China White

by Windy City Gentleman

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Blood relative of America's first serial killer announces the release of his debut album China White, produced by Brian West of Nelly Furtado / K’NAAN / Papertongues fame.

Windy City Gentleman draws inspiration from the man who brought infamy to his family name, Herman Webster Mudgett, aka Dr. H. H. Holmes, the serial killer who terrorized the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.

The result is a dark and elegant universe that provides the listener with an outlet of escapism evoking the sonic imagery of Nirvana, Radiohead, and Bowie.

China White is OUT NOW on Pterodactyls After Midnight Records.

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released September 7, 2010

Liner Notes | Album Credits

1. Ethanol

Written By Windy City Gentleman & Brian West

Guitar & vox - Windy City Gentleman
Bass - Steve Fishman
Drums - Sam Miles Halterman
Synths & sounds - Brian West

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2. I Need It Too

Written By Windy City Gentleman

Acoustic, electric guitars & vox - Windy City Gentleman
Bass - Steve Fishman
Piano - John Levine
Synths, sounds & beat - Brian West

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3. China White

Written By Windy City Gentleman & Brian West

Acoustic, electric guitars, effects & vox - Windy City Gentleman
Bass - Steve Fishman
Drums - Davide Direnzo
Piano - John Levine
Synths & sounds - Brian West

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4. The Stranger

Written By Windy City Gentleman & Brian West

Guitar & vox - Windy City Gentleman
Bass - Steve Fishman
Synths, sounds & beat - Brian West

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5. Hey Mister!

Written by Windy City Gentleman

Guitar & Vox- Windy City Gentleman
Bass - Stephen Andrews\Steve Fishman
Drums - Sam Miles Halterman
Synths & sounds - Brian West
Engineer - Joseph Lobato
Mixed by - Jan Fairchild

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6. Good Old Friend

Written By Windy City Gentleman

Acoustic, electric guitars, effects & vox - Windy City Gentleman
Sounds & Engineering - Joseph Lobato

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All Lyrics Written By Windy City Gentleman

All songs produced by Brian West except "Good Old Friend" produced by Joseph Lobato & Windy City Gentleman.

All songs mixed by Brian West except "Hey Mister!" mixed by Jan Fairchild & "Good Old Friend" mixed by Joseph Lobato.


Art concept & design - Windy City Gentleman
Photography - Gabriella Kashani
Make-up - Sharon Grace
Stylist - Alison Sieke

All songs recorded at Gymnasium Studios Hollywood, CA between November 22, 2007 - May 19, 2010.

All Tracks Mastered By Brian Gardner for Bernie Grundman Mastering Los Angeles

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Track Name: Ethanol
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the things that I should have figured out
as a kid, but never did

The only way to get this anger to pass
is drown myself in another glass
Of distilled, very chilled

I'm not saying that you should have done something for me
I'm not saying that you should have done something for me
Even if you had it wouldn't have helped or changed a thing
I'm not saying that you should have done something for me

I've got my ethanol and every drinks' a curtain call
I've got my ethanol I make believe I climb the walls
I've got my ethanol I don't need a friend, don't need you all
I've got my ethanol I'll fall asleep and forget the world

Don't you worry about this doing me in
It's a battle that I can win
If I quit, or give a shit

I'm not saying that you should just take the fall for me
I'm not saying that you shouldn't blame it all on me
Even if you do it's not gonna help or change a thing
I'm not saying that you shouldn't be ashamed of me

I've got my ethanol and every drinks' a curtain call
I've got my ethanol I make believe I climb the walls
I've got my ethanol I don't need a friend, don't need you all
I've got my ethanol I'll fall asleep and forget the world

In the end I'm right back where I started
In the end I wake up broken hearted
I can't pretend i'm not feeling lethargic
Impotent, intoxicated, retarded...

