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Mark Chadbourne
Mark Chadbourne
1 Number 1
27 Top 10
147 Tracks
Mark Chadbourne Alt Indie: uniquely fresh alternative
Mark Chadbourne 'Please'
Band/artist history
Chadbourne started writing songs at the early age of 9 years old. At age 13, he had his first published song with "Everywhen". Performing as "Mark Mars", Chadbourne was frontman of bands "Godspeed", and then later with "The Kerouacs","Tent Sleeps 4" and "Bla". Chadbourne holds two degrees in music. Along with his work as a recording and performance artist, Chadbourne has scored for TV, films, commercials and won several awards for his compositions. Works have been featured on cable and national tv networks. Chadbourne's video art piece "You Too Can Win Over Depression and Have a Happy Marriage" was showcased on PBS's "Live Off Center". Chadbourne has been awarded twice in "Who's Who Among American Composers and Musicians". He was commissioned by the Cleveland Orchestra in 1988 and his fixed harpsichord sonata "Area Sets" was lauded as a break through compostion by critics around the country. In additon, Chadbourne wrote the weekly column "Artspeak", and his paintings and soundscapes installation pieces have been displayed in galleries and spaces and featured at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Trivia: Eugene Chadbourne of Shockabilly is a distant cousin. The two met by accident in 1986 playing the same venue and discovered that they were related. To date, Chadbourne has had 20 songs reach the #1 spot on Soundclick. The albums "Broken Meats", "Tinglegroove" and "Love Me, Love My Latest Crisis" have been ranked as the hottest selling Alternative albums. Chadbourne's tracks have been downloaded in over 100 seperate nations around the world since 2006. For more information, please visit Mark Chadbourne Music @ http://markchadbourne.hyperboards.com and join Mark Chadbourne Fans on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mark-Chadbourne/5877163425 Discography Albums Tent Sleeps 4 (Massai Records) Year Title 1984 "Tent Sleeps 4" 1985 "Dangerous Animals" 1986 "Pebbles and Stuff" Bla (Snas Records) Year Title 1989 "Love Me, Love My Crisis" 2004 "Love Me, Love My Crisis (Remastered with bonus tracks)" Mark Chadbourne (Artdog Records) Year Title 1987 "Reasons To Be Cheerful" 1988 "Area Sets" 1998 "Dissuaded" 2006 "Broken Meats" 2008 "Tinglegroove" 2009 "Love Me, Love My Latest Crisis" 2009 "googleInvert" 2010 "The Same Old Idiocies" 2010 "Hymn 39" 2010 "It Pains Our Hearts to Tell You" Singles Mark Chadbourne (Artdog Records) Year Title 2005 "At Loggerheads" 2006 "Love Has Sinned Against Me" 2006 "Trash It!" 2006 "Graveyard" 2006 "Cross My Heart And Hope To" 2006 "Widow Walk" 2007 "Brutalities" 2007 "It Only Hurts When You Laugh" 2008 "ctrl.alt.del." 2008 "Wretched" 2008 "Lonely Blue/Lonely Blue (And I Feel Sorry For You)" 2009 "Hateful Poses/Half Supposes" 2009 "Sunday Afternoonishly" 2009 "Good Light" 2010 "Tinglegroove" 2010 "Love Me Love My Latest Crisis" 2010 "Nothing Changes" 2010 "Leaning" 2010 "It Pains Our Hearts To Tell You" c/w "It Pains Our Hearts To Tell You Again" 2010 "Okay, So I Said I Love You, Now Go Away" 2011 "My Story" 2011 "Torching the Primrose Path"
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Based out of Cleveland Ohio, Chadbourne's performances as both solo and with bands have been documented on film and over radio. Chadbourne headlines in venues and well as art galleries and spaces and also openend for major recording acts and many acts that have opened for Chadbourne have gone on to their own successes.
Your musical influences
Roots pop and rock, alternative, bubblegum, jazz, rockabilly, progressive rock, rockabilly, punk, post punk, shoegaze, ambients, art-punk, high-life, blues, soul, gospel, jazz, country, trance, chant, sacred musics, world music.
What equipment do you use?
What ever currently is at hand. The music presents itself to my ear, and I try to find the best means to express it as I hear it. Sometimes I have to be inventive by re-appropriating sounds I discover; you never know what will produce the tone and timbre that the Music requires.
Anything else?
Biography and discography written by Mark Chadbourne and Keith Davideit ?2002 & 2006 for Artdog Music and re-distributed by Soundclick.com with kind permission. All Rights Reserved by Mark Chadbourne/Artdog Music.
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