Charlie (album)

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Charlie
Melt-Banana Charlie Cover.jpg
Studio album by Melt-Banana
Released October 27, 1998
Genre
Length 35:36
Label A-Zap
Melt-Banana chronology
Scratch Or Stitch
(1995)
Charlie
(1998)
MxBx 1998/13,000 Miles at Light Velocity
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Charlie is the third album by Melt-Banana. This album was the first release on their own label, A-Zap.

Charlie features guest appearances by Mike Patton and Mr. Bungle on the song "Area 877 [Phoenix Mix]". Mike Patton says: "MELT... BANANA!" at the beginning of the song and Melt-Banana have sampled this through many of their other songs including "7.2 Seconds Flipping", "Brick Again" and the version of "Bad Gut Missed Fist" on their live album MxBx 1998/13,000 Miles At Light Velocity.

Charlie was named after the film of the same name, based on the novel Flowers for Algernon.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Introduction for Charlie"3:10
2."Circle-Jack (Chase the Magic Words, Lego Lego)"2:39
3."Spathic!!"2:29
4."Tapir's Flown Away"2:36
5."F.D.C. for Short"1:23
6."Taen Taen Taen (?)"0:44
7."Cannot"2:50
8."Area 877 [Phoenix Mix]"1:41
9."Giggle on the Stretcher"0:49
10."Section Eight"3:49
11."Drug Store"1:56
12."Stimulus for Revolting Virus"2:00
13."Excess"1:42
14."Chipped Zoo on the Wall, Wastes in the Sky................"7:48

There is also an untitled track hidden in the pregap before the first track, which is a cover of the song "Neat Neat Neat" by The Damned. It is 2 minutes and 14 seconds long followed by a minute of silence.

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