Title: Jin Ei Ah Gey Ei !? ("Is it for real?")
Label: Click Music Co. Ltd.
The Chairman has been proud of promoting
"taike" or "Taiwanese Style" in
its work. Without an exception, the band's new album
takes this to the highest level ever. The cover and
photos printed on the inside display authentic "taike"
thoroughly with a good sense of humor and creativity.
Some of the songs are inspired by old, classic Taiwanese
songs, such as the narrative in the revised "The
Revenge of a Man" by Wen-Xia, and "Cute Car"
from "Cute Horse", which is specifically designed
for ballroom dancing. Besides presenting the band's
views of society in a goofy way, the album also includes
heart-warming pieces. Although Taiwan's musical environment
has been greatly influenced by Western culture, it is
really heartening to see The Chairman's dedication to
promoting local Taiwanese culture. I do hope that Taiwan's
older melodies will live on with their efforts.