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FN090 The Chills - Brave Words (1987)
FN090 The Chills - Brave Words (1987)
FN090 The Chills - Brave Words (1987)
FN090 The Chills - Brave Words (1987)
FN090 The Chills - Brave Words (1987)

FN090 The Chills - Brave Words (1987)

The Chills

Flying Nun Records

$36.00

All prices in New Zealand dollars.

 

The first proper album from The Chills, following a several-years'-long string of classic indie pop singles, is the culmination of the band's early promise. Produced by Texas art rock weirdo Mayo Thompson, the sound is thick and echoey, adding a layer of foreboding even to relatively bright tunes like the manic opener Push and turning songs like the brilliant 16 Heartthrobs (a creepy, anguished memorial to Jayne Mansfield) into dark, throbbing epics. Andrew Todd's organ work is unusually prominent in the mix, overshadowing even Martin Phillipps' lead vocals on several tracks. The effect tends to treat Phillipps' voice as another instrument, which when combined with the tumbling logorrhea of his lyrics gives the sound an odd, unsettling urgency. Brave Words doesn't have the simplicity and directness of The Chills' early singles (collected on the Kaleidoscope World LP), which caused some longtime fans to dismiss the album upon its release; listened to at some remove, the merits of songs as graceful as Night of Chill Blue and the endearing Look for the Good in Others and They'll See the Good in You are obvious. Brave Words may well be The Chills' finest album. - 4/5 Stars - All Music Guide

ITEM DETAILS

Artist: The Chills
Title: Brave Words
Label: Flying Nun Records
Year: 1987
Cat #: FNE12
Formats: CD, Digital

Track List

1 Push
2 Rain
3 Speak For Yourself
4 Look For The Good In Others And They'll See The Good In New
5 Wet Blanket
6 Ghosts
7 Dan Destiny and the Silver Dawn
8 Night of Chill Blue
9 16 Heart Throbs
10 Brave Words
11 Dark Carnival
12 Creep

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FN234 The Chills - Soft Bomb (Reissue) (2020)
FN234 The Chills - Soft Bomb (Reissue) (2020)
FN234 The Chills - Soft Bomb (Reissue) (2020)
FN234 The Chills - Soft Bomb (Reissue) (2020)

FN234 The Chills - Soft Bomb (Reissue) (2020)

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FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (Reissue) (2020)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (Reissue) (2020)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (Reissue) (2020)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (Reissue) (2020)

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FN514 Various - Time To Go - The Southern Psychedelic Moment: 1981-86 (2012)

FN514 Various - Time To Go - The Southern Psychedelic Moment: 1981-86 (2012)

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FN517 Various - Tally Ho! Flying Nun's Greatest Bits (2011)
FN517 Various - Tally Ho! Flying Nun's Greatest Bits (2011)

FN517 Various - Tally Ho! Flying Nun's Greatest Bits (2011)

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FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)
FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)
FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)
FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)
FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)
FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)

FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)

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FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)
FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)
FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)
FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)

FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)

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FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
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FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)

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FN365 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Surrounded ‎(1996)
FN365 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Surrounded ‎(1996)
FN365 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Surrounded ‎(1996)

FN365 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Surrounded ‎(1996)

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FN340 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Come Home ‎(1996)
FN340 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Come Home ‎(1996)
FN340 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Come Home ‎(1996)
FN340 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Come Home ‎(1996)
FN340 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Come Home ‎(1996)

FN340 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Come Home ‎(1996)

$0.00
FN303 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Sunburnt (1996)
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FN303 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Sunburnt (1996)
FN303 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Sunburnt (1996)
FN303 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Sunburnt (1996)
FN303 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Sunburnt (1996)

FN303 Martin Phillipps & The Chills - Sunburnt (1996)

$0.00
FN377 Various - 15 (1995)
FN377 Various - 15 (1995)

FN377 Various - 15 (1995)

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FN306 The Chills - Heavenly Pop Hits (1994)
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FN306 The Chills - Heavenly Pop Hits (1994)

FN306 The Chills - Heavenly Pop Hits (1994)

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FN243 The Chills - Double Summer (1992)
FN243 The Chills - Double Summer (1992)
FN243 The Chills - Double Summer (1992)

FN243 The Chills - Double Summer (1992)

$0.00
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)

FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)

$36.00
FN209 Various - Getting Older 1981-1991 (1991)
FN209 Various - Getting Older 1981-1991 (1991)

FN209 Various - Getting Older 1981-1991 (1991)

$20.00
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)
FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)

FN148 The Chills - Submarine Bells (1990)

$36.00
FN677 Various - In Love With These Times (1989)
FN677 Various - In Love With These Times (1989)
FN677 Various - In Love With These Times (1989)

FN677 Various - In Love With These Times (1989)

$36.00
FN097 The Chills - Wet Blanket (1988)
FN097 The Chills - Wet Blanket (1988)
FN097 The Chills - Wet Blanket (1988)
FN097 The Chills - Wet Blanket (1988)
FN097 The Chills - Wet Blanket (1988)

FN097 The Chills - Wet Blanket (1988)

$20.00
FNUK 11T The Chills - House With A Hundred Rooms (1987)
FNUK 11T The Chills - House With A Hundred Rooms (1987)
FNUK 11T The Chills - House With A Hundred Rooms (1987)
FNUK 11T The Chills - House With A Hundred Rooms (1987)
FNUK 11T The Chills - House With A Hundred Rooms (1987)

FNUK 11T The Chills - House With A Hundred Rooms (1987)

$15.00
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