Friday, 9 September 2016

CHELSEA



























"saturday night sunday morning"
Year:  2015
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Let Them Eat Vinyl
Format:  CD , LP 
Tracks:  13
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk Rock



















Even in the early days, CHELSEA didn't pursue the buzzsaw punk stereotype, instead favoring a less-fevered, sometimes lumbering intensity, redolent of an ignorant, lower-class background. CHELSEA does offer plenty of thrills, however. The band was since the first moment influenced by soft pop melodies, clear voices and some kind of attitude closer to The Clash, The Jam or The Ruts, than other punk bands more anarchist or nihilist oriented. This "saturday night" album probably is the most clear sample of its atraction for the classic, mid-tempo and elegant british pop music of the 60's decade, some ones even describe this album as melodic punk rock with politically charged lyrics.
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"faster, cheaper and better looking"
Year:  2005
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  TKO
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  34 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk  Rock




















Once more into the breach, dear friends. The continuing saga of Chelsea has rarely failed to throw up at least a handful of invigorating surprises, and Faster Cheaper and Better Looking, the band's first studio release since their 1999 reunion, maintains that tradition. Indeed, with three members of the "classic," late-'70s lineup still on-board (Gene October, James Stevenson, and Chris Bashford, joined by latter-day Buzzcocks bassist Tony Barber), the band has arguably erased the memory of the chaos that reigned through the 1980s and 1990s and finally delivered the follow-up to Alternative Hits -- not at all coincidentally the last album to feature the same trio. A dozen-songs strong, Faster Cheaper and Better Looking opens with the one-two punch of "Living in the Urban UK" and "Sod the War," disaffected war cries that prove the Chelsea pen remains as sharp as it ever was -- Chelsea's greatest asset in the early days was its frontman's ability not simply to identify with his audience, but to actually morph with it, until his very lyrics became the slogans that decorated a million T-shirts. That remains true today, although the rage is also tinted with resignation -- like it says in the closing "If We Knew Then," "when we were 15, we thought we could rule the world. But now you're 50...." That, however, is the album's only acknowledgement of the years that have passed since Chelsea's youth, and this is wholly the sound of a band in its prime, vital and powerful, melodic and marching - faster, cheaper and, yeah, if you like, maybe even better looking as well. This good punk rock was made at the moment three times through labels: "TKO Records", "Captain Oi!" and "Let Them Eat Vinyl". I repeat... very good punk rock friends
(*review writen by Dave Thompson ).
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"traitors gate"
Year:  1994
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  let them eat vinyl
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk Rock




















CHELSEA were noted for their socialist, left wing ideas and the raw emotion of their early live gigs. Their first single, Right To Work, dealing with unemployment, was their most popular song. After spending 1977-78 touring in the UK and overseas, they released their first LP, Chelsea, in 1979. Their second LP "alternative hits" was released in 1980. The band released this studio album "traitors gate" in 1994 (the seventh one in its large discography), but the record label finally decided to "censored" the cover and to publish this ONE . Later it appear a limited edition with the original cover design, which you can see here above. Since 1976 they continue to record and tour.
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"no escape"
Year:  1980
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  IRS
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock




















Here's a reissue of the second full-length by punk pioneers Chelsea. Originally issued in 1980, the album contains powerful yet melodic songs with politically charged lyrics. Actually this album was never considered as official but rather some kind of compilation or collection. It exist also under another title "Alternative hits", but is usually considered as CHELSEA second album because is the only one way to listen to all their song writen between their debut album (1979) and their third one (1982). The true is "No escape" become as one of the best but the best CHELSEA recording and contains twelve songs more than essential to understand this band and its way to writen songs. Highly recommended for those lovers of old and classic punk rock!
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"demo"
Year:  1978
Country:  UK
Label:  C.O.
Format:  CD,
Tracks:  19
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock



















This is a compilation or collection of demos, outakes and rarities recorded by Chelsea before their debut album in 1979. So you can find here songs from 1976, 1977 or 1978 with a sound bit raw with a poor production (as a Demo itself), but at the same time nice and interesting. Just punk rock.
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