Same Old Tunes

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Tiny Tunes / Same Old Tunes
Millencolin - Tiny Tunes cover.jpg
Studio album by Millencolin
Released
  • SWD – October 28, 1994
  • NA - September 22, 1998
Recorded August 1994 at Unisound Studios in Örebro, Sweden
Genre Ska punk, punk rock, melodic hardcore
Length 31:16
Label Burning Heart, Epitaph
Producer Millencolin
Millencolin chronology
Skauch
(1993)
Same Old Tunes
(1994)
Life on a Plate
(1995)
Singles from Tiny Tunes / Same Old Tunes
  1. "Da Strike"
    Released: December 16, 1994
Alternative cover
Cover of the re-release entitled Same Old Tunes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Same Old Tunes is the debut album by the Swedish punk rock group Millencolin, released on October 28, 1994 in Sweden by Burning Heart Records under the original title Tiny Tunes.

The song "Da Strike" was released as the album's single, with an accompanying music video.

Controversy[edit]

The album's title and cover art mimicked the cartoon television show Tiny Toon Adventures, leading to a number of copyright infringement lawsuits against the band when the album was re-released in the United States on September 22, 1998 through Epitaph Records. Warner Bros, the owner of Tiny Toon Adventures, sued the record label and caused the band to change the title and cover art. They chose the title Same Old Tunes to reflect the fact that the album's track list had not changed.[2]

The Walt Disney Company also initiated legal action against the band over the title of the song "Disney Time", which was subsequently re-titled "Diznee Time".[citation needed]

Finally, the band printed t-shirts for the song "Chiquita Chaser" that imitated the logo of Chiquita Brands International, who threatened them with a lawsuit causing them to cease production of the shirts.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Nikola Sarcevic except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Mr. Clean" 2:41
2. "Chiquita Chaser" 2:40
3. "Diznee Time" 3:41
4. "Domestic Subway" 1:38
5. "Fazil's Friend" 1:52
6. "Leona" 2:21
7. "House of Blend" 2:56
8. "Da Strike" 3:01
9. "Mystic Reptile" (Mathias Färm) 2:45
10. "Dance Craze" 2:01
11. "The Einstein Crew" 2:58
12. "Take It or Leave It" 2:43

Personnel[edit]

Millencolin[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Fredrik Folckesax on Da Strike

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Millencolin. "The Story of Our Band". Archived from the original on 2006-10-22. Retrieved 2007-04-08. 
  3. ^ Millencolin. "Millencolin other merch". Retrieved 2007-04-08. 

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