The Chinese Album

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The Chinese Album
Studio album by Spacehog
Released March 10, 1998
Genre Glam rock
Length 41:40
Label Sire Records
Warner Bros. Records
Producer Bryce Goggin & Spacehog
Spacehog chronology
Resident Alien
(1995)
The Chinese Album
(1998)
The Hogyssey
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (5.4/10) link

The Chinese Album is the second album from the expatriate British alternative rock band Spacehog. It was released on Sire Records on March 10, 1998.

The Chinese Album was considered for a soundtrack and basis of a film called Mungo City (later called The Chinese Movie). It was to be about a band that moves to Hong Kong for success after being rejected by a New York record company. Unsatisfied with the final script, Spacehog dismissed any plans for shooting.

Spacehog wrote and recorded 20 songs for The Chinese Album. Among these are the B-sides "Final Frontier", "Isle of Manhattan" and "Cryogenic Lover" which were released as European singles.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Royston Langdon except when noted.

  1. "One Of These Days" (David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Brian Eno, Royston Langdon) - 3:35
  2. "Goodbye Violet Race" - 4:00
  3. "Lucy's Shoe" - 4:13
  4. "Mungo City" - 4:34
  5. "Skylark" (Antony Langdon) -1:57
  6. "Sand In Your Eyes" - 3:49
  7. "Captain Freeman" (Antony Langdon) - 2:27
  8. "2nd Avenue" (Royston Langdon, N. Chassier)- 2:58
  9. "Almond Kisses" (featuring Michael Stipe) (Antony Langdon) - 2:44
  10. "Carry On" - 3:33
  11. "Anonymous" (Royston Langdon, Antony Langdon) - 3:37
  12. "Beautiful Girl" - 4:09

Personnel[edit]

The beginning of "Mungo City" references the Ministry of Plenty from Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Samples[edit]