Chelsea

The BBC Punk Sessions

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This is an unabridged, 26-track compendium of Chelsea's recordings for "the beeb." Four total studio sessions and one in-concert appearance went into this disc. None of this material was previously released. Sleeve notes come from guitarist James Stevenson himself. Listening to these recording, one hears the unique nature of Chelsea's sound in the English punk scene. They eschewed a biting, buzz-saw guitar attack for a less-distinct, almost plodding sound that ends up being a droning backdrop to the vocal attack of Gene October, the only consistent member of the group.

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