13 Other Dimensions

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13 Other Dimensions
Studio album by The Giraffes
Released March 10, 1998
Genre Rock, Pop
Length 39:47
Label My Own Planet
Producer Chris Ballew
The Giraffes chronology
13 Other Dimensions
(1998)
The Days Are Filled with Years
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [1]

13 Other Dimensions was released by The Giraffes through the Seattle label My Own Planet, on CD and vinyl in 1998.[2] It is essentially a solo effort by Chris Ballew (ex-Presidents of the United States of America), recorded in Ballew's basement. The album was published as being a work by a fictional band composed of Ballew's childhood stuffed animals. Ballew's name appears nowhere on the album.

The Giraffes record was the first of a planned series of six made under a volume agreement with Ballew's main label, Columbia[3] however only two albums were made, the second was released by Orange Recordings. Roni Sarg, in Tucson Weekly's Rhythm and Views section, postulates that the putative stars of the Giraffes were chosen for their "photogenic cuteness" .[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chris Ballew

  1. "Chocolate Dimension" 3:18
  2. "Lonely Chicken" 3:15
  3. "Hopeless (Rub It In)" 3:50
  4. "Every Crocodile" 3:45
  5. "Comin' Around" 1:41
  6. "Nothin' 2 Looz" 2:36
  7. "Brain on Yer Tongue" 3:02
  8. "Little Champion" 3:16
  9. "Pale Moon" 3:02
  10. "Ghost of a Bad Friend" 4:06
  11. "Slow Slow Fly" 2:44
  12. "Poodle Mouth" 2:56
  13. "Wither Without You" 2:17

Personnel[edit]

All instruments played by Chris Ballew.

Fictional[edit]

Giraffe - lead vocals, rhythm guitar

Munkey Sr. - lead guitar

Yoko Glick - piano, organ, clavinette

Barry Lowe - Basitar

Munkey Jr. - horns and strings

Chickey - drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rolling Stone Music | Album Reviews". Rollingstone.com. 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  2. ^ J. McCarthy (24 February 1999). "Beyond Sup Pop". Seattle Weekly. 
  3. ^ Arild Ronson (23 February 1998). "Presidenten helt aleine". 
  4. ^ Roni Sarg (20 April 1998). "Rhythm and Views: The Giraffes: 13 Other Dimensions: My Own Planet Recordings". Tucson Weekly.