The Chords - So Far Away
It's no secret that we've got an affinity for the loves of John Peel around here, so the fact that The Chords recorded not one but two Peel sessions early on in their career comes as a major plus. Growing out of the 70's Mod revival
in the UK, the band was a favorite of Paul Weller and Sham69. They signed themselves to the latter's production company but fell out soon after over some of the personal opinions of Sham's Jimmy Pursey. The split with Pursey led the band to an album for Polydor which was well received. Despite the critical praise the band has come to be dismissed by some latter day critics as merely a Jam copycat, but the band's sneering lyrics were often far more critical of mother England than their predecessors. Sadly the band split shortly after a falling out at a show in 1980 and despite a short lineup substitution, they were never able to recover momentum. This, however, stands as a prime example of their contributions to the fertile grounds of British punk.

[MP3] The Chords - Maybe Tomorrow

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Anonymous AlexTwist said...

one of the best mod revival bands, very cool LP!

i love the Purple Hearts lp too, but a little more tough to find than this one

10:35 AM  

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