  • glow in the dark
  • yellow
  • black
1000 copies each[3] Wedge MW-12495
March 31, 2015[1] blue / red split 570 copies[3] N/A
October 31, 2015[3] black 31 copies[3]
March 31, 2016[4] splatter 200 copies[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "WEDGE #1 AFI "Fly in the Ointment" 7" 3-D Edition!". Wedge Records. Retrieved August 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ Fly in the Ointment (Liner notes). AFI. Wedge. 1995. MW-12496. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Share your pics of your favorite #FlyInTheOintment records today to celebrate 22 years of FITO! #WedgeRecords". Wedge Records. April 1, 2017. Retrieved August 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ "WEDGE #1 AFI "Fly in the Ointment" 7" Splatter Vinyl Edition!". Wedge Records. Retrieved August 2, 2017.