Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent

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Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent
Studio album by Refused
Released June 7, 1996
Recorded December 1995
Genre Hardcore punk, metallic hardcore, post-hardcore
Length 30:30
Label Victory Records
Producer Pelle Gunnerfeldt
Refused chronology
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Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent
The E.P. Compilation
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Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent is the second full-length album by Swedish hardcore punk band Refused. It was released in 1996 through Burning Heart Records. A remastered version of the album was released in 2004. The techniques, motives and musical ideas found on this album in their rudimentary form developed into what was heard on their next album, The Shape of Punk to Come. The name of the album is taken from an early edition of the Little Red Songbook made by Industrial Workers of the World activist Joe Hill in 1909.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Rather Be Dead" 3:14
2. "Coup D'Etat" 2:40
3. "Hook, Line and Sinker" 2:44
4. "Return to the Closet" 3:49
5. "Life Support Addiction" 2:27
6. "It's Not O.K..." 1:02
7. "Crusader of Hopelessness" 2:50
8. "Worthless is the Freedom Bought..." 1:32
9. "This Trust Will Kill Again" 2:22
10. "Beauty" 2:30
11. "Last Minute Pointer" 2:55
12. "The Slayer" 2:16
Total length: 30:30


  • Eskil Lövström - recording, intro on "Rather Be Dead"
  • Pelle Henricsson - recording
  • Pelle Gunnerfeldt - production
  • D. Erixon - Cover Graphics
  • Eilert Andersson - Band photo
  • Published by Startrec Music/Songs and Stories Publishing