Fake Train was the
first album released on Kill Rock
Stars by the Olympia, Washington based group Unwound.
It was recorded and mixed in two weekends. Though it was the first
widely-available album by the group, Unwound
had recorded an eponymous debut
which would see release in 1995. Fake Train
also marks the
first full length album by Unwound to feature Sara Lund
on drums, replacing her friend Brandt Sandeno
The cover image is a vandalized copy of the 1970 album Tom
by Tom Jones
. Since Fake
was one of the first musical releases on KRS (and the
first full-length studio album), the "killing" of Jones can be
viewed as a mission statement, living up to the label's name.
Three songs were accidentally placed on track 4 due to a pressing
plant error; however, the band regularly played them live in order,
as a "trilogy."
"Dragnalus" also appeared on the soundtrack to the indie film
, which was released on Matador Records
in 1995. "Feeling$ Real"
concludes with Justin Trosper screaming, "The... world... starts...
coming... down," with the last word suddenly cut off.
- "Dragnalus" – 3:29
- "Lucky Acid" – 1:43
- "Nervous Energy" – 4:50
- "Valentine Card/ Kantina/ Were, Are and Was or Is" – 13:58
- "Honourosis" – 4:45
- "Pure Pain Sugar" – 2:35
- "Gravity Slips" – 1:44
- "Star Spangled Hell" – 3:52
- "Ratbite" – 2:44
- "Feeling$ Real" – 5:15
- Steve Fisk - Producer, Engineer,
- Tim Green - Assistant Engineer
- Stuart Hallerman - Engineer
- Justin Trosper - Guitar
- Sara Lund - Drums
- Vern Rumsey - Bass Guitar
- Slim Moon - Assistant Engineer
- Sean Smith - Photography
- Unwound - Producer, Mixing