The Death of a Dictionary

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The Death of a Dictionary
Public Affection-Death of a Dictionary.jpg
Studio album by Public Affection
Released August 17, 1989 (1989-08-17)
Recorded 1989
Genre Alternative rock
Length 34:56
Label Action Front
Producer Benjy King
Public Affection chronology
The Death of a Dictionary
Divided Mind, Divided Planet
(1990)Divided Mind, Divided Planet1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars [1]

The Death of a Dictionary is the debut album by alternative rock band Public Affection. Soon after, they released an EP titled Divided Mind, Divided Planet under the same name and then changed their name to Live, which they have kept up to the present day.


The album was released in June 1989, when the band members graduated from high school, via their own label, Action Front Records. Just 1,000 copies of the album were made, all on cassette, and it is long out of print. The track "Good Pain" was eventually reworked for inclusion on the first Live EP, Four Songs, and their debut album Mental Jewelry. Aside from "Good Pain", the remainder of the songs are still only officially available on this cassette, although the album is widely available on the internet via download.

Track listing[edit]

1."Saviour for a Day"4:24
2."Who Put the Fear in Here?"2:53
3."Good Pain"4:38
4."Morning Humor"3:42
5."Paper Flowers"3:48
6."The Hands of a Teacher"3:55
8."Raising a Man"4:15
10."Ball and Chain"2:11