Pure Frosting

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Pure Frosting
Compilation album by The Presidents of the United States of America
Released March 10, 1998
Recorded 1996–1997
Genre Alternative rock
Power pop
Length 38:29
Label Columbia
Producer ???
The Presidents of the United States of America chronology
Rarities
(1997)
Pure Frosting
(1998)
Lump
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly C+ [2]
Pitchfork Media 8/10 [3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [4]

Pure Frosting is a compilation album by The Presidents of the United States of America. It was released on March 10, 1998.

It was, at the time, the band's last album, as they had broken up in 1998. They have since reunited and released new albums.

"Video Killed the Radio Star" originally appeared on The Wedding Singer soundtrack, and it is a cover of the song originally by The Buggles. This is the third version of the song The Presidents has released, as they originally released a live version as a b-side, and released a different studio version on Rarities. "Man (Opposable Thumb)" originally appeared on the 1997 soundtrack of Good Burger. "Cleveland Rocks" is also a cover, originally by Ian Hunter, and was used as the theme song to The Drew Carey Show.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Chris Ballew unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Love Delicatessen" – 4:12
  2. "Video Killed the Radio Star" (Geoffrey Downes, Trevor Horn, Bruce Woolley) – 3:22
  3. "Mobile Home" – 2:52
  4. "Japan" – 2:30
  5. "Sunshine" – 2:09
  6. "Back Porch (Live)" – 3:30
  7. "Man (Opposable Thumb)" – 3:16
  8. "Tiki Lounge God" – 3:10
  9. "Teenage Girl" – 2:23
  10. "Slip Away" (Dave Dederer) – 2:44
  11. "Tremolo Blooz" – 2:50
  12. "Cleveland Rocks" (Ian Hunter) – 2:33
  13. "Lump (Live)" – 2:58

Extra Frosting[edit]

The Australian tour edition of Pure Frosting included a bonus disc called Extra Frosting

All songs by Chris Ballew unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Lump" – 2:14
  2. "Tiki God" – 2:58
  3. "Kick out the Jams" (Michael Davis, Wayne Kramer, Fred "Sonic" Smith, Dennis Thompson, Robin Tyner) – 1:25
  4. "Dune Buggy" – 2:44
  5. "Peaches" – 2:51
  6. "Mach 5" – 3:15
  7. "Kitty" – 3:23
  8. "Ça Plane Pour Moi" (Yvea Lacomblez, Lou De Pryck) – 1:54
  9. "Volcano" – 2:58
  10. "Naked and Famous" – 3:42

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pure Frosting at AllMusic
  2. ^ Brunner, Rob (1998-03-13). "Pure Frosting Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  3. ^ Whitaker, Lang. "Presidents of the United States of America: Pure Frosting". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 2004-08-10. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  4. ^ Eddy, Chuck (1998-06-11). "Presidents of the United States of America: Pure Frosting : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-11-14. Retrieved 2013-02-25.