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Chelsea

Produced in London, England, in 1977, this punk group comprised vocalist Gene Oct, the only real constant in an array of line-ups, Brian Adam (guitar), Geoff Myles (bass) and Chris Bashford (drums). Like a lot of their instant peers Chelsea had been a music group with a solid social conscience. Focusing on sub-three-minute vitriolic outbursts on unemployment, internal city decay as well as the devastation of British culture under Margaret Thatcher, their lyrics had been always even more interesting than their music. The music generally formed an identical design of up-tempo quantities, marred by simple studio methods (Oct’s delivery, sometimes gruesome, was however the glue within the formulation). Taken simply because a body of function the music become jarring, but independently, their music is normally exciting and full of energy. Their most noteworthy melody was ‘Best To Function’, though it afterwards transpired that the foundation of the melody was anti-union. They continuing to record through the entire 80s with an ever-changing line-up and a graphic as anachronistic as their music.

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