The State of Art is on Fire is an EP by the San Diego, California rock band Rocket from the Crypt, released in 1995 by Sympathy for the Record Industry. It was the band's first release to include trumpet player JC 2000.
The EP was first released in 10" vinyl format in April 1995. The vinyl release is unusual in that side A is played at 33rpm and side B at 45rpm. The CD version, released in November 1996, contains 2 bonus tracks originally released on the vinyl single Rocket from the Crypt Plays the Music Machine. The EP is one of the few Rocket from the Crypt recordings to include a lyrics sheet.
The State of Art is on Fire was the first of 3 releases by Rocket from the Crypt in 1995. The LP Hot Charity and album Scream, Dracula, Scream! were both also recorded and released that year, and singer/guitarist John Reis would later refer to these three records as a "trilogy".
Side B (45rpm)
*Tracks 7 & 8 comprise the 7" Rocket from the Crypt Plays the Music Machine and appear on the CD release only.