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Box Of Chocolates


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Brooklyn, New York, United States (1990 – 1990)

Box of Chocolates was an indie band formed in Brooklyn, New York, United States in 1990.

This is not a CD. It is a story—but not the usual story of a hardworking band. It is a story of friendships, some old, some new, some to last a lifetime, some just a brief time.
Someone wrote of Fearful Symmetry, “it arguably ushered in the lo-fi movement, and Palace fans will dig it.” This is looking through the wrong lens. First off, Box of Chocolates was not a Palace release—it was quite different. Secondly, Box of Chocolates was not about changing the course of Rock n’ Roll, nor music history.

Rock n’ Roll is such a bankrupt term—like most pompous and outspoken histories, it is rife with perversion. And who wants to be a part of that. This CD is a story that you can take to bed with you like a teddy bear, or a dear friend. It will whisper in your ear comforting thoughts, as you take shelter from the night. It is not one that will plant visions of electric guitars and fame and sex in your head, and make you wonder whether someday you will take your rightful place in the succession of pop dramatists. It is a story from left field about a group of people who found themselves together and toward the end of the arrangement decided to record the experience in the form of songs that they had written whilst at 140 Plymouth.

The arrangement started when Brut and Arnie needed a place to live after their old warehouse space in Red Hook burned to the ground, the victim of a resident welder’s drunken antics.

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