I've got my ethanol and every drinks' a curtain call
I've got my ethanol I make believe I climb the walls
I've got my ethanol I don't need a friend, don't need you all
I've got my ethanol I'll fall asleep and forget the world
Track Name: I Need It Too
You take it in the morning
To quiet down the voices in your head
You disregard the warning
Never pay no-mind to what it said

I need it too
The same way that you do
I need it too

You rarely let your hair down
Afraid of doing something you'll regret
But to have another go-round
Makes it so much easier to forget

I need it too
The same way that you do
I need it too

Now you're getting into trouble
And everyone can see you at your worst
But inside your little bubble
There isn't any room left for remorse

I need it too
The same way that you do
I need it too
Just can't face the truth
I need it too
There's nothing they can do
I need it too...
Track Name: China White
In this crowded room the only face I see
Gives me just one look and possesses me
She unlocks the door and she lets me in
Gently lay her out on the porcelain

You're my little China White
Will I see you here tonight?
Is it wrong or is it right?
As we dance beneath the light
You're so delicate and white
And just one taste of you
intoxicates me every time
little China White

Little China why won't you let me sleep?
Now the sun is out and it's cursing me
As we danced all night through the empty streets
Got what I desired but it's killing me

You're my little China White
Will I see you here tonight?
Is it wrong or is it right?
As we dance beneath the light
You're so delicate and white
And just one taste of you intoxicates me
Every time little China White

I want to take you in my arms
As I pull you from the fire
When I feel you in my veins
I hear an angels choir...

You're my little China White
Will I see you here tonight?
Is it wrong or is it right?
As we dance beneath the light
You're so delicate and white
And just one taste of you
intoxicates me every time
little China White

I wanna feel her in my veins
Cause nothing else could feel this way
Track Name: The Stranger
I was walking in my sleep
In a cold and rainy dream
Down a stretch of lonely highway in the night

A car slowly crept by me
I heard a voice but couldn't see
The Strangers face who kindly offered me a ride

There's no use crying now
There's no use crying out
You never will be found
You can stop fighting now
You can stop fighting out
The Stranger has got you now

I've never seen this place before
And there were scratches on the floor
Illuminated by a single swaying light

And there was someone watching me
When will I wake up from this dream
The Stranger laughed and said "you will not wake this time"

There's no use crying now
There's no use crying out
You never will be found
You can stop fighting now
You can stop fighting out
The Stranger has got you now

Didn't your mother ever tell you
That you should never talk to strangers?
I bet you wish that you had listened up
I bet you wish that you had listened up
I bet you wish that you had listened up
I bet you wish that you had listened

There's no use crying now
There's no use crying out
You never will be found
You can stop fighting now
You can stop fighting out
The Stranger has got you now
Track Name: Hey Mister!
We're the kids in your school
Who get trashed and we break all the rules
They try to drag us to the office
but what can they do?

We puff, puff, puff suck
Our cigarettes until we've gotten enough
The teachers are pulling out their hair
'Cause there's nothing they can do
We're a problematic youth

Hey mister!
We ain't going nowhere
Hey mister!
We ain't going nowhere
Nowhere, nowhere, nowhere

The tall boys hit the streets
Cause such a ruckus it awakens the trees and
The dogs are barking but it's our block
What can they do?

We're quick to lick them in a fight
A little blood can make a lot of things right
We smell the pigs around the corner
We see the red and blue
This fight isn't for you, we say...

Hey mister!
We ain't going nowhere
Hey mister!
We ain't going nowhere
Nowhere, nowhere, nowhere

To hell with teachers
To hell with rules
To hell with parents
To hell with you
Track Name: Good Old Friend
In the morning
Around the bend
Memories around my head
Boy did we have fun
My good old friend

Weeping willows
And skipping stones
Oh how we've grown
Boy did we have fun
My good old friend

Even at the hour
It's so hard to see
When we close our eyes
We're what we want to be

In the morning
Around the bend
Memories around my head
Boy did we have fun
My good old friend

Weeping willows
And skipping stones
Oh how we've grown
Boy did we have fun
My good old friend

Wake up and it's gone
In the blink of an eye
They all carried on
But me, I only cry

In the morning
Around the bend
Memories around my head
Boy did we have fun
My good old friend

Weeping willows
And skipping stones
Oh how we've grown
Boy did we have fun
My good old friend

Boy did we have fun
My good old friend