Chris Reed and the Anime Raiders


Chris Reed: Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars, bass, percussion, flute, saxophone, production, songwriting

Jim Christopher: Guitars, Vocals

Jason Edwards: Bass, Pedal Bass, Vocals

Lee Emanuel: Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals

Fujii Kyousuke: Drums, percussion, samples



Okay, these are the albums:


The Long Goodbye, first released under the name Jim Christopher in 1990.

  1. Favorite Partner

  2. Razor's Edge

  3. Patience

  4. Lover On A Rainy Day

  5. Negotiation

  6. Steel Blue

  7. Run To Me

  8. Defending Luther

  9. Cross-Examination

  10. Back Pocket





Fiction, first released under the name Jim Christopher in 1997

  1. Darwin's Proof

  2. Piece of My Soul

  3. Tuesday Morning

  4. Screw Dying

  5. Re-creation (written by Kevin Donville)

  6. Man Inside The Shell

  7. Strength

  8. 30

  9. Fiction

  10. Soapbox, Briefly

  11. Same Three Chords

  12. V.I.D.E.O.




The Long Goodbye, the famed double album released in 2004 (and re-released in 2007 as a single disc - the 2-disc version is now out of print) after Chris took his own name back. The single disc version available on iTunes contains the following tracks:

  1. Baby Goes Boom

  2. Little Black Book

  3. Success Story

  4. Kauro-chan

  5. Reunion

  6. Marilyn Monroe and the April Fool

  7. Discount Ties

  8. Sunset Beach

  9. Dance of Death/SOMA

  10. The War Suite

  11. Terror of Love

  12. Night Escape

  13. Runaway/Thought/Ehime Maru no Kangae e



No Hits, released in 2006 and featuring 2 never before released tracks (one of which was re-recorded for eleven/eleven). This album is now out of print altho most tracks are available on other albums. Great cover though, right?

Favorite Partner

  1. Cross-examination

  2. Back Pocket

  3. Run To Me

  4. Piece of My Soul

  5. Tuesday Morning

  6. Screw Dying

  7. Same Three Chords

  8. Soapbox, Briefly

  9. High Flight (previously unreleased)

  10. Kauro-chan

  11. Dance of Death/SOMA

  12. The War Suite

  13. Terror of Love

  14. Dave and Nica (previously unreleased)



eleven/eleven, released on Chris' birthday in 2008!!

Chris Reed & the Anime Raiders - The Long Goodbye

  1. Throwing Three Rocks

  2. Hole in the World

  3. Jennifer

  4. MFBS

  5. Priorities

  6. Third Barstool to the Right

  7. Short Time Love

  8. Dave and Nica

  9. Cartoon

  10. Close Your Eyes

  11. Armistice Day



Other Releases:

The demo that got Chris his first record deal, which featured the following tracks:

  1. Favorite Partner

  2. Lover on a Rainy Day

  3. Run To Me (original version)


Chris had to edit 16 bars out of Run to Me for the full album release in order to satisfy Bob Dylan's lawyers.


This is the original cover art from the single version of "Favorite Partner", the big single from "My World - Welcome To It". Yeah, we said it was a picture of Jim on the bio page but you should know if you've been there already that Chris and Jim like to fool with people.






This picture is of Chris and his son Michael and was featured on a fan-club only release of the song "Fiction" from the album of the same name. Mike has since become a formidable musician in his own right, and still looks at his dad with the same skepticism.






And here is the artwork for the single release of "Kauro-chan" from "The Long Goodbye".








Missing from here is the "Jack Acid Society", The major label album Chris was working on before he walked away from his deal. Someday perhaps the lawyers will untangle everything and the album will be finished and released. It's been a long time though, so we're not holding our breath.