|This album from the American
Indi-band "The Chapbooks" is quite a gem! The band basically consists of
two people, DJ Shosty and Pope Joghurt. Here's (in their own words) what
there is to know about them:
"Well, The DJ and The Pope met a couple of years back in high school.... They were on the math team together.... Yeah, I know, but everybody has to start somewhere.... Well, then they joined this group called The Charm Quarks. Yeah, but that didn't really go too far. There were too many of them that could play the piano.... Yeah, weird, huh? But they were all dorky from the math team..."
|"Then the DJ and The Pope
decided to start their own group. Yeah, they wanted to be like Ace of Base
or ABBA, but they couldn't ever find girls to do it with them. So they
struck out on their own. And they've been at it for awhile now. The DJ
writes most of the words and the Pope comes up with most of the music.
The DJ sings and the Pope plays piano. Sometimes they get other people
to be on their songs, too. What, you want to be on one of their songs?
What do you play? Concertina? No freakin' way!!! Sure, you can be on their
For more information on The Chapbooks
visit their homepage at:
|When their album was released
in 1998 the record company's advert in USA Today (see left) caused quite
a scandal. It featured a photo of Richard Nixon and enraged some Republican
senators, among them Newt Gingrich who stated that "this kind of music
is a sign for the lack of moral values of America's youth today! These
so called "artists" such as Marilyn Manson, The Chapbooks and Barry Manilow
will be punished by their Maker someday!"
However, two weeks after Gingrich's comment the Chapbooks CDs were released with a sticker on them saying in bold, black letters: "Nude is Good!"