CD Introducing Chris Chandler...As Seen on No Television (CD 65879),
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Introducing Chris Chandler...As Seen on No Television

  • 1. Republican Woodstock
    2. Embryonic Citizenship
    3. She's So Mundane
    4. FM Revisited
    5. Whole Wheat Left
    6. Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Abyss #98.61/2, A
    7. Watergate Generation
    8. Unbound
    9. Fast Food Confederacy
    10. Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Abyass #3.2, A
    11. Travels With Charlie
    12. Ballad of Bob Sheldon, The
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FF-70596

  • Credits
    ProducerChris Chandler; Rachel Faro
    EngineerJoe Cuneo; Rick VanBenschoten; Ron Allaire; Axel Niehaus

    Personnel: Jim Infantino (guitar); Adam Gussow (harp); Karan Casey (fiddle); Joel Diamond (keyboards); Carl Rouce (drums); Sammy Figueroa (congas); Rick Vav Beschoten (sound effects); Ellis Paul, John Svetkey (background vocals).
    Audio Mixer: Ron Allaire.
    Recording information: Downtown Recorders, Boston, MA; Giant Recording Studio, New York, NY; Giant Sound; Platinum Island Recording Studios, New York, NY; Prime Cuts Studios, New York, NY.
    Authors: Chris Chandler; Bruce Sylvester; Bill Ede; Allen Ginsberg; Pete Seeger; Tom Paxton.
    Editors: Eric "Mode" Rosenber; Eric "Moe" Rosenberg.
    1992's AS SEEN ON NO TELEVISION introduces Chris Chandler, an aggressive, almost combative folk-punk performer who can trace his lineage back to the biting satire of earlier artists like the Dead Kennedys' Jello Biafra, British punk poet John Cooper Clarke, and outspoken folkie Phil Ochs. All the big topics are covered here, including politics ("Republican Woodstock," "Watergate Generation"), abortion ("Embryonic Citizenship"), and cultural imperialism ("Whole Wheat Left," "FM Revisited"), each of them examined with scathing wit, provocative ideas, and a subtle sense of compassion that tempers the outrage. Though a variety of backing musicians are credited on instruments as varied as harp, fiddle and congas, the overall feel of AS SEEN ON NO TELEVISION is bare-bones. Chandler's rough voice, which is given to spoken delivery as much as it is to song, and basic guitar are always front and center, giving the songs a folkish intimacy even at their most abrasive.

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