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Tom X. Chao's Online Music

Tom X. Chao's Online Music

Music by Tom X. Chao available for preview and purchase. Tom X. Chao is a playwright and performer in the downtown Manhattan theater scene.

The Only Record Cover
  • The Only Record
  • Alternative, Rock
  • Tom X. Chao
  • 10/23/2008
  • The Only Record
Liner Notes: All songs written by Tom X. Chao except as noted. (p) & (c) 2006 Tom X. Chao, ASCAP Engineered and mixed by Noah Simon. Recorded at Jarvis Studio, New York City. Mixed at The Space Bar and Studio 505. Except: Basic tracks of "Now"; lead vocals of "Now" & "The People We Know" engineered by Dave Snyder. Harp on "Closing Theme" engineered by James McLean, recorded remotely at Jane's house, Norwalk, CT. Lead vocal of "Debster-mania" and all MIDI tracks engineered by TXC. Mastered by Dave McNair at Unity Mastering NYC. Tom thanks the musicians and vocalists for their contributions, and Paul Schneider and Dave McNair. Special thanks to Sharkman for flying in from the coast, violin in hand. Extra-special thanks to Dave, Andrew, and Noah, without whom this disc would be blank. Design concept: TXC Inner tray photograph: David "Sharkman" Shelton Screaming face logo: Jeff Wong tomxchao.com 1. The People We Know Lead vocals, keyboard sequencing: Tom X. Chao Drums (also on 2 & 3): Dave Snyder Electric bass, electric guitar (also on 2 & 3): Andrew Van Dusen Whistling, bass drum: TXC Percussion: Dave Snyder, Noah Simon, TXC Shouting: Bill Millard, Jeff Wiens, Peter Blomquist, Andrew Van Dusen, TXC Chorus on 1 & 4: Eileen Clark (4 only), Beth Duchardt, Emily Rabon Hall, Dani Kehoe, Leslie Kendall, Bill Millard, Mark Palermo, David "Sharkman" Shelton, Vivien Weiss 2. Now (Atmospheric Conditions) Music by Tom X. Chao and David "Sharkman" Shelton; lyrics by Tom X. Chao Acoustic guitar: Noah Simon Violin: David "Sharkman" Shelton Backing vocals: Wilson Hall, David "Sharkman" Shelton, Bill Millard, Jeff Wiens, and the ladies of the chorus 3. Debster-mania Percussion: Noah Simon, Dave Snyder, TXC Outro vocal: Vivien Weiss Backing vocals: Eileen Clark, Bill Millard, Mark Palermo, David "Sharkman" Shelton, TXC 4. Closing Theme Lead vocals (in order of appearance): Vivien Weiss, Mark Palermo, Dani Kehoe, Bill Millard, Emily Rabon Hall, Wilson Hall, Eileen Clark, Jeff Wiens, Beth Duchardt, Walter Kühr Ending vocal: TXC Harp: Jane Minnis Accordion: Walter Kühr Flute: Vivien Weiss Cello: Rob Paravonian Percussion: Noah Simon, TXC TXC001 All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
  1. The People We Know
  2. Now (Atmospheric Conditions)...
  3. Debster-mania
  4. Closing Theme
Woman, I'm an Asshole Cover
  • Woman, I'm an Asshole
  • Alternative, Rock
  • Tom X. Chao
  • 04/24/2010
  • Woman, I'm an Asshole
Liner Notes: Taken from "Callous Cad," a stage play by Tom X. Chao. Music and lyrics by Tom X. Chao. All sampled instruments sequenced by Tom X. Chao. Some acoustic percussion instruments played by Noah Simon. Mixed by Noah Simon at The Space Bar and Studio 505. Mastered by Charles de Montebello at CDM Studios. Artwork designed by Karl Tate. Photo by Peter P. Chao. © and ℗ 2010 Tom X. Chao, ASCAP.
  1. Woman, I'm an Asshole
  2. Woman, I'm an ***hole
I Wish I Were Pretty Cover
  • I Wish I Were Pretty
  • Alternative, Singer/Songwriter
  • Tom X. Chao
  • 06/07/2012
  • I Wish I Were Pretty
Liner Notes: "I Wish I Were Pretty." Music and lyrics by Tom X. Chao. Vocal: Tom X. Chao. Violin: Philip Payton. Violin: Ben Russell. Viola: Karen Waltuch. Cello: Noah Hoffeld. String quartet recording: Noah Simon. Vocal recording and mixing: Louie Fleck. Mastering: Charles de Montebello/CDM Sound Studios. Scoring assistance: Alex Eddington. Recorded and mixed in New York City, 2011-2012. Special thanks to David "Sharkman" Shelton, Jane Minnis, Christian Fredrickson, & Rob Paravonian.
  1. I Wish I Were Pretty