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CAKE is an alternative rock band which formed in 1991 in Sacramento, California, United States. The band consists of John McCrea (vocals, guitar), Xan McCurdy (guitar), Gabe Nelson (bass), Vincent DiFiore (trumpet, keyboards, vocals) and Paulo Baldi (drums). The band has released six albums: Motorcade of Generosity (1994), Fashion Nugget (1996), Prolonging the Magic (1998), Comfort Eagle (2001), Pressure Chief (2004) and Showroom of Compassion (2011). The band has been very successful on American alternative radio, with nine of their singles appearing on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart between 1993 and 2011. B-Sides and Rarities was released October 2, 2007. It features a live cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" and their cover "Mahna Mahna", which also appears on the charity CD "For the Kids" whose proceeds benefit the "VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC" organization. CAKE's latest album, Showroom of Compassion, was released January 11, 2011. It was recorded at the Upbeat Studio in Sacramento, California with the help of recording engineer Pat Olguin. Although CAKE's music is often classified as alternative or indie rock, it combines multiple musical genres, such as funk, pop, jazz, rap, and country. CAKE's music features droll lyrics rife with word play and syncopation (laconically voiced in a rap-like style by lead vocalist/guitarist John McCrea), catchy distorted guitar riffs (courtesy of guitarist Greg Brown until 1998, and bass player to Victor Damiani until 1997), and a solo trumpet (played by Vince DiFiore). CAKE's musical style has been compared to They Might Be Giants, Talking Heads, The Cars, and Camper Van Beethoven. Damiani left the band in 1997, replaced by Gabe Nelson. Greg Brown left in 1998, replaced by Xan McCurdy. Brown and Damiani continued to work together when they formed the band Deathray. Todd Roper left the band to focus on parenthood after recording Comfort Eagle. CAKE's biggest hits have included "The Distance", "Never There", "Sheep Go to Heaven" "Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle", "No Phone", "Short Skirt/Long Jacket", and an alternative remake of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive". An instrumental version of CAKE's "Italian Leather Sofa" is featured as the theme song to the cartoon Mission Hill. The song "Shadow Stabbing" from Comfort Eagle appears in the opening credits of the movies Orange County and Wordplay. The songs "Daria", "Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle", and "Friend Is a Four-Letter Word" are featured as closing credit themes for episodes of Daria. The song "Frank Sinatra" was also featured at the close of The Sopranos episode "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti". The movie, "Me, Myself, and Irene" also featured CAKE's "Hem of Your Garment". In the Tv-Series "Chuck", "Short Skirt/Long Jacket" is used in the intro of each episode. Additionally, CAKE headlined the Unlimited Sunshine Tour festival in the summer of 2002 among an eclectic ensemble of bands including Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, De La Soul, Latin techno fusion band Kinky and bluegrass group The Hackensaw Boys. 2. The Cake (which is currently being redirected to this page) was a psychedelic girl pop group from the 1960s with the album Slice of the Cake in 1968. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Tracks We Played

Rock N' Roll Lifestyle

Motorcade of Generousity
Last Played on August 16, 2015 11:25am

Mahna Mahna

For The Kids
Last Played on August 15, 2015 11:12am

Stickshifts and Safetybelts

Fashion Nugget
Last Played on April 06, 2015 10:45pm

The Distance

Fashion Nugget
Last Played on March 07, 2015 4:44pm

War Pigs

Cake: B-Sides & Rarities
Last Played on February 25, 2015 7:26am

Guitar Man

Presure Chief
Last Played on December 17, 2014 5:25am

Love You Madly

Comfort Eagle
Last Played on September 19, 2014 7:31am

Short Skirt Long Jacket

MTV2 Handpicked
Last Played on September 15, 2014 6:21pm

No Phone

Pressure Chief
Last Played on August 14, 2014 6:58pm

Sick Of You

Showroom Of Compassion
Last Played on July 02, 2014 10:26pm

I Will Survive

Fashion Nugget
Last Played on May 11, 2014 5:20am

Mustache Man (Wasted)

Showroom Of Compassion
Last Played on May 07, 2014 9:54pm

Mah na Mah na

Cake: B-Sides and Rarities
Last Played on May 05, 2014 5:08pm

Frank Sinatra

Fashion Nugget
Last Played on April 03, 2014 2:09am

LOVE YOU MADLY

Comfort Eagle

MAHNA, MAHNA

Cake: B-Sides and Rarities

You Part The Waters

Motorcade Of Generosity

No Phone

Pressure Chief

The Guitar Man

Pressure Chief

Mahna Mahna

For The Kids

FRANK SINATRA

Fashion Nugget