Tripping the Light Fantastic (album)

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Tripping the Light Fantastic
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Studio album by Lit
Released April 1, 1997
Recorded 1996
Genre Grunge, heavy metal, punk rock
Length 41:14
Label Malicious Vinyl
  • Lit
  • Matt Gruber
Lit chronology
Five Smokin' Tracks from Lit
(1996)Five Smokin' Tracks from Lit1996
Tripping the Light Fantastic
A Place in the Sun
(1999)A Place in the Sun1999
Singles from Tripping the Light Fantastic
  1. "Bitter"
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Tripping the Light Fantastic is the debut studio album by the American rock band Lit. It was released on April 1, 1997, on Malicious Vinyl Records. The band eventually left the record label owning the rights to Tripping The Light Fantastic, and it was reissued in late 1999 on the band's own label, Dirty Martini, with distribution through their then-current label RCA Records.


The album is a heavy and aggressive album that incorporates elements of heavy metal, punk rock and grunge.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Beginning" A. Jay Popoff, Jeremy Popoff 3:47
2. "My World" Kevin Baldes, A. Popoff, J. Popoff, Allen Shellenberger 2:13
3. "Fuel" A. Popoff, J. Popoff 4:17
4. "No Big Thing" J. Popoff 2:39
5. "Habib" A. Popoff, J. Popoff 4:27
6. "Explode" J. Popoff 3:03
7. "Bitter" A. Popoff, J. Popoff 3:30
8. "Amount to Nothing" A. Popoff, J. Popoff 2:21
9. "Dozer" A. Popoff, J. Popoff 4:39
10. "Fireman" A. Popoff, J. Popoff 4:08
11. "Cadillac" J. Popoff 3:22
12. "I Don't Get It" A. Popoff, J. Popoff 2:48
Total length: 41:14


  • A. Jay Popoff - lead vocals
  • Jeremy Popoff - guitar, backing vocals
  • Kevin Baldes - bass
  • Allen Shellenberger - drums


  • Produced by: Lit and Matt Gruber
  • Recorded and mixed by: Matt Gruber
  • Recorded: in Los Angeles at Grand Master Hollywood Sound
  • Mixed at: Scream and Hollywood Sound
  • 2nd Engineers: Todd Burke, Bryan Davis, Josh Turner, and Ralph Cacciutti
  • 2nd Mix Engineers: Ryan Boesch and Doug Trantow
  • Mastered by: Eddy Schreyer at Oasis
  • Art Design and Layout by: Ng Smimizu for Grip Grafix
  • Tray Card Collage by: Priscila Bara
  • Photography by: Jeff Bender
  • All Concepts by: Lit
  • Management: Ruta E. Sepetys
  • A&R: Craig McDonald
  • Legal: Scott Harrington, Manatt Phelps & Phillips
  • Additional players:
  • Tabla on "Habib": Satnam Singh Ramgotra
  • Cello on "Explode" & "Dozer": Derek Dee
  • Orchestra on "Dozer": Niels Bye Nielsen
  • D.J. on "Cadillac": A.J. Martin