Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle
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|"Rock 'N' Roll Lifestyle"|
|Single by Cake|
|from the album Motorcade of Generosity|
|Cake singles chronology|
"Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle" (also known as "How Do You Afford Your Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle") is the debut single by Sacramento alternative rock band Cake. This song was first played by KWOD (now known as KUDL). It was later released on Cake's debut album, Motorcade of Generosity. Only 500 copies were issued.
The song was used for an Ikea advertisement in Sweden.
- "Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle" – 4:14
- "Jolene" – 5:19
The song sarcastically pokes fun at details the life of a rock fan who tries to show how cool he is by living a life of drinking, drugs, and music. It's all about the style of being a rock fan more than having any true passion for music.
The lyrics point out that "excess ain't rebellion", but that the person is "drinking what they're selling"; basically, buying the whole lifestyle image of one of rebellion, but it's nothing but excess for no reason.
The music video for this song was filmed at Safetyville USA in Sacramento.
Sleeve and matrix number
The sleeve for this single was xeroxed onto a manila envelope, then end of which was then cut off to make it the correct size.
The matrix number on the vinyl was taken from an item in a Long's Drug newspaper ad - there was no significance to this, there just had to be a number for the pressing company.
|1993||Modern Rock Tracks (US)||31|