Tip (album)

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Studio album by Finger Eleven
Released August 26, 1997
September 15, 1998 (re-release)
Recorded 1997 at Arnyard Studios, Toronto
Length 41:56
Label Wind-up/Mercury Records
Producer Arnold Lanni
Finger Eleven chronology
Letters from Chutney
(1995)Letters from Chutney1995
The Greyest of Blue Skies
(2000)The Greyest of Blue Skies2000
Singles from Tip
  1. "Tip"
    Released: 1997
  2. "Quicksand"
    Released: 1998
  3. "Above"
    Released: 1999
  4. "Awake and Dreaming"
    Released: 1999
1997 Edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Tip is the debut studio album by Canadian rock band Finger Eleven, after their first, Letters from Chutney, was released under their old name of Rainbow Butt Monkeys in 1995. The band was dropped from their record label in 1997, six weeks after the album was released in Canada. They were picked up by Wind-up and the album was re-released on September 15, 1998, to the U.S. and Canada.

Following the release of the album, drummer Rob Gommerman left the band. Rich Beddoe took his place in early 1998.

On October 1, 2014, the album received gold certification in Canada, having surpassed sales of 50,000 units in that country.

Track listing[edit]

4."Awake and Dreaming" (on Wind-Up Release) "Consolation Day" (on Mercury Release)"3:35
7."Thin Spirits"3:26
9."Costume for a Gutterball"4:38
10."Temporary Arms"4:08

Extra Information[edit]

  • All songs written by James Black, Scott Anderson and Arnold Lanni except:
    • "Quicksand", written by Black, Scott Anderson, Lanni and Rob Gommerman
    • "Shudder" and "Condenser", written by Black, Scott Anderson, Lanni, Sean Anderson
  • Differences exist between the two releases of Tip:
    • "Awake and Dreaming" was named "Consolation Day" and included an extra verse. Cello, feedback and percussion were added for the re-release.
    • "Above" features a new vocal track.
    • "Thin Spirits" contains different guitar tracks.
    • Album art within, changed.

Chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart Peak
1998 "Quicksand" Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[2] 28
1999 "Above" 34


Finger Eleven[edit]

  • Scott Anderson - vocals
  • James Black - guitar, vocals
  • Rick Jackett - guitar
  • Sean Anderson - bass
  • Rob Gommerman - drums

Additional personnel[edit]