Chinaboise / Greatest Story Ever Told, the
Album: Greatest Story Ever Told, the   Collection:General
Artist:Chinaboise   Added:Feb 2005
Label:Gulcher Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-05-08 Pull Date: 2005-07-10
Week Ending: Jul 3 Jun 26 Jun 5 May 29 May 22 May 15
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 06, 2009: The Pants Down Oval Office
Girl You Got It (So Go Get I
4. Jun 01, 2005: Brownian Motion
The Greatest Story Ever Told
2. Jun 29, 2005: Brownian Motion
The Greatest Story Ever Told
5. May 31, 2005: lick my moody guitar show
Girl You Got It (So Go Get I
3. Jun 22, 2005: Brownian Motion
The Greatest Story Ever Told
6. May 25, 2005: Brownian Motion
Breakfast at the Gables

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2005-04-23
Pre-MX-80 Sound member(s) project from 1975. Mostly low-fi pre-indie, “diy” four track recordings. Simple songs, some samples, some studio-comedy. Cool stuff, especially in light of how cool MX-80 became (check our vinyl section). Those familiar with MX-80 will immediately recognize the sax and the vocs,characteristically insincere, ironic/sarcastic in their delivery of “deep” themes. While MX-80 blended prog and jazz complexities w/ their driving rock this is definitely more along the lines of Young Marble Giants or some other minimalist songsmiths, when not doing their best to fill out the tracks with fun pop.

1) old time and temperature phone-recording, brief
2) minor toned, pensive
3) silly dialog about a “chick”, w/ sparse guitar and sax
4) acoustic guitar, female vocs w/the guy, some sax appears later
5) another simple song
6) jazz dissonant sparse guitar lead in, followed by sax and disjunct beat, weird, very MX-80
7) brief sample, recording
8) simple flute/recorder accompanied ditty
9) fuzz guitar strange little song w/ female vocs
10) noodly lofi percussion jam w/ sax, etc, instrumental
11) radio comedy, about being in college, “WMLO” LID, dialog Asharama bakery, etc
12) “work is hard”, simple rock (FCC? Is that a brief “shit”?)
13) upbeat proggy feel
14) slower swing, silly
15) FCC- a “shit”, studio comedy, like standup vaudiville
16) brief silly little ditty

Track Listing
1. Time-Temp   9. Take Two
2. Girl You Got It (So Go Get I   10. Myonga Von Bontee
3. Sodium Nitrate   11. Breakfast at the Gables
4. Working Girl   12. The Greatest Story Ever Told
5. Dear Tears   13. Caught Between Dreams
6. Self-Conscious Pisser   14. Living on Oil
7. Walker Dallas   15. In the Sahara
8. Demons in the Lone Star Stat   16. Partners in a Crime