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More Different reviews arriving:

chinawhite - differentStrangely enough the album keeps picking up new reviews. But when they are good, you will not hear us complain! Follow the links to read them:

First one is from Sea Of Tranquility, where writer Steven Reid hands it a 3.5/5 saying “Hopefully Different finds Chinawhite fighting fit and reinvigorated, because having to wait nine years between albums isn’t ideal. That said, it has been worth the wait”

Next up is Rock Hard (SK). Writer Erik Nadudvari shows his appreciation for the album with a 4/5 star review, saying “we have a vibrant new album with pounding guitars and dense bass, plus even more guitars and keyboards to enhance the mood of the entire collection”

Thank you Steven and Erik!

More Different Reviews

chinawhite - differentUK site Zeitgeist – the Rocker, had this to say about our album:

CHINAWHITE
Different
Rock Company

Another release from the men who never sleep. Yes, Peter Cox (not that one) and Phil Vincent have made another record to go with all their CranstoN / Forest Field endeavours.

Chinawhite, though, is all about the songs of Peter Cox. With all the vocals taken care of by Vincent and the drums coming from Praying Mantis man Hans in´t Zandt they’ve certainly put together a quality product. It’s mainly eighties styled melodic hard rock but they’ve also thrown in a few prog elements as well. It would be no surprise to find some mid-period Asia albums in the collection of Mr Cox.

They kick things off with one of the album highlights – ‘Kiss Of Fire’ – which is as hard rock as they get. The prog starts to arrive with ‘Hello To The World’ and from then on they mix and match as they please. When it works, it’s really enjoyable, although a couple of songs just miss. And just to reinforce the prog credentials the album closes with an eight minute instrumental. Hey! It’s my album and I’ll do what I like. A good one.

Thank you mr. H.!

And Dutch Magazine Aardschok wrote about it too. Some mistakes from the writer, but a 7/10 coming from them is not half bad 🙂

New Promo Video!

In order to get the word out to more people, Rock Company have added the track Money to their YouTube playlist. Here it is:

This Is Rock review

this is rock 170 - chinawhite this is rock 170Spanish magazine This Is Rock wrote about our album Different in their 170 edition. Our dear friend Rod Marenna provided an English translation:
In one way or another Chinawhite have been spinning since the late 80s and now decide to return with a proposal similar to that of the British Ten, varied and powerful hard rock executed with technique and flavour of NWOBHM as already predicted the initial “Kiss Of Fire “with some frenetic guitars,” Were I Stand “combines a raw main riff with crystal clear and catchy vocal harmonies. “Hello To The World” remembers Boston trying a single hit. “Money” is raw and “Eat It Raw” goes into progressive terrain, moving to solid hard rock with “It Means Nothing”. Despite being a good record, the cocktail mix don’t quite match well.

Well I do not mind being compared to Ten at all 😉

Rock United on Different

rock unitedSwedish site Rock United, in the person of writer Urban, have posted an extensive and very positive view on our Different album. Great to see people getting it!
Besides the review, Urban also conducted an interview with Peter!

Read the review to find out why he calls it aggressive melodic symphonic 80s rock on steroids 🙂

To read what Peter had to say about the 15 questions, go here.

Where I Stand

I’m a simple man

with a simple plan

I eat and sleep

work hard to make ends meet

but someone better tell me

what the hell’s going on

has the world gone crazy

is sanity all gone

 

born to die

never need to fight

it’s just not part of the plan

from where I stand

life is just a lie

we’d hate another try

we’ve done everything we can

from where I stand

 

no one knows the truth

there’s got to be a way

a different kind of view

who knows what to say

it doesn’t really matter

we’re all flesh and blood

free from any colour

all in the name of God

 

born to die

never need to fight

it’s just not part of the plan

from where I stand

life is just a lie

we’d hate another try

we’ve done everything we can

from where I stand

 

madness on the brink

money controls what we see

and tells us what to think

it gives us power and greed

pain starts to rule the world

we sacrifice our future

we better start to change our ways

before it’s too late

 

solo

 

