Viva Dead Ponies

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Viva Dead Ponies
Viva Dead Ponies - The Fatima Mansions.jpg
Studio album by The Fatima Mansions
Released 1990
Genre Alternative rock
Length 44:25
Label Kitchenware
Producer Cathal Coughlan, Tíma Mansió (Brasil), Ralph Jezzard
The Fatima Mansions chronology
Against Nature
(1989)Against Nature1989
Viva Dead Ponies
(1990)
Bertie's Brochures
(1991)Bertie's Brochures1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.0/5 stars[1]

Viva Dead Ponies (originally titled "Bugs Fucking Bunny" [2]) was the second album by The Fatima Mansions, and features elements of both their original, more synth-led and melodic sound on songs such as "You're A Rose", as well as the noiser, guitar-oriented style that would become more prominent in their later works (a notable example of this being "Look What I Stole For Us, Darling").

As with their later album Lost in the Former West, the American release of Viva Dead Ponies featured a different track list, removing the poppy "Thursday" and adding the "Only Losers Take The Bus" and "Blues For Ceaucescu" singles to give the album a more sustained guitar rock emphasis.[citation needed]

Original track listing[edit]

All songs written by Cathal Coughlan.

  1. "Angel's Delight" (4:32)
  2. "Concrete Block" (0:16)
  3. "Mr. Baby" (2:53)
  4. "The Door-to-Door Inspector" (4:13)
  5. "Start The Week" (0:25)
  6. "You're a Rose" (3:31)
  7. "Legoland 3" (0:27)
  8. "Thursday" (3:38)
  9. "Ceaucescu Flashback" (0:13)
  10. "Broken Radio No.1" (4:38)
  11. "Concrete Block" (0:27)
  12. "Farewell Oratorio" (0:59)
  13. "Look What I Stole For Us, Darling" (3:05)
  14. "The White Knuckle Express" (4:15)
  15. "Chemical Cosh" (1:42)
  16. "Tima Mansio Speaks" (0:17)
  17. "A Pack of Lies" (2:52)
  18. "Viva Dead Ponies" (5:13)
  19. "More Smack, Vicar?" (0:52)

Personnel[edit]

  • Cathal Coughlan – vocals, keyboards, programming
  • Andrías Ó Grúama – guitar
  • Nick Bunker – keyboards
  • Hugh Bunker – bass guitar
  • Nicholas Tiompan Allum – drums, wind

US track listing[edit]

  1. Angel's Delight (4:32)
  2. Concrete Block (0:16)
  3. Blues For Ceaucescu (6:17)
  4. Legoland 3 (0:27)
  5. Mr. Baby (2:53)
  6. The Door-to-Door Inspector (4:13)
  7. Start The Week (0:25)
  8. You're A Rose (3:31)
  9. Ceaucescu Flashback (0:13)
  10. Broken Radio No.1 (4:38)
  11. Concrete Block (0:27)
  12. Only Losers Take The Bus (3:06)
  13. Look What I Stole For Us, Darling (3:05)
  14. Farewell Oratorio (0:59)
  15. The White Knuckle Express (4:15)
  16. Chemical Cosh (1:42)
  17. Tima Mansio Speaks (0:17)
  18. A Pack Of Lies (2:52)
  19. Viva Dead Ponies (5:13)
  20. More Smack, Vicar? (0:52)

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