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You'd Prefer an Astronaut

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Length  45:53
Producer  Keith Cleversley, Hum
Release date  11 April 1995
Language  English
Artist  Hum
Label  RCA Records
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Released  April 11, 1995 (1995-04-11)
Recorded  1994–1995, Chicago (Track 5 recorded at Pachyderm Studio, Cannon Falls, Minnesota)
You'd Prefer an Astronaut (1995)  Downward Is Heavenward (1998)
Genres  Rock music, Alternative rock, Space rock, Shoegazing, Post-hardcore, Hard rock
Similar  Shoegazing albums, Other albums

Hum you d prefer an astronaut album 1995

You'd Prefer an Astronaut is the third studio album by the American alternative rock band Hum, released in April 11 1995 by RCA Records as their major label debut. The title of the album is a lyric lifted from the song "I'd Like your Hair Long".


The album has sold over 250,000 copies since its release, mostly due to the first single from the album, "Stars". It became Hum's highest charting song, reaching 11 on Hot Modern Rock Tracks and 28 on Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks; it regained popularity a decade later after being featured in a Cadillac commercial with actress Kate Walsh. The song and its video were also featured on the television show Beavis and Butt-Head.

The album spawned two other singles, "The Pod" and "I'd Like Your Hair Long", although neither received the commercial success that "Stars" did.

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno declared this album a "big part of where [Deftones] get a big part of [their] influence from, tone-wise".

Hum you d prefer an astronaut full album

Track listing

  1. "Little Dipper" – 4:45
  2. "The Pod" – 4:38
  3. "Stars" – 5:09
  4. "Suicide Machine" – 5:58
  5. "The Very Old Man" – 2:45
  6. "Why I Like the Robins" – 4:58
  7. "I'd Like Your Hair Long" – 5:25
  8. "I Hate It Too" – 5:59
  9. "Songs of Farewell and Departure" – 6:16


  • Jeff Dimpsey – bass guitar
  • Tim Lash – guitar
  • Bryan St. Pere – drums
  • Matt Talbott – guitar and vocals
  • Technical
  • Keith Cleversley – production
  • Songs

    1Little Dipper4:43
    2The Pod4:38


    You'd Prefer an Astronaut Wikipedia