Suffocate (Feeder song)

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"Suffocate"
Song by Feeder
from the album Polythene
Released 19 May 1997
Recorded Mid 1996
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:53
Label Echo
Songwriter(s) Jon Lee, Grant Nicholas, Taka Hirose
Producer(s) Chris Sheldon, Feeder
"Suffocate"
SuffocateCDSingle.jpg
Single by Feeder
Released 16 February 1998
Format CD, 7" single
Recorded late 1997
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:42
Label Echo
Songwriter(s) Jon Lee, Grant Nicholas, Taka Hirose
Producer(s) Grant Nicholas, Chris Sheldon
Feeder singles chronology
"High"
(1997)
"Suffocate"
(1998)
"Day In Day Out"
(1999)

"High"
(1997)
"Suffocate"
(1998)
"Day In Day Out"
(1999)

"Suffocate" is a track by UK rock band Feeder re-recorded from their 1997 album Polythene, and was released as an in-between single to bridge the gap between the then-current album, and its follow-up Yesterday Went Too Soon. Feeder would later repeat this in-between single process building up to a following album, with "Just a Day" in 2001 and "Shatter" / "Tender" in 2005. The single reached the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 37.

The version of "Suffocate" released as a single is a full-band version of the acoustic track from the "Polythene" album, with slightly amended lyrics. The song began life in 1994 as part of the band's demo under the name "Give". At that time the band were called "Real". At the time of its single release, Grant Nicholas said that he wanted to revisit the song.

Frontman Grant also once said that "Give" was the song that secured the band's record deal, which in turn was one of the reasons for its inclusion on The Singles.[1]

Track listing[edit]

CD1[edit]

  1. "Suffocate" (single version)
  2. "Eclipse"
  3. "Cockroach"
  4. "High" (Live from Reading 97' video)

CD2[edit]

  1. "Suffocate" (single version)
  2. "Dry" (acoustic)
  3. "Spill"
  4. "Descend" (Live from Reading 97' video)

7" vinyl (Dark Purple)[edit]

  1. "Suffocate" (single version)
  2. "Eclipse"

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