Ear of the Dragon

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Ear of the Dragon
Ear of the Dragon album cover.jpg
Compilation album
Released15 May 1995
GenreIndie rock
LabelFortune 5
ProducerBen Kim, Sooyoung Park, William Shin
CompilerSooyoung Park
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Ear of the Dragon (1995) is a CD album released on the Fortune 5 label in collaboration with A Magazine. It is a compilation of tracks by American and Canadian indie bands which contained Asian-American members. The album contains a broad range of American indie music styles and notable indie artists from the early to mid 1990s including indie rock (Versus and The Dambuilders), punk (J Church and aMiniature), ska punk (Skankin' Pickle), slowcore (Seam), cuddlecore (cub), and key players in post-rock (David Pajo was a member of Slint and both he and Bundy K. Brown (aka Slowpoke) were members of seminal post-rock band Tortoise).

Track listing[edit]

The track running order listed on the CD cover is incorrect-the list below shows the actual running order of the CD.

  1. Signer's Strut - aMiniature
  2. Losing My Cool - Yanti Arifin
  3. Reveille - Versus
  4. Tossing Pearls - Venus Cures All
  5. Hey Latasha - Seam
  6. Day into Night - Dolomite
  7. Live for Yourself - Kicking Giant
  8. Your King - Team Xiaoping
  9. Secret Nothing - cub
  10. The Naked City - Cartographers
  11. Smooth Control - The Dambuilders
  12. Perfect World - Mint Aundry
  13. Heavens to Betsy - Chumley
  14. I Would for You - J Church
  15. Pabu Boy - Skankin' Pickle
  16. Mr. Onion #2 - Slowpoke
  17. It's About Time - Azure
  18. She - Squash Blossom
  19. Undiu - David Pajo Band


Some of the bands represented on this compilation (including Seam, aMiniature, Venus Cures All, Cub and Versus) toured together in support of the "Ear of the Dragon" compilation in 1995.[1] This tour included major US and Canadian cities including Toronto, Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago. According to Billboard Magazine, the tour began April 28, 1995 in Toronto and ended May 27, 1995 in Chicago.[2]


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