Chrisma
Chinese Restaurant
Spittle Records
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2021
LP
18.99
SPITTLE051LP
2021 Repress, Gatefold sleeve
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Tracklist
1Thank You (Instrumental)4:18
2Black Silk Stocking 2:38
3Lola 2:54
4C Rock 5:31
5What For 3:45
6Wanderlust 2:17
7Lycee 7:39
8Mandoia 4:27
9Thank You 4:19

Spittle Records presents a reissue of Chinese Restaurant by Italian new wave duo Chrisma, originally released in 1977. The album was recorded between London and Milano during the second half of 1977, and the results were something like post-punk. More in the direction of bands such as Ultravox, The Stranglers, and Suicide than the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, due to the use of electronic keyboards, obsessive rhythms, tense harmonies, and scratching vocals emerging from generally dark sound textures. Chinese Restaurant was definitely ahead of its time, especially in terms of Italian rock.