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Parade - The Best Of​.​.​.

by My Friend The Chocolate Cake

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The Romp 04:24
The Gossip 04:18


Released in 2004, My Friend The Chocolate Cake's first 'Best Of' collection, Parade, features songs from the band's pre-2004 catalog, and includes three new songs recorded for this collection - Let’s Go Walk This Town, Television Theme #47, and The Black Dog Follows.


released January 1, 2004

New songs: Let’s Go Walk This Town, Television Theme #47, The Black Dog Follows
Mixed by Simon Polinski, and recorded and edited by Darren Stefan at the Enormodome. Additional recording by Adam Hutterer Jan - Feb 2004. Thanks to Paul Kosky and Adam Hutterer

The Cake are:
Dean Addison: double bass
David Bridie: piano, harmonium, vocals
Andrew Carswell: mandolin, tin whistle and harmonica
Hope Csutoros: violin
Helen Montfort: cello and backing vocals
Greg Patten: drums, tubs and rock ukelele, backing vocals
Andrew Richardson: guitar

Russel Bradley: snare drum, shakers on MFTCC
David Abuiso: double bass, electric bass and accordion on Good Luck
Michael "Skimpy Egg" Barker: drums and percussion on Brood

Special guests:
Bill McDonald: bass guitar on I've Got a Plan
Rowan McKinnon: acoustic guitar on A Midlife's Tale and Nanny's Farewell
Rebecca Barnard: vocals on Lighthouse Keeper

Lyrics by David Bridie
Lyrics published by Mushroom Music Publishing. Reprinted with permission.

Except A Song from Under the Floorboards (Adamson/Devoto/Doyle/Formular/McGeogh/EMI/VirginMusic)

All tracks published by Mushroom Music, except 14 published by EMI/Virgin Music

Produced by David Bride and Helen Mountfort

Balloon Boy photograph by Jaime Murcia, howlin.com.au
Album art and design Russel Bradley, colorbox.com.au

Thanks to: Michael, Jackson, Alice, Lynne, Winnie, Stella, Anne, Emily, Phoebe, Caroline, Kaz, Leroy, Jo, Darren, Roxie, Sheena Easton... and all our friends and loyal cake fans... you know who you are.
All our sound people especially Stu. Thanks also to Bernard, Chris and Becki at Mayday (what a grand day)


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My Friend The Chocolate Cake Melbourne, Australia

Their name alone should have ensured a quiet life. No one dreamed of ARIA awards, two years of sold-out Edinburgh Festival dates or the kind of ageless and eternally devoted audience. Somewhere within the unlikely union of kitchen sink piano tales, vivid chamber orchestration and hell-raising instrumental shenanigans, the Melbourne band has carved out a 20 year, seven album history. ... more

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