born to die

never need to fight

it’s just not part of the plan

from where I stand

life is just a lie

we’d hate another try

we’ve done everything we can

from where I stand

Hello To The World

when I see those little hands

reaching out for me

where ever I may be

I start to understand

that this may be the plan

I only want to see your smile

every time you see my face

 

you’re so welcome in my life

say hello to the world

you give meaning to my life

say hello to the world

 

and I know when you grow older

you might make a mistake or two

all these things in life my friend

are what we all go through

some days you’re so afraid

’cause nothing seems to go your way

some days will be filled with laughter

to wipe all the tears away

 

you’re so welcome in my life

say hello to the world

you give meaning to my life

say hello to the world

 

there will come a time

when you will have to leave

you need to be on your own

do what is meant to be

but this will always be home

no matter where you are

we are bonded by blood my child

forevermore

 

you’re so welcome in my life

say hello to the world

you give meaning to my life

say hello to the world

you’re so welcome in my life

say hello to the world

you give meaning to my life

say hello to the world

Money

freaked out on the inside

in the lap of luxury

high on dope low on hope

don’t wanna be another casualty

are we really God’s children

or is the devil just breaking our will

if we are made to get to heaven

how long are we supposed to live in this hell

 

tell me who takes the money

tell me who makes the money here

tell me who takes the money

tell me who makes the money here

 

sparks of the tempest burning the night

end of days the apocalypse near

but there are people ready to fight

no time for justice and no time for fear

what goes around comes around

no matter what you ever try to do

they mess up your mind you run out of time

keep you in the dark why are we all so blind

 

tell me who takes the money

tell me who makes the money here

tell me who takes the money

tell me who makes the money here

 

only a fool

makes the same mistakes twice

only a fool

lives by his own device

only a fool

makes the same mistake twice

only a fool

dies by his own device

 

SOLO

 

tell me who takes the money

tell me who makes the money here

tell me who takes the money

tell me who makes the money here

Eat It Raw

we are the homo sapiens

the man erect

conscious of our being

better than the rest

yet we have this flaw

we just can’t ignore

we love to spoil the future

and eat it raw

 

we’ll never get to heaven

so called sons of Judah

we sell our souls to Satan

sacrifice for Buddha

 

we are the ruling race

the one true king

so busy with our minds

we forgot to do one thing

what will we teach our children,

a new natural law?

what about the future boy

we eat it raw

 

we’ll never get to heaven

so called sons of Judah

we sell our souls to Satan

sacrifice for Buddha

 

well it seems we’ve got nothing to lose

nothing in sight that we can’t use

recycle, repent, but don’t refuse

time’s running out you’ve got to choose

eat it raw

that’s what you’ve got to do

eat it raw

that’s what you got to do

 

we’ll never get to heaven

so called sons of Judah

we sell our souls to Satan

sacrifice for Buddha

 

eat it raw

bringing up bodies

Wings Of The Wind

I fly on the wings of the wind

watch the world as it passes by

searching for the end of the rainbow

see the light of the new day rise

 

it ain’t hard to imagine

travelling different places

eternal snow high on a mountain

reflecting the deep blue sea

running through the jungle of Amazon

the colours of darkest Africa

the heat burns in the desert

or falling into the rocky canyon

 

I fly on the wings of the wind

watch the world as it passes by

searching for the end of the rainbow

see the light of the new day rise

 

it ain’t hard to see

where man made history

through the nights of Scheherazade

and the pyramids of Giza

hanging gardens of Babylon

the wooden horse of Troy

the knights of the table round

speeding faster than sound

 

if you put your mind to it

there’s no reason you can’t do it

there’s no place you can’t be

nothing you can’t see

imagine the wonders of the world

living in peace and harmony

just put your mind to it and see

there’s nothing that you can’t be

nothing that you can’t be

 

I fly on the wings of the wind

watch the world as it passes by

searching for the end of the rainbow

see the light of the new day rise

I fly on the wings of the wind

watch the world as it passes by

searching for the end of the rainbow

see the light of the new day rise