Pets

Pets 7" CD Single Cover

Pets

Pets is the second single from the Porno For Pyros album, and the band’s most popular song.  This single was released in 1993 by Warner Brothers Records.  An accompanying music video was also released which received regular airplay on MTV, outside of alternative music programming.  The video features the band in a red room with, and a mosaic video effect.

Alternate Versions:

A limited edition 12″ picture vinyl version of this single was released in Europe.  The front of the record has the cover of the self-titled Porno For Pyros album, and the back has the band’s red devil logo.  It contains both the album and radio edit of the title track, a cover of the Leonard Bernstein song Tonight written for the play West Side Story, and the Cursed Female / Cursed Male medley.

The Cursed Female / Cursed Male medley is nearly identical to the album versions of the songs.  The differences are that Cursed Female is quickly faded out and Cursed Male immediately begins.  The medley is actually a few seconds shorter than the two individual songs due to the fading edit on the first part.

A limited edition CD version that contains the same musical content as the picture vinyl also exists.  This version comes with three photographic prints, all of which are taken from promo shots of the band.

A two-track 7″ single was released in both a CD slip case and 7″ vinyl.  It contains the radio edit of the title track and the b-side Tonight.  The vinyl version was released in the U.K. while the CD version was released in the States.

An import single was released that includes the two racks found on the 7″ single as and the Cursed Female / Cursed Male medley.

There is also a promo VHS that contains the music videos for Pets and Cursed Female. (Thanks to Javier for the info and scans).

Charting & Success:

Pets ranked #1 on Billboard magazine’s Modern Rock chart the weeks of 6/19/93, 6/26/93, 7/3/93, 7/10/93 and 7/17/93.

Track Listings:

Limited Edition Singles:

  1. Pets (Radio Edit)
  2. Pets
  3. Tonight
  4. Cursed Female / Cursed Male (Medley)

The vinyl version has tracks 1-2 on side A, and tracks 3-4 on side B.

7″ Single:

  1. Pets (Radio Edit)
  2. Tonight

The vinyl version has track 1 on side A, and track 2 on side B.

Import Single:

  1. Pets (Radio Edit)
  2. Tonight
  3. Cursed Female / Cursed Male (Medley)

Promo Single:

  1. Pets (Radio Edit)
  2. Pets

Promo Video:

  1. Pets (Music Video)
  2. Cursed Female (Music Video)

Release Date: 1993, 5/7/1993 (Promo Video)
Released By: Warner Brothers
ID Number(s): WO177CDX, 9362-40913-2 (Limited Edition CD Single), WO177TP, 9362 40930-0 (Picture Vinyl), WO177, 5439-18487-7 (7″ Vinyl), 2-18480 (7″ CD Single), 9362-40880-2, WO 177 CD (Import CD Single), PRO-CD-6167 (Promo)
Medium(s): CD, Cassette, 12″ Vinyl,  7″ Vinyl, NTSC VHS
Time: 17:56 (Limited Edition Versions), 7:02 (7″ Single), 14:18 (Import Single), 7:12 (Promo), 9:00 (Promo Video)

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