I'm a Cuckoo

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"I'm a Cuckoo"
Belle & Sebastian - I'm A Cuckoo.jpg
Single by Belle & Sebastian
from the album Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Released 16 February 2004
Format CD (RTRADESCD157)
7" vinyl (RTRADES157)
Recorded Sarm Hook End
Genre Indie Pop
Length 5:26
Label Rough Trade Records
Writer(s) Richard Colburn, Mick Cooke, Chris Geddes, Stevie Jackson, Bobby Kildea, Sarah Martin (musician), Stuart Murdoch, Robert Chater, Darren Seltmann
Producer(s) Trevor Horn
Belle & Sebastian singles chronology
"Step into My Office, Baby"
"I'm a Cuckoo"

"I'm a Cuckoo" was Belle & Sebastian's second single from Dear Catastrophe Waitress, released on Rough Trade Records in 2004. The track was produced by Trevor Horn. B-side "Stop, Look and Listen" merges into "Passion Fruit" at the end of a song – an instrumental piece which was performed live prior to its release. The front cover features Shantha Roberts. The track fared better in the UK singles chart than previous single "Step into My Office, Baby", reaching #14. A reviewer described the track as being "like the indie pop version of Thin Lizzy",[1] who are also mentioned in the lyrics.

The video for "I'm a Cuckoo" features Scottish Olympic 100m gold medallist Allan Wells as a running coach and lead singer, Stuart Murdoch, as an aspiring runner.

A Japanese version of the song was released as a B-side to the Japanese version of Belle & Sebastian's subsequent EP, Books.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'm a Cuckoo" (single edit) – 3:58
  2. "Stop, Look and Listen" – 7:05
  3. "I'm a Cuckoo (by The Avalanches)" – 3:59
  4. "(I Believe In) Travellin' Light" – 2:37

Also features "I'm a Cuckoo" CD-ROM video.

7" vinyl
  1. "I'm a Cuckoo" (single edit) – 3:58
  2. "(I Believe In) Travellin' Light" – 2:37

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