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No More Nice Girls (China Version)

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No More Nice Girls (China Version)

Technical Information

Product Title: No More Nice Girls (China Version) No More Nice Girls (中國版) No More Nice Girls (中国版) No More Nice Girls (中国版) No More Nice Girls (China Version)
Singer Name(s): Hang On The Box 挂在盒子上 挂在盒子上 挂在盒子上 (Hang On The Box) Hang On The Box
Release Date: 2007-09-21
Language: Mandarin
Country of Origin: China
Disc Format(s): CD
Package Weight: 150 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
Publisher: Zhong Guo Yin Le Jia Yin Xiang Chu Ban She
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1005053040

Product Information / Track List

01. No more nice girl
02. Ourseloves beside me
03. You hate me, But i love you
04. Rock star
05. Sad and low
06. Roller coaster
07. ShangHai
08. Cherry tree
09. Trio
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Customer Review of "No More Nice Girls (China Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (1)

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March 13, 2008

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G.I.R.L.S.C.O.O.L. Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
The fact that this trio are a Chinese punk type girl outfit here, makes this an interesting CD in itself. They have quite a decently stripped down indie sound, featuring guitars, bass and drum rhythms with a good set of self written songs. The girl's music isn't a fast set of high octane punk rock, though, and are somewhat more folk/goth-rock with a thematically more slow beat sound, along with a kooky, self effacing but mostly fun set of lightly rebellious foot stamping songs. Its certainly not all deep social commentary, but more self reflective in a gritty sort of way about modern girls in China.

As mentioned this isn't loud and fast punk rock. I don't suppose theres that sort of frustrated angst here, but 'punk' isn't just about making a loud noise anyway, but simple statements of none conforming change. In this case, it could be just as simple as wearing a day glow pink and purple dress at a wedding instead of white, or even rebelling against punk and wearing a nice suit. Thinking 'out of the box' in this case. With "Hang on the Box " here, though, and what I like about modern girl punk bands generally, is their more fun approach at the genre using humor as well as raucous energy, and not having to rely on heavy politic or subject hating material to have a good time enjoying being in that sort of band. And enjoying being in a band is what its all about, and can make better music. Anyway, the three girls on this album dish out 9 songs with such statements kept to a minimum, and more logical to their local 21st century locale, and it ain't all bad. The most befitting moment on the CD is the track "Shanghai",which most definitely is the eclipse of the output here, and actually works as quite a good punk track considering, and almost brilliant. More tracks like that and these gals would have a really good album going there. All the songs on this album are also sung entirely in English. The funny bits with "HOTB" are their mouth spluttering pyrotechnics, or near to sound raspberry blowing amongst the songs.

The reason I'm giving this a decent score is certainly because of the track "Shanghai" and for its audacity and ironic humor, and you can feel that this is worth the price of the album alone. Track listing is also a bit radical and anti conformist, as the song order on the CD doesn't actually conform to the printed list on the back of the jewel case. The tracks are actually backwards apart from the opener "No More Nice Girls", where the following tracks commence with track 9 to track 2......so that what you get is track 2 on the CD is actually track 9, track 3 is track 8 etc (well, it is on my pressing, anyway). But that's great, and a bit of fun, which I additionally enjoyed here, along with all the tracks. Just a couple didn't do much for me though. I'd recommend HOTB stepping up the balance with the tempo than keeping to a more slower beat folk element. They need more energy. For me they sound like The Raincoats, who were a UK girl indie band from yonks ago with their punk/folk thing, than say an X Ray Specs (also from times past) fast female punk sound. But a blend of those two and they could be really good.

Anyway, this is different to what you normally see here in the top 100 chart. So, give it a go, you might love it or you might hate it, but it could be different and maybe inspiring.
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