The Chinese Album
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|The Chinese Album|
|Studio album by Spacehog|
|Released||March 10, 1998|
Warner Bros. Records
|Producer||Bryce Goggin & Spacehog|
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.
All songs by Royston Langdon except when noted.
- "One Of These Days" (David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Brian Eno, Royston Langdon) - 3:35
- "Goodbye Violet Race" - 4:00
- "Lucy's Shoe" - 4:13
- "Mungo City" - 4:34
- "Skylark" (Antony Langdon) -1:57
- "Sand In Your Eyes" - 3:49
- "Captain Freeman" (Antony Langdon) - 2:27
- "2nd Avenue" (Royston Langdon, N. Chassler)- 2:58
- "Almond Kisses" (featuring Michael Stipe) (Antony Langdon) - 2:44
- "Carry On" - 3:33
- "Anonymous" (Royston Langdon, Antony Langdon) - 3:37
- "Beautiful Girl" - 4:09
- Royston Langdon - bass guitar and vocals
- Antony Langdon - guitar and vocals
- Jonny Cragg - drums
- Richard Steel - lead guitar
- The beginning of "Mungo City" references the Ministry of Plenty from Nineteen Eighty-Four.
- "One of These Days" contains a sample of "Seen and Not Seen" by Talking Heads from their 1980 album Remain in Light.