It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora Plus subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora Plus trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora Plus trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora Plus.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Chris D.

One of the more distinctive and challenging figures on the early Los Angeles punk scene, Chris D. -- real name Chris Desjardins -- was an aspiring filmmaker and underground poet who was supporting himself as an English teacher when he met John Doe and Exene Cervenka at a poetry workshop in Venice, California in 1976. Doe and Cervenka, who would form the band X, were familiar with the nascent Los Angeles punk underground, and though them Chris discovered an outlet for his acerbic verse and corrosive vocal style, which he first honed in high school as a member of a fledgling garage band. In 1977, Desjardins began writing for the pioneering L.A. punk fanzine Slash, and assembled the first version of his best-known band, The Flesh Eaters, which melded sharp, disjointed music with Desjardins's neo-gothic apocalyptic verbal assault. The Flesheaters released their first album, No Questions Asked, in 1980 on Desjardins's Upsetter label, which had previously issued the seminal L.A. punk compilation Tooth and Nail. The group's second album, 1981's A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die, made a much bigger splash, thanks to the participation of a short-lived Flesheaters line-up featuring John Doe and D.J. Bonebrake of X, Dave Alvin and Bill Bateman of The Blasters, and Steve Berlin, who would later join Los Lobos. The album was released by Ruby Records, an offshoot of the Slash label where Desjardins was given free reign to produce bands he liked; among the bands he albums he produced for the label were The Gun Club's Fire of Love, The Dream Syndicate's The Days of Wine and Roses, and Green on Red's Gravity Talks. (Desjardins also helped mix The Misfits' first full-length album, Walk Among Us, which was issued by Ruby). While The Flesheaters remained a presence on the L.A. punk scene, the band was unable to maintain a steady lineup, and after 1983's A Hard Road To Follow, Desjardins split up the group. In 1984, Desjardins began work on a semi-acoustic set of country-influenced songs; the album, Time Stands Still, was recorded with a revolving group of musicians credited as Divine Horseman. While be began pursuing a somewhat more aggressive style, Desjardins continued using the Divine Horseman name for his recorded output until 1989, when he released the album I Pass For Human with his new band, Stone By Stone. The style of I Pass For Human recalled the brittle, confrontational spirit of The Flesheaters' music - so much so that for the group's next project, 1991's Dragstrip Riot, Desjardins opted to pull the name The Flesheaters out of mothballs and apply it to the band. While the group's profile dropped considerably outside of Los Angeles during the 1990's, Desjardins and his various Flesheaters lineups continued to record and gig regularly, with SST Records releasing three albums by the band during the decade, while Desjardins revived the Upsetter label for 1999's Ashes of Time. A Chris D. solo set (his first as such), Love Cannot Die, was issued by Sympathy For The Record Industry in 1995. When not occupied with his musical career, Desjardins writes screenplays, acts in independent motion pictures, writes for several film publications (his specialty is Japanese crime films), and is a programmer for the Los Angeles repertory cinema The American Cinemateque. ~ Mark Deming
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: New Rose Story

