Foma (album)

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Foma
Foma (The Nixons album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by The Nixons
Released May 23, 1995
Recorded One and One and Devonshire Studios, N. Hollywood, CA
Genre Post-grunge, hard rock, funk metal
Label MCA
Producer Mark Dodson/The Nixons
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Foma is the first full-length studio album by The Nixons. The name of the title track is from the 1963 novel Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. Foma is defined in the album's liner notes as "harmless untruths intended to comfort simple souls; lies." [2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by The Nixons/Lyrics by Zac Maloy except where indicated.

  1. "Foma" – 3:13
  2. "Head" – 4:05
  3. "Sweet Beyond" – 3:32
  4. "Sister" – 4:28
  5. "Smile" – 4:07
  6. "JLM" (Jesus Loves Me) (William Batchelder Bradbury/ Anna Bartlett Warner) – 0:24
  7. "Fellowship" – 4:12
  8. "Wire" – 5:15
  9. "Trampoline" – 4:44
  10. "Drink the Fear" – 4:36
  11. "Blind" – 5:56
  12. "Passion" – 4:28
  13. "Happy Song" – 6:18

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • C.J. DeVillar – engineer
  • Mark Dodson – engineer, producer
  • Willie Dowling – string srrangements
  • Eric Fischer – mixing assistant
  • Kelle Musgrave – production coordination
  • Eddy Schreyer – mastering
  • Michele Sepe – angel's voice
  • Mike Stock – engineer
  • Glenn Tipton – guitar solo on Drink the Fear
  • Toby Wright – mixing

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1996 The Billboard 200 77

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1996 "Sister" Alternative Songs 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crawford, Erik. Foma at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  2. ^ Foma (CD booklet). The Nixons. MCA. 1995.