Viva Dead Ponies

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Viva Dead Ponies
Viva Dead Ponies - The Fatima Mansions.jpg
Studio album by
Released1990
GenreAlternative rock
Length44:25
LabelKitchenware
ProducerCathal Coughlan, Tíma Mansió (Brasil), Ralph Jezzard
The Fatima Mansions chronology
Against Nature
(1989)
Viva Dead Ponies
(1990)
Bertie's Brochures
(1991)
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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