Throw the Warped Wheel Out

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Throw the Warped Wheel Out
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Studio album by
Released1984
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length38:10
Label CBS / Columbia
Producer Peter Wilson
Fiction Factory chronology
Throw the Warped Wheel Out
(1984)
Another Story
(1985)

Throw the Warped Wheel Out is the debut album from Scottish new wave band Fiction Factory. It was released in 1984 and included the hit single "(Feels Like) Heaven". Despite including the hit, the album failed to chart in the UK. [1]

Contents

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."(Feels Like) Heaven"E. Jordan, K. Patterson3:32
2."Heart and Mind"E. Jordan, K. Patterson3:07
3."Panic"C. Medley4:22
4."The Hanging Gardens"C. Medley, E. Jordan4:35
5."All or Nothing"C. Medley, E. Jordan, K. Patterson3:48
6."Hit the Mark"K. Patterson4:18
7."Ghost of Love"K. Patterson3:36
8."Tales of Tears"K. Patterson3:38
9."The First Step"C. Medley, K. Patterson4:56
10."The Warped Wheel"E. Jordan, K. Patterson4:18
Total length:38:10

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [2]
Rolling Stone mixed [3]

Upon release, Rolling Stone stated: "Fiction Factory are doubtless a most sincere bunch, and here they display excellent musicianship, lavish production and a dozen moderately tuneful songs. Unfortunately, they lack any real spark of originality..." [3] Michael Sutton of AllMusic retrospectively wrote: "Any interest in Fiction Factory's Throw the Warped Wheel Out will most likely originate from the album's opening track, "(Feels Like) Heaven" - an '80s new wave classic. However, one song cannot carry the weight of an entire LP; fortunately, Fiction Factory were talented enough to craft worthy successors. Throw the Warped Wheel Out is a vastly underrated album, disappointing only record buyers who want every track to sound like "(Feels Like) Heaven." [2]

Chart performance

Chart (1984-85)Peak
position
Canadian Album Charts [4] 98
German Album Charts [5] 57
Swedish Album Charts [6] 34
Swiss Album Chart [7] 23

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