Chris Gentlemens Hairdresser and Railway Book Shop

Chris Gentlemens Hairdresser and Railway Book Shop
Chris Gentlemen's Hairdresser and Railway Book Shop
Studio album by Lightyear
Released July 7, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Rock
Length 32:43
Label Household Name Records HAUS060
Producer Dave Chang
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Lightyear chronology
Call of the Weasel Clan
(2001)
Chris Gentlemen's Hairdresser and Railway Book Shop
(2003)

Chris Gentlemen's Hairdresser and Railway Book Shop is the second full-length album recorded by the band Lightyear.

The album was released by Household Name Records on July 7, 2003 on compact disc. It was seen as a departure from the band's usual 'skacore' (a combination of ska, punk rock and hardcore) sound, incorporating acoustic guitar, technical vocal layering, and even scratching courtesy of Joey Malibu & Coke on the track 'Trumpet Trousers'. This track also samples a quote directly from the movie Johnny Dangerously, much like the track 'Shatner's Bassoon' on Lightyear's debut album Call of the Weasel Clan, which included a quote from satirical TV series Brass Eye.

The album also included lyrical references to, and guest appearances from members of, renowned UK bands including Adequate Seven, Captain Everything! and Five Knuckle.

Closing track '200 Kebab Shops' features a strangely touching monologue by vocalist Chas laid over the continuous drum and vocal loop, in which he thanks everyone listening for supporting the band and explains how touring can take its toll both mentally and physically on a person.

The album title refers to a real shop with the same rather unusual name on Macklin Street in Derby town centre, which is also pictured on the front of the album sleeve.

Track listing

  1. "Twat out of Hell"
  2. "Life Jacket, Water Wings"
  3. "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ1234567890 Cinnamon Rolls"
  4. "Nuff Cuts"
  5. "Don't Count Your Horses"
  6. "Trumpet Trousers"
  7. "That's the Way it Goes, Big Nose"
  8. "Data's Double Chin"
  9. "Whispering Ron vs. Maz"
  10. "Uri Geller Bent my Heart"
  11. "200 Kebab Shops"



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