The State of Art Is on Fire

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The State of Art is on Fire
Rocket from the Crypt - The State of Art Is on Fire cover.jpg
EP by Rocket from the Crypt
Released 10-inch: April 1995
CD: November 1996
Recorded 1995
Genre Punk rock, rock and roll
Length 10": 17:05
CD: 21:17
Label Sympathy for the Record Industry
Producer Long Gone John
Rocket from the Crypt chronology
All Systems Go
(1993)
The State of Art is on Fire
(1995)
Hot Charity
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The State of Art is on Fire is an EP by the punk rock band Rocket from the Crypt. It was released in 1995 on Sympathy for the Record Industry. The album was the band's first release to include trumpet player JC 2000.

The EP was first released in 10-inch vinyl format in April 1995. The vinyl release is unusual in that side A is played at 33 rpm and side B at 45 rpm. The CD version, released in November 1996, contains two bonus tracks originally released on the vinyl single Rocket from the Crypt Plays the Music Machine. The EP is one of the few Rocket from the Crypt recordings to include a lyrics sheet.

The State of Art is on Fire was the first of three releases by Rocket from the Crypt in 1995. The LP Hot Charity and album Scream, Dracula, Scream! were both also recorded and released that year, and singer-guitarist John Reis would later refer to these three records as a "trilogy".

Track listing[edit]

10" vinyl version[edit]

Side A (33rpm)

  1. "Light Me"
  2. "A+ in Arson Class"
  3. "Rid or Ride"
  4. "Human Torch"

Side B (45rpm)

  1. "Ratsize"
  2. "Human Spine"

CD version[edit]

  1. "Light Me"
  2. "A+ in Arson Class"
  3. "Rid or Ride"
  4. "Human Torch"
  5. "Ratsize"
  6. "Human Spine"
  7. "Trouble"* (originally performed by The Music Machine)
  8. "Masculine Intuition"* (originally performed by The Music Machine)

*Tracks 7 & 8 comprise the 7" Rocket from the Crypt Plays the Music Machine and appear on the CD release only.

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