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Main » 2006 » October » 3 » The Chesterfield Kings
The Chesterfield Kings
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Who Are the Chesterfield Kings?

During the late 70's and early 80's while most bands were trying to ride the New Wave, Rochester New York's Chesterfield Kings set their own course into the past... destination 1966. Since their first single ("I Ain't No Miracle Worker" b/w "Exit 9" Living Eye Records, LSD-1), released in 1979 on their own Living Eye label, the Chesterfield Kings main objective has always been to record their own collectible garage 45's. With a repertoire recognized by only a handful of 60's garage-rock-fanatics, and by keeping the early pressings small (only 500 of the first single, a mere 50 of the third), the Kings not only have achieved their goal, but in the process became the pioneers of the then flourishing garage rock revival, and continue to this day to raise the bar on the once again reborn scene.

The first release was followed in 1981 by a track on Greg Shaw's Bomp Records compilation Battle of the Garage (1981Bomp Records). Walking away with the "Battle" crown the Kings traveled from Rochester, for what would be a series of dates at the Peppermint Lounge in New York City, where they would carve out their statue, educate the next crop of bands, and draw the praise of rock journalists and New York "hipsters" alike.

1982 Here Are The Chesterfield Kings

1 Hustler
2 You Better Look Now
3 Outside Chance
4 Little White Lies
5 Won't Come Back
6 I'm Going Home
7 Expo 2000
8 No Way Out
9 Come With Me
10 Fluctuation
11 Satisfaction Guaranteed
12 99th Floor
13 Time to Kill
14 60 Second Swinger

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1979 I Ain't No Miracle Worker

01 I Ain't No Miracle Worker
02 b/w Exit 9

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