Come to Daddy

Label
Rhino/London-Sire
Release date
12 Oct 1997
Running length
8 tracks
Running time
33:14

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Come to Daddy (Pappy Mix Version) 4:20 4,621
2 Flim (LP Version) 2:56 5,476
3 Come to Daddy (Little Lord Faulteroy Mix Version) 3:49 3,414
4 Bucephalus Bouncing Ball (LP Version) 5:44 3,085
5 To Cure a Weakling Child, Contour Regard (LP Version) 5:09 2,734
6 Funny Little Man (LP Version) 3:57 2,650
7 Come to Daddy (Mummy Mix Version) 4:23 2,618
8 IZ-US (LP Version) 2:56 3,447

About this album

Come to Daddy is a 1997 EP by electronic music artist Richard D. James, commonly known as Aphex Twin. “Come to Daddy, Pappy mix” — often simply called “Come to Daddy” — is one of Aphex Twin’s best-known songs. The album peaked at #36 on the UK Singles Chart.

James describes his work like this:
“ Come to Daddy came about while I was just hanging around my house, getting pissed and doing this crappy death metal jingle. Then it got marketed and a video was made, and this little idea that I had, which was a joke, turned into something huge. It wasn’t right at all. “

Not all the tracks featured on this EP are the industrial style of the first track. “IZ-US” features mellow synth tones with jazz style drums. Each mix of “Come to Daddy” is completely different, the “Little Lord Faulteroy mix” is a calm track with bizarre vocal samples that ends up resembling nothing like the original track and the “Mummy mix” is, in a way, a remix of the song “To Cure a Weakling Child” from Richard D. James Album. The other tracks also have their own style, most notably “Flim”, an upbeat song with a cheerful melody and Aphex Twin’s signature complex polyrhythms. The song “Funny Little Man” features, at the end, a PlainTalk voice offering anal sex, among other things.

Though Aphex Twin rarely uses vocals in his work, six of Come to Daddy’s eight tracks feature vocals. Because of this and the hit single title track, this EP is generally considered his most pop music work.

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