On 11 June 2009 Knox was admitted to Auckland hospital affected by a stroke. The album Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox was launched in New Zealand on 16 November 2009. It choices 33 artists performing Knox’s songs. The album is a strategy for Knox’s followers to contribute to the costs of his rehabilitation. All artists contributed their time and experience with out value. Artists embody Jay Reatard, David Kilgour, The Mint Chicks, Shayne Carter, Yo La Tengo, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Invoice Callahan, The Mountain Goats, The Bats, The Chills, The Verlaines, Jeff Mangum, The Nothing (along with Chris), Tall Dwarfs and Lou Barlow.
In 2009 Knox was awarded a New Zealand Arts Basis Arts Laureate Award.
Knox’s “It is Love”, from the 2000 album Beat, has been utilized in “Share the Good”, a Heineken Premium Mild enterprise directed by Todd Haynes and cinematographed by Edward Lachman.
Knox launched his private label ‘A Main Data’ in 2006 to launch the album Chris Knox and the Nothing. This was the first album Knox recorded in an skilled studio, fairly than in his trademark DIY sort, since his time with Toy Love.
An extended-time resident of Auckland, Knox frolicked as a newspaper columnist and film reviewer for Actual Groove. In 1986-1987, he edited and revealed three issues with a New Zealand comics anthology Jesus on a Stick. Beginning in 1987, his satirical cartoon Max Media appeared in The New Zealand Herald every week until 2009. He has moreover been an occasional television film reviewer, hosted a Tv New Zealand season of primary movies, and supplied two seasons of arts assortment New Artland.
Knox has carried out reside in entrance of audiences all through New Zealand, worthwhile a fame for his typically confrontational sort, and carried out yearly at Wellington’s Bar Bodega. He has moreover extensively toured internationally. His swing by way of the US in 1995 included, amongst others, stops in Seattle to play the Crocodile Cafe. His minimalist, DIY sound carried out successfully to ears then-focused on grunge, with its retro-punk stylings.
On the 2001 New Zealand Music Awards Knox’s ballad “Not Given Evenly” (1990) was launched as New Zealand’s thirteenth biggest monitor of all time, as voted by APRA members. A love monitor written for “John and Liesha’s mother”—his then-partner Barbara—this monitor not at all scaled enterprise heights though it has belatedly generated some earnings for the songwriter by way of its use in TV selling (notably for Vogel’s bread).
He has moreover launched quite a few solo, self-produced albums which attribute his Casiotone. Knox has moreover launched an album under the pseudonym ‘Pal’.
Chris Knox (born 2 September 1952) is a New Zealand rock and roll musician, cartoonist and movie reviewer who emerged by way of the punk rock interval collectively along with his bands The Enemy and Toy Love. After Toy Love disbanded inside the early Eighties, he formed the group Tall Dwarfs with guitarist Alec Bathgate. The Tall Dwarfs had been well-known for his or her unpolished sound and intense reside reveals. His 4-track machine was used to report quite a lot of the early Flying Nun singles.