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A Guided Tour of Chicago

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Released  October 26, 1999
Length  26:07
Artist  The Lawrence Arms
Label  Asian Man Records
Recorded  Spring 1999
A Guided Tour of Chicago (1999)  Ghost Stories (2000)
Release date  26 October 1999
Genre  Punk rock
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Similar  The Lawrence Arms albums, Punk rock albums

The lawrence arms a guided tour of chicago full album

A Guided Tour of Chicago is a punk rock album by the Chicago, Illinois band The Lawrence Arms, released in 1999 by Asian Man Records. It was the band's first album.


At this early point in their career, several of the band's songs resembled those of their previous band The Broadways, being political in nature (such as "Kevin Costner's Casino"), something which they later almost completely phased out in favor of personal/introspective lyrics. Singer/bassist Brendan Kelly sings almost all of the lead vocals on this album, whereas on later works he and singer/guitarist Chris McCaughan moved towards singing lead on roughly equal numbers of songs; and on Oh! Calcutta! tended to share vocal duties within songs, by singing together and/or alternating lines.

The lawrence arms a guided tour of chicago

Track listing

  1. "Intro" – 0:04
  2. "An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstance" – 2:57
  3. "Kevin Costner's Casino" – 1:45
  4. "A Guided Tour of Chicago" – 2:43
  5. "Take One Down and Pass it Around" – 1:46
  6. "Someday We're All Gonna Weigh 400 lbs." – 1:59
  7. "The Northside, the L&L, and Any Number of Crappy Apartments" – 3:12
  8. "Smokestacks" – 2:14
  9. "Detention" – 2:09
  10. "Uptown Free Radio" – 1:44
  11. "Eighteen Inches" – 5:59


  • Chris McCaughan – guitar, vocals
  • Brendan Kelly – bass, vocals
  • Neil Hennessy – drums
  • Album information

  • Record label: Asian Man Records
  • Recorded spring of 1999 by Mike Giampa and Andy (83)
  • Photographs by Heather Hogan, Rachel Burns, Grant Quick, Brendan Kelly and Neil Hennessy
  • Logo by Chris Bach
  • Drawing by Marc Z
  • Songs

    2An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstance2:58
    3Kevin Costner’s Casino1:46


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