Lechuza (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 22, 2001
Studio Ocean (Burbank, California), Entourage (North Hollywood, California), Track Record (North Hollywood, California), Village Recorders (Los Angeles, California)
Genre Pop punk, melodic hardcore
Length52:02 (39:55 without silence and hidden track)
Label MCA, Drive-Thru
Producer Jerry Finn
Fenix TX chronology
Fenix TX
Purple Reign in Blood

Lechuza (Spanish "barn owl") is the second studio album by American pop punk band Fenix TX, released on May 22, 2001, by MCA and Drive-Thru Records. Between June and August, the group performed on the Warped Tour. [1]


The first song, "Phoebe Cates", is a first-person tale of falling in lust with actress Phoebe Cates. It includes a bridge with the lines "Looking for a fast time / Watching out for bright lights / Send me off to private school / When I'm with you it's paradise", all of which are references to films starring Cates ( Fast Times at Ridgemont High , Bright Lights, Big City , Private School and Paradise , respectively).

On both the UK and the Japanese issue of the album, two bonus tracks are added — an updated rendition the Spanish Christmas song "Feliz Navidad" and the group's 2000 single "All My Fault" from Fenix TX . The hidden track "James' Song" [2] is placed at the end of the second bonus track, thus shortening the length of track 11 on these issues to 5:34.


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Ox-Fanzine Favorable [4]

The album was included at number 33 on Rock Sound's "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time" list. [5] The album has sold 600,000 copies to date.

Track listing

All tracks written by Fenix TX.

  1. "Phoebe Cates" – 3:40
  2. "Katie W." – 3:34
  3. "Threesome" – 2:33
  4. "Something Bad Is Gonna Happen" – 3:34
  5. "Tearjerker" – 3:44
  6. "Pasture of Muppets" – 3:00
  7. "A Song for Everyone" – 4:08
  8. "Manufactured Inspirato" – 2:51
  9. "Beating a Dead Horse" – 3:16
  10. "Abba Zabba" – 4:01
  11. "El Borracho" – 17:36
    • Hidden track "James' Song" appears 13 minutes and 47 seconds into the last track.

Bonus tracks

  1. "Feliz Navidad" – 3:02
  2. "All My Fault" – 14:56


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