Saturday, 24 May 2014

Chin Chin - Why am i so lonely?

5 months into the blog without an all girl Swiss band and then you get them on consecutive days. Formed in Biel in 1982 and consisting of Karin (guitar/vocals), Esther (bass/vocals) and Marie-Anne (drums/vocals), Chin Chin learnt to play their instruments as they went along, they didn't even have a proper singer, Carol joining after extensive auditioning but she didn't hang around long before they reverted to a 3 piece. Their wide array of influences included The Clash, X Ray Spex, The Ronettes, Bowie and T Rex. Their debut single was 1984's We Don't Want To Be Prisoners but it was the following year's album, Sound Of The Westway, that was their magnum opus. It's success lead to international exposure and to them signing to Scotland's 53rd and 3rd label (home of such bands as The Shop Assistants and Talulah Gosh) who released their Stop! Your Crying ep in 1988. From their album, this is Why Am I So Lonely......

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