Life In Mono (3:46)

Cover of Formica Blues

From Formica Blues and 44 other releases

In 1998, the use of “Life in Mono” in the soundtrack, trailers, and end credits of the film adaptation of Great Expectations (after Robert De Niro, who was working on the film, heard the song) brought greater exposure for the song than ever before, and it became the number one most requested song on US radio stations (such as KROQ-FM in Los Angeles, KITS in San Francisco, and 99X in Atlanta) for weeks following the film’s release.

In terms of specific radio stations, for example, “Life in Mono” made #45 on the KROQ Top 106.7 Countdown of 1998 and #76 on the 91X Top 91 of 1998, while Formica Blues was #73 on Toronto’s 102.1 The Edge’s 1998 year-end top 102 albums countdown.

With the band’s new U.S. deal with Mercury Records promotional singles of “Life in Mono” were also distributed to nightclubs at about the same time as modern rock stations, though only later was the single provided to Top 40 stations.


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