Rude Awakening (Prong album)

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Rude Awakening
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 14, 1996
Recorded1995
GenreGroove metal, hardcore punk, industrial metal, alternative metal
Length45:50
LabelEpic
ProducerTerry Date, Tommy Victor
Prong chronology
Cleansing
(1994)
Rude Awakening
(1996)
100% Live
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Rude Awakening is Prong's fifth album. Rude Awakening is an enhanced CD. It was also released as a special limited edition on 12" red vinyl. The album was reissued in 2008 as a digipak version, featuring four remixes of the "Rude Awakening" single and a new booklet.[2]

Rude Awakening is the last Prong album to feature Ted Parsons and Paul Raven, as well as the band's last album on Epic Records.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Prong except "Controller" by Prong and Scott Albert and "Slicing" by Prong and Joe Bishara Kebbe.[3]

  1. "Controller" – 3:39
  2. "Caprice" – 2:47
  3. "Rude Awakening" – 4:18
  4. "Unfortunately" – 3:08
  5. "Face Value" – 4:09
  6. "Avenue of the Finest" – 3:37
  7. "Slicing" – 3:29
  8. "Without Hope" – 3:13
  9. "Mansruin" – 3:29
  10. "Innocence Gone" – 3:11
  11. "Dark Signs" – 3:22
  12. "Close the Door" – 4:05
  13. "Proud Division" – 5:46

Personnel[edit]

Additional Personnel

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position Cite
1996 The Billboard 200 107 [4]

Reception[edit]

Reviewing the title track, Billboard wrote that the single's "assaulting, deviant style" shows why Prong is popular.[5] Jenni Glenn of CMJ New Music Monthly wrote that the album is heavier and angrier than Cleansing, blending thrash metal and industrial music to maintain their status of metal favorites.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rude Awakening - Prong". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "SPV/Steamhammer Reissues METAL CHURCH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, PRONG, BONHAM Titles In Europe". Blabbermouth.net. November 12, 2008. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=4283308
  4. ^ "Prong". Billboard. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
  5. ^ }work=Billboard (May 18, 1996). "Reviews & Previews: Singles: Rock Tracks". Vol. 108 no. 20. p. 70.
  6. ^ Glenn, Jenni (April 1996). "Metal: Prong, Rude Awakening". CMJ New Music Monthly. No. 32. p. 28.