I love the concept of this album: Chim Chim (the monkey from Speed Racer), through government experiments, becomes super intelligent and a global star. He is turned into an astronaut, and when he is shot into space, he turns around and blows up the world. Totally unnecessary. That's what makes it great. It also reflects the band's anger at the music industry and their now-former label. And it's a greater social commentary, but that's a whole other story.
Interestingly, some of the album was record live (at a show in New York that I attended!). Rough crowd at that one. It's possible it was just "Alcoholic" that was recorded at that show, but I think a couple of the other tracks sound like they were recorded live as well. Anyway, "Alcoholic." is actually the highlight of this album for me, and that's a song that they wrote years earlier, when the band had just gotten together. It had never been officially released until this came out. The version on Chim Chim is tight. This album was their first ever outside of the Columbia sphere of influence. CD only - there were many versions, and most of them had the same catalogue number. There was also a European re-release in 2014 on the "Music on CD" imprint.
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