Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?
|Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?|
|EP by Arctic Monkeys|
|Released||24 April 2006 (UK)
25 April 2006 (US)
|Recorded||Track one (The Chapel Studios, Lincolnshire)
Track two & four (The Motor Museum, Liverpool)
Track three & five (Konk Studios, London)
|Genre||Indie rock, post-punk revival, garage rock|
|Producer||Jim Abbiss (track one only), Mike Crossey|
|Arctic Monkeys EPs chronology|
|Arctic Monkeys singles chronology|
Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys? was the second EP by the Sheffield indie rock band Arctic Monkeys, first released on 24 April 2006 (see 2006 in British music). The EP includes "The View from the Afternoon", the opening track of their dfirst album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, and four other songs.
"The View from the Afternoon" was expected to have been the band's third single, following UK Number Ones "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" and "When the Sun Goes Down", but the band announced in March 2006 that its next record would be a five-track EP, which thereby disqualified it from being listed in the UK singles and albums charts because it was too long to be a single and too cheap to be an album. With "The View from the Afternoon" as the A-side, the remainder of the EP was made up of new material, although "Cigarette Smoker Fiona" was a re-work of "Cigarette Smoke" – one of the band's earlier songs that formed part of the "Beneath the Boardwalk" collection of demo CDs.
"Despair in the Departure Lounge" was premiered at a gig in the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, although it was played by Alex Turner alone due to Andy Nicholson blowing his bass amplifier.
Although the contentious language content of the EP resulted in less radio airplay than the band's earlier releases, the nature of their rise to fame and their lack of reliance on radio meant that this was not a concern for the band.
The photograph on the cover was taken by Timm Cleasby.
|1.||"The View from the Afternoon"||3:38|
|2.||"Cigarette Smoker Fiona"||2:56|
|3.||"Despair in the Departure Lounge"||3:22|
|5.||"Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?"||5:36|
- Alex Turner – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano (track 3)
- Jamie Cook – lead guitar, backing vocals
- Matt Helders – drums, backing vocals, co-lead vocals (track 5)
- Andy Nicholson – bass guitar, backing vocals
|Australian ARIA Albums Chart||37|
|Danish Albums Chart||2|
|Irish Albums Chart||5|
|French Albums Chart||52|
|Japan Albums Chart||137|
|Swedish Albums Chart||58|
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