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King for a Day

March 15, 2009
King for a Day...

King for a Day...

The Metal Hammer blog has a great King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime piece. The original article was published in the print magazine in 2005, 10 years after the album release. It is very wide-ranging and focusses on the album’s genesis, the Jim Martin sacking, the band’s musical development, the Metallica and Guns N’Roses tour and the break-up of the band. Sample quote: “Mike HATED Jim, wouldn’t even look at him on stage unless he was about to throw something at him. It was inevitable that he’d go.” (Roddy Bottum). Enjoy the piece.

King for a Day.. Fact File

  • Released: 13 March 1995
  • Recorded: Bearsvile Studio, New York
  • Producer: Andy Wallace
  • It debuted and peaked at number 31 in the US Billboard album charts but reached the top 10 in most of Europe, peaking at number 5 in the UK.
  • It has sold in the region of 225,000 copies in the United States.
4 Comments leave one →
  1. DeanSoDisco permalink
    March 16, 2009 12:52 am

    KFAD is definitely one of my favourite FNM albums, some days I rate it higher than Angel Dust. I feel the three poor songs on the album (Cuckoo for Caca, Caralho Voador, Ugly in the Morning) being placed in a row absolutely destroy its flow though.

  2. Brian permalink
    March 16, 2009 12:34 pm

    Actually I grew to like CfC and UITM but they sound too much alike. Absolute Zero maybe should’ve replaced one of the two.

    Webmaster, I think you meant to write 1995 and not 2005.

    • monaghanunited permalink*
      March 16, 2009 12:49 pm

      HI Brian. Good point. Article was in 2005, album in 1995. I quite like Ugly in the Morning too but I think DeanSoDisco is spot on about the flow of the album. Interestingly, in the iPod age is the sequencing of an album a lost art? When I hear Epic on radio etc I automatically expect Falling to Pieces to kick in.

      • DeanSoDisco permalink
        March 16, 2009 2:56 pm

        I think Brian has a great idea in Absolute Zero replacing one of the tracks, that’s a wonderful song!

        M-utd, I think that even in the age of downlaods and MP3s sequencing isn’t a lost art. It’s less neccesary for some bands who are chart toppers, as people will just download the singles (but Hell, that’s always been the same, people just used to buy their singles in physical format and left the CD!) but for bands who don’t have that luxury, then a good structure and flow is key, you can just look at Tomahawk’s albums for that 😀

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