On this day in music history: September 17, 1996 - “Fashion Nugget”, the second album by Cake is released. Produced by Cake, it is recorded at Pus Cavern and Paradise Studios in Sacramento, CA from Late 1995 - Mid 1996. Formed five years earlier by lead singer John McCrea, the band will release their debut, the self financed and released “Motorcade Of Generosity” in 1994, which receives solid reviews and acclaim in local indie rock scene. When the band are playing a gig at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA, they are approached by local radio DJ Bonnie Simmons who offers to manage them. This will lead to the band being signed to Capricorn Records, who reissue their first album. Shortly after, they will return to the studio to begin work on the follow up. The second release by the Sacramento, CA based band will be their breakthrough album. Finding favor immediately at Modern Rock radio, their second album will spin off three singles including “The Distance” (#4 Modern Rock, #35 Hot 100 Airplay), and their cover of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” (#28 Modern Rock). “Fashion Nugget” will peak at number thirty six on the Billboard Top 200, number one on the Heatseekers chart, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.