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The Debut Album
Between 1978-81 one of the hottest live bands in London were the South East London lads, The Chords. They were one of the really great bands to come out of the whole Mod Revival. they only released one album and eight singles, but each release was quality product. The original line-up got back together in 2010 for a tour. Nowadays the legacy of The Chords is continued by Chris Pope under the banner of The Chords UK.
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Chris Pope, Brett "Buddy" Ascott, Billy Hassett and Martin Mason
In September 1979 they released their debut single, Now It's Gone, it barely snuck into the charts stalling at #63. Personally I think the B-Side, Don't Go Back, was a far better song (The Chords Fansite said of the song, "The B side is okay" - oh the enthusiasm!).
The Chords sounded like a mixture of The Who, The Small Faces and The Action.
Check out the rest of The Chords' story under the Biography Section of the fan site.
- Now It's Gone / Don't Go Back (1979) – UK No. 63.
- Maybe Tomorrow / I Don't Wanna Know / Hey Girl (1980) – UK No. 40.
- Something's Missing / This Is What They Want (1980) – UK No. 55.
- The British Way of Life / The Way It's Gotta Be (1980) – UK No. 54.
- In My Street / I'll Keep On Holding On (1980) – UK No. 50.
- One More Minute / Who's Killing Who (1981) - UK No. 87.
- Turn Away Again / Turn Away Again, Again (1981)* - UK No. 139!
- Another Thing Coming (Live version as can't find studio version) (2010).
- *Features Kip Herring on vocalsThe John Peel Sessions
2. It's No Use.
3. Something's Missing.
4. Maybe Tomorrow.1. Tumbling Down.
2. Happy Families.
3. So Far Away.The Chords Live 2010Rescue Rooms, Nottingham - 24th August.This Post is dedicated to all who spent a night rocking out at The Wellington in Waterloo and to The Forest Hill and Sydenham Mods