Saturday, October 24, 2009

Chalice –Ebenezer

Chalice –Ebenezer/After The Goldrush –Clarion K 5626 (1974 Aus)
Chalice were based in Perth but were formed by a bunch of Mancunian exiles who released three singles on the Clarion label before moving on to Polydor where they released the Overflow LP and another 3 singles. They plied their trade primarily as a cover band, but based on Ebenezer, they could pen a mighty tune and perform it with gusto. Ebenezer is a prime example of Powerpop Boogie featuring slide guitar over a poppy yet rocking centre. If anyone has spares of their other two Clarion singles, please let me know as a trading opportunity would be most welcome. The B side is a non consequential cover of the Neil Young tune.

Hear a full version of Ebenezer


Adny said...

Great track. Sadly, the singer just passed away. Here's a comment from band member Neil Scott, posted on the Aussie powerpop blog:

Sorry to have to write this but our great friend, great frontman of Chalice and simply great guy, George Heathcote died on October 6th 2009 after fighting cancer for many years. Les, Ian and I [from Chalice], flew to Sydney for his funeral and I had the honour of delivering the eulogy...

George said...

Great band.. I'll be reissuing their complete recordings next year on my label.. keep an eye out.

Jeremy said...

this is amazing.
really really love this track.
hows the LP???

George said...

The LP is pretty good but a lot more polished.