Disc 1

1. Simple Love

2. Strange Movie

5. Sex Beat

7. Angel Face

8. In Cold Blood

11. Nazi Punks F**k Off

13. This Party Sucks

14. Wayne Wayne (Go Away)

16. Don't Give It Up Now

19. Follow Her Down

Disc 2

2. The River Of Desire

3. Let's Get Funky

5. Beer Party

7. No Sex

8. You Don't Love Me Yet

9. Me And My Uncle

10. S**t For Brains

11. Valley Of Rain

12. Anything Anything

13. Lively Up !

14. Can Your P**sy Do The Dog?

15. Abilene

16. Zenith

18. Counterfeit

19. Taking The Silence

20. Thriftshoppin

Disc 3

1. Just Let Her Go

2. Tapes

3. Jungle Fever

4. Rules Of The Road

7. Through The Night

8. Melrose Avenue

9. Windham Hill

10. Calling All Beasts

11. I'll Never Sing That Song Again

12. Wall Of Death

13. Keep On Running

14. Tightropewalker

16. Cool On My Skin

17. Treat A Dog

18. Heartbeat

19. It's A Sick Sick World

20. Ready To Burn

21. Relaxation

22. Memorial Windows

23. I Don't Know Why

Disc 4

1. A Crack In Time

2. Baby Jane

3. Shed My Skin

5. The Girl On Death Row

7. Cindy Tells Me

8. You Try

9. Rescue Me (S.O.S.)

10. Too Shy

11. Drunk

13. Blue Stockings

14. Five String Serenade

15. Rock Me

16. But You Were Beautiful

17. Sunset Hotel

18. Wishing

19. Maybe We'll Just Disappear

Comments

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[110, 64, 68, 96, 117, 86, 102, 113, 66, 126, 85, 88, 96, 89, 79, 109, 104, 108, 120, 114, 86, 68, 119, 108, 84, 124, 115, 110, 96, 110, 70, 88, 92, 72, 103, 66, 102, 118, 74, 64, 96, 103, 115, 111, 107, 108, 109, 69, 110, 82, 127, 77, 67, 103, 80, 109, 66, 115, 76, 69, 65, 119, 72, 117, 81, 91, 89, 87, 69, 100, 81, 74, 100, 114, 78, 100, 84, 69, 92, 107, 77, 100, 90, 112, 88, 71, 103, 118, 91, 108, 75, 125, 111, 114, 78, 94, 64, 74, 88, 114, 72, 79, 105, 93, 79, 88, 64, 97, 122, 81, 67, 112, 121, 106, 69, 127, 107, 73, 127, 81, 65, 109, 101, 71, 126, 76, 91, 113, 103, 122, 75, 127, 107, 79, 127, 69, 65, 73, 67, 84, 67, 113, 66, 124, 73, 114, 126, 115, 81, 96, 118, 82, 64, 85, 83, 126, 83, 66, 120, 93, 68, 72, 121, 83, 97, 75, 75, 81, 104, 123, 106, 121, 101, 121, 94, 103, 99, 81, 90, 97, 75, 72, 76, 115, 95, 111, 72, 113, 81, 101, 112, 74, 81, 100, 101, 123, 103, 86, 118, 123, 94, 74, 120, 102, 108, 73, 66, 120, 109, 101, 81, 81, 92, 88, 86, 81, 119, 88, 64, 121, 94, 120, 105, 122, 98, 75, 114, 84, 76, 115, 68, 73, 82, 112, 88, 117, 99, 120, 87, 112, 69, 78, 97, 106, 116, 123, 121, 111, 85, 93, 86, 122, 96, 69, 109, 123, 77, 66, 111, 97, 87, 87, 78, 69, 97, 76, 109, 107, 127, 92, 100, 105, 125, 106, 106, 120, 113, 67, 86, 114, 112, 105, 116, 121, 121, 81, 67, 69, 115, 96, 100, 121, 98, 73, 126, 113, 121, 66, 80, 124, 107, 109, 77, 127, 89, 67, 92, 69, 127, 99, 123, 86, 102, 108, 66, 91, 73, 125, 70, 114, 78, 100, 83, 103, 80, 71, 99, 88, 111, 110, 91, 81, 87, 115, 94, 91, 90, 72, 100, 71, 78, 125, 69, 91, 73, 82, 121, 116, 114, 77, 65, 101, 106, 89, 115, 96, 124, 70, 70, 81, 88, 109, 102, 105, 97, 98, 111, 127, 69, 114, 108, 111, 93, 101, 70, 117, 121, 113, 110, 70, 87, 87, 73, 66, 92, 69, 89, 114, 126, 118, 82, 106, 94, 112, 79, 121, 74, 117, 80, 117, 122, 115, 80, 121, 107, 109, 97, 102, 77, 72, 70, 73, 99, 89, 100, 90, 98, 100, 106, 73, 115, 101, 124, 126, 80, 119, 119, 109, 67, 124, 92, 123, 64, 87, 110, 111, 113, 100, 101, 105, 69, 120, 92, 107, 74, 66, 107, 106, 75, 109, 110, 104, 83, 99, 71, 112, 115, 73, 73, 98, 64, 102, 72, 95, 111, 108, 110, 97, 67, 102, 93, 124, 75, 76, 87, 79, 89, 76, 114, 73, 124, 109, 111, 123, 69, 68, 65, 91, 77, 86, 115, 68, 109, 124, 89, 76, 65, 85, 91, 85, 65, 92, 102, 66, 72, 116, 110, 78, 113, 93, 114, 108]