Palahniuk's Laughter

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"Palahniuk's Laughter"
Single by Fightstar
from the album They Liked You Better When You Were Dead
Released January 2005
Format Music video
Recorded November 2004
Studio Criterion Studios in London, England
Length 4:10
  • Mark Williams
  • Fightstar
Fightstar singles chronology
"Palahniuk's Laughter"
"Paint Your Target"
"Palahniuk's Laughter"
"Paint Your Target"
Audio sample

"Palahniuk's Laughter" is the debut single by English rock band Fightstar, released as a promotional video in January 2005.

It is featured on their debut extended play, They Liked You Better When You Were Dead and is the first song on the UK version of the EP. The title is a reference to author Chuck Palahniuk,[1] while the song was originally called "Out Swimming in the Flood" but the title was changed out of respect after the tsunami in Asia on 26 December 2004.[2] A video was made for the song to promote the release of the EP and received heavy rotation at the time on Kerrang!. The video was directed by the band's bassist Dan Haigh.[3]


The video for "Palahniuk's Laughter" is the band playing in heavy rain in a post-apocalyptic future. Near the end of the video water rises from the ground before smashing back down. Then the band's instruments catch fire.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Fightstar - Liverpool - 02/05/09". Retrieved 2 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Orange Music Interview - Fightstar". YouTube. Retrieved 15 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Fightstar's "Making Palahniuk's Laughter - Post production"". Fightstarmusic. Retrieved 19 September 2006. 
  4. ^ "Fightstar - Palahniuk's Laughter". Retrieved 6 September 2011.