Label: Mirror Records Inc. - MIRROR CD-23 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Surf
The Chesterfield Kings were a rock band from Rochester, New Yorkwho began as a retros garage bandand who have heavily mined s music, including some borrowing from the s recordings of Carol - The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones Rolling Stones.
Core members were former Distorted Level singer, underground music journalist and avid record collector Greg Prevost founder of the bandand Andy Babiuk 16 years old at the time of joining the band ; others have come and gone. The band, named after a defunct brand of unfiltered cigarettewas instrumental in sparking the s garage band revival that launched such groups as the Unclaimed, Marshmallow OvercoatThe No Go Showboat - The Chesterfield Kings - Surfin Rampage The MalariansMystic EyesThe CynicsThe Optic Nervethe Secret Serviceand the Stomachmouths.
The 30 - SFDK - Siempre Fuertes 2 Kings were a lates recreation of a mids garage band sound.
Their first broader public exposure came when a track on Greg Shaw 's Bomp! They continued with this s garage sound No Go Showboat - The Chesterfield Kings - Surfin Rampage the mids, releasing two albums— Here are the Chesterfield Kings which contained entirely cover songs, and Stop! They then turned to a harder-edged rock sound for Don't Open Till Doomsday and Berlin Wall of Sound featuring the blues guitar work of new band member Paul Rocco. The group's next album was an acoustic blues record Drunk On Muddy Water Surfin' Rampage showed that they were fully capable of pop harmonies; Where the Action Is 17 Tragedy - Patrick Nuo - Superglue a return to garage band roots, a mix of covers and s-styled originals.
The Mindbending Sounds of the Chesterfield Kings pays tribute to the more baroque side of the s underground, evoking at times the sound of the Electric Prunes "Transparent Life", "Disconnection"and featuring appearances by Jorma Kaukonen on two tracks.
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