Chris Richards



CHRIS RICHARDS "Pathetic History"

2001(DOGBUNNY) ¥1,575(taxin)

ミシガンのSSW、Chris Richardによるパワーポップファンは絶対に見逃せないモダンなルーツ・ポップサウンド。彼の10年にわたるバンド活動で培われたポップへのあくなく探究心がまさにここに実ったであろうファーストアルバム!!。The Beatles、The Who、Elvis CostelloそしてKinksといった60’sのメロディアスな先人たち、そしてMatthew SweetやVelvet Crush、TFCといった90’sのギターロックにインスパイアされたパワー&ポップが本当に素晴らしい。Jason FalknerやTommy Keeneと頻繁に比べられるその甘いけどちょっぴり渋枯な曲は誰も否定できない!!。

Track Lisiting: (全曲試聴
1 Superman II
2 Easy Come Easy Go
3 Seagirl
4 Red Post
5 Chance6 Greatest Lullaby
7 I've Got Something On My Mind
8 You Wear It Well
9 Gabrielle
10 Play For Time
11 Ball
12 Holiday
13 All I See Is You
14 Two For Me
15 I Need A Heart
16 Maybe I Need You
17 Falling Again

Chris Richards- guitars and vocals
Todd Holmes - bass
Larry Grodsky- drums


The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks, Cheap Trick, Big Star, Neil Young, Sloan, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Teenage Fanclub, Jason Falkner, The Replacements, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, XTC, Dukes of Stratosphere, The Rolling Stones, Meat Puppets, Rockpile, Nick Lowe, Jon Brion, The Beach Boys, NRBQ, DM3, ELO, Frank Allison and the Odd Sox, Buzzcocks, The Flamin' Groovies, Jellyfish, Matthew Sweet, the Incredible Casuals, the Soft Boys, Robyn Hitchcock, Zumpano, The Thrills, The Zombies, Led Zeppelin, The Stranglers, Tommy Keene, The Jayhawks, Marshall Crenshaw, Superdrag, CSNY, X, Nada Surf, The Clash, the dB's, Adam Schmitt, Ben Kweller, Weezer, the Posies, Wilco, Hoodoo Gurus, Arlo, Social Distortion, The Bigger Lovers, Cotton Mather, REM, Camper Van Beethoven, Adrian Belew, The Bears, King Crimson, Pernice Brothers, The Smiths, 20/20, Foo Fighters, The Beat, The Plimsouls, The Rubinoos, The Superfriendz, The Broken West, Spoon, Bob Mould, Husker Du, Sugar, Buffalo Tom, The Orange Roughies, The Shouting Club, Let's Active, Tenacious D, The Faces, Velvet Crush, The Records, The Move, Joe Jackson, Todd Rundgren, The Nazz, The Cavedogs, Roky Erickson, Fountains of Wayne, Any Trouble, The Church, Dinosaur Jr., Ace Frehley, Band of Horses, The Black Crowes, The Shazam, The Lolas, The Shins, Van Halen, The Minus 5, Flop, The Alarm, Television, The Sneetches, The Toms, Death Cab For Cutie, Talking Heads

HippodromeやPantookasで活躍したリードボーカル/ソングライターのChris Richards。現在はバンド、The Subtractionsをバックに活動中。LolasやGuided By Voicesも参加のWho Tribute「Who's not forgotten」にも参加するなどそのパワーポップサウンドは評価が高い。まもなく三枚目のアルバムが発売予定。