Out of print ,individually numbered 2006 digipack release from Chris Knox. Some shelf /handling wear on digipak
Chris Knox's first band recording in 25 years!
Chris Knox & The Nothing is the name of the NZ music scene stalwart's ninth album in a sporadic series starting with '81's 'Songs For Cleaning Guppies' & the most recent,2000's 'Beat'. BUT... this one is different... for three reasons... Chris Knox & The Nothing is a band - for the first time since Toy Love 25 years ago, Chris Knox has enlisted the assistance of a couple of musician types: Stefan Neville (aka Pumice) on drums & Jol Mulholland (Gasoline Cowboys) on bass. Their interaction has revitalized Knox & he admits he found his songs being taken into often unexpected sonic & rhythmic areas - and thats without mentioning the involvement also of the Antimatter Horns & No Strings string section! Chris Knox & the Nothing was recorded in a studio - for the first time in a quarter century a Chris Knox album was NOT wholly created by Knox in a small room with way too much ambient noise from the neighbouring construction. Thats right! It's NOT a home recording.. well, now that everybody's doing it at home in much the way Tall Dwarfs & Knox pioneered way back in the early '80's, Knox felt it time for a change - aiming for a late '60's feel. 'Chris Knox & The Nothing' is Knox's first solo album to NOT be on Flying Nun - feeling a need for change on all fronts, he decided to take the D.I.Y. approach he's always favoured to a new area: that of manufacture & distribution. So this is the first release on his own A Major label (pun intended) . 17 songs with something for every taste - 'Outta Here' for big rock fans; 'Darkest Star' for wistful lovers; 'Cordeoline' for party animals; lead single & student radio fave 'those Great Big Puppy Eyes' for those lusting pure uberdynamic melodic pop.
1. Those Great Big Puppy Eyes
2. Indian Ink
4. The Darkest Star
5. The Lukewarm Bath
8. A Faded Postcard In The Sun
10. The Flyshit On The Ceiling
11. World Without A Sun
12. Outa Here
13. Poor Maureen
14. Bitter Ballad of the Patriach
15. You Cant Hide Away
16. Come In #52 Your 15 Minutes Is Up
17. Cleanliness Is Next To Goodliness