Throw the Warped Wheel Out

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Throw the Warped Wheel Out
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Studio album by
Released1984
GenreSynthpop, new wave
Length38:10
LabelCBS / Columbia
ProducerPeter Wilson
Fiction Factory chronology
Throw the Warped Wheel Out
(1984)
Another Story
(1985)

Throw the Warped Wheel Out is the debut album from Scottish new wave band Fiction Factory. It was released in 1984 and included the hit single "(Feels Like) Heaven". Despite including the hit, the album failed to chart in the UK.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."(Feels Like) Heaven"E. Jordan, K. Patterson3:32
2."Heart and Mind"E. Jordan, K. Patterson3:07
3."Panic"C. Medley4:22
4."The Hanging Gardens"C. Medley, E. Jordan4:35
5."All or Nothing"C. Medley, E. Jordan, K. Patterson3:48
6."Hit the Mark"K. Patterson4:18
7."Ghost of Love"K. Patterson3:36
8."Tales of Tears"K. Patterson3:38
9."The First Step"C. Medley, K. Patterson4:56
10."The Warped Wheel"E. Jordan, K. Patterson4:18
Total length:38:10

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stonemixed[3]

Upon release, Rolling Stone stated: "Fiction Factory are doubtless a most sincere bunch, and here they display excellent musicianship, lavish production and a dozen moderately tuneful songs. Unfortunately, they lack any real spark of originality..."[3] Michael Sutton of AllMusic retrospectively wrote: "Any interest in Fiction Factory's Throw the Warped Wheel Out will most likely originate from the album's opening track, "(Feels Like) Heaven" - an '80s new wave classic. However, one song cannot carry the weight of an entire LP; fortunately, Fiction Factory were talented enough to craft worthy successors. Throw the Warped Wheel Out is a vastly underrated album, disappointing only record buyers who want every track to sound like "(Feels Like) Heaven."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984-85) Peak
position
Canadian Album Charts[4] 98
German Album Charts[5] 57
Swedish Album Charts[6] 34
Swiss Album Chart[7] 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UK Singles & Albums Chart Archive". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-08-25. Retrieved 2012-03-12.
  2. ^ a b Sutton, Michael (2011-07-16). "Throw the Warped Wheel Out - Fiction Factory : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
  3. ^ a b The Rolling Stone Review - Ira A. Robbins - Google Books. Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
  4. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "germancharts.com - Fiction Factory - Throw The Warped Wheel Out". Germancharts.de. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  6. ^ Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - Throw The Warped Wheel Out". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Fiction Factory - Throw The Warped Wheel Out". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2017-07-01.