|Released May 23, 1995|
Producer Art Alexakis
Release date 23 May 1995
Label Capitol Records
|Recorded September 1994 at Smart Studios - Madison, WI|
Sparkle and Fade (1995) White Trash Hell (1997)
Genres Rock music, Alternative rock, Grunge, Post-grunge, Pop punk
Similar Everclear albums, Grunge albums
Everclear electra made me blind
Sparkle and Fade is the second album by Everclear, released on May 23, 1995. It was their first album to be released exclusively on Capitol Records; their previous effort, World of Noise, was re-released on Capitol after its introduction through the Portland, Oregon based label, Tim/Kerr Records. The album produced the singles "Heroin Girl," "Santa Monica," "Heartspark Dollarsign" and "You Make Me Feel Like a Whore". Ostensibly, the album's music follows themes like addiction and romance through a loosely defined narrative similar to Art Alexakis' own troubled life when he was in his twenties.
The album's cover features childhood pictures of the three members of the band. It is Everclear's third-best-selling album to date. It climbed to the top of the Heatseekers Chart in January 1996 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA in May of 1996.
All songs written by Art Alexakis, Craig Montoya, and Greg Eklund, except as noted.
1Electra Made Me Blind3:44
3You Make Me Feel Like a Whore2:47