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The Chinkees - Searching For A Brighter Future FLAC album

Performer: The Chinkees
Genre: Rock / Pop music
Title: Searching For A Brighter Future
Country: Japan
Released: 2002
Style: Ska, Punk
FLAC version ZIP size: 1688 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1835 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1202 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 697

This album has an average beat per minute of 130 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 82/187 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 187BPM, ends at 135BPM (-52), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by The Chinkees.

6. Beautiful Day, Much Brighter Now. 2:07.

The Chinkees - Merry Mary, Will You Marry Me- 02:11. The Chinkees - Beautiful Day, Much Brighter Now 02:07. The Chinkees - Can You Get Me Out Of Here 02:03. The Chinkees - Bankshot 01:22.

The Chinkees were an American ska punk band fronted by Mike Park (formerly of Skankin' Pickle). According to the liner notes for the band's debut album The Chinkees Are Coming!, the music was recorded by members of the band Tuesday with vocals provided by Mike Park

The Chinkees' frontman (and Asian Man label head) Mike Park was always the most interesting songwriter in Skankin' Pickle, the Bay Area third wave ska revival band he played with in the late '80s and early '90s. Where the other writers in the band tended to lash out with vanilla hardcore or yelp their way through novelty ska-punk, Park's compositions tended to be both lyrically clearheaded and melodically tight. It's a rare and wonderful combination of traits, one which he has brought to bear with his own post-third wave ska revival band.

Members: Greg Alesandro Ikeda, Jason Thinh, Mike Park, Miya Osaki, Richard Morin, Steve Choi.

A Different Kind Of Human (Step II). 78. Stef Chura.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Noise Around 2:26
2 Market Place 2:23
3 I Scream 2:07
4 You Left Me A Message (15 Years Pt. 2) 2:09
5 Where's The Avenue? 2:44
6 Beautiful Day, Much Brighter Now 2:07
7 Merry Mary, Will You Still Marry Me? 2:10
8 Last Night I Saw You On The Morning News... 2:20
9 Another Angry Man, He Goes To War! 1:45
10 Bankshot
Written By – Tim Armstrong
11 Pardon My Mistake 2:41
12 Can You Get Me Out Of Here? 2:02
13 Controlling Animals 6:42

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Grizzly Studios
  • Distributed By – Mordam Records


  • Artwork – Todd Hyung-Rae
  • Bass, Backing Vocals, Layout – Miya Osaki
  • Drums, Organ, Engineer – Steve Choi
  • Engineer – Roger Tschann
  • Guitar – Jason Thinh
  • Guitar, Bass – Greg Alesandro Ikeda
  • Lead Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter, Producer – Mike Park
  • Organ – Robert Berry
  • Scratches, Sampler – Todd Inoue
  • Vocals – Steve Borth*


Recorded at Grizzly Studios, Santa Rosa, CA

Recorded and mixed in 36 hours over five days for a total cost of $1,440.


Track 13 contains two hidden songs following "Controlling Animals". An electronic dance piece plays from 2:15-5:45, and a short solo acoustic number by Mike Park runs from 5:54 through the end of the track.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 12851 00882 3
  • Barcode (String): 612851008823

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TV-060 The Chinkees Searching For A Brighter Future ‎(CD) TV-Freak Records TV-060 Japan 2001