I Am the Fun Blame Monster!

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I Am the Fun Blame Monster!
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Studio album by
Released2003 (Self release) & October 23, 2003 (Through FILMguerrero)
Recorded2003 Hot Water Bottle in Cornelius, Oregon
GenreExperimental Rock, Rock
Length44:26
LabelFILMguerrero
Fg25
ProducerMenomena
Menomena chronology
I Am the Fun Blame Monster!
(2003)
Under an Hour
(2005)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic82/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork8.7/10[3]
Stylus MagazineB+[4]
Tiny Mix Tapes5/5[5]

I Am the Fun Blame Monster! is the debut album of the band Menomena. It was self-released on May 20, 2003 and made available exclusively through online retailer CD Baby. The CD was re-released by FILMguerrero in 2004, and then again by Barsuk/FILMguerrero in 2007. A white vinyl LP was released by FILMguerrero in 2005 that featured an origami design by band member Brent Knopf and hand screen printing/assembly by band member Danny Seim. The original run was limited to 500 copies, which sold out. FILMguerrero re-released the LP in 2007 on 180 gram vinyl, but without the intricate packaging. The title is an anagram for "The First Menomena Album."

On May 24, 2011, the album was reissued as a double album alongside a bonus DVD. The bonus material features 9 bonus tracks and rare footage of the band's appearances on Portland cable public-access television program The Sista Social Show, a live performance at Portland's Meow-Meow and music videos for the album tracks "Trigga Hiccups" and "Cough Coughing".[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cough Coughing" – 3:20
  2. "The Late Great Libido" – 4:59
  3. "E. Is Stable" – 5:17
  4. "Twenty Cell Revolt" – 4:05
  5. "Strongest Man in the World" – 5:35
  6. "Oahu" – 5:18
  7. "Trigga Hiccups" – 4:02
  8. "Rose" – 2:58
  9. "The Monkey's Back" – 8:52

Deluxe Reissue Track listing[edit]

  1. "Shirt"
  2. "Crunka"
  3. "Let's All Unite!"
  4. "The Ladder"
  5. "Sepia"
  6. "Nebali"
  7. "Divad"
  8. "Tung Track"
  9. "Posh Isolation"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I Am The Fun Blame Monster by Menomena". Metacritic. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "I Am the Fun Blame Monster! – Menomena". AllMusic. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  3. ^ Tangari, Joe (October 21, 2003). "Menomena: I Am the Fun Blame Monster". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  4. ^ Estefan, Kareem (November 25, 2003). "Menomena – I Am the Fun Blame Monster – Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on September 16, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "Menomena – I Am the Fun Blame Monster". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  6. ^ Barsuk Records: I Am the Fun Blame Monster! (Deluxe Reissue)

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