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Chinaboise / Greatest Story Ever Told, the
Album:Greatest Story Ever Told, the Collection:General
Artist:Chinaboise Added:02/2005
Label:Gulcher Records 

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Add Date:2005-05-08 Pull Date:2005-07-10 
Week Ending:3 Jul26 Jun5 Jun29 May22 May15 May
Airplays:112222

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 06 Mar 09:Joy & Kyle
The Pants Down Oval Office
4.Wed, 01 Jun 05:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
2.Wed, 29 Jun 05:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
5.Tue, 31 May 05:The Bawd Of Euphony
lick my moody guitar show
3.Wed, 22 Jun 05:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
6.Wed, 25 May 05:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion

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