Saturday, May 29, 2010

Blood Chains –Suzie


What with the Divshare sound clip issues and having recently picked up a second copy, here is a good occasion to rediscover this single by the mysterious Blood Chains. The A side is a Roger Holman/Simon May composition. Since my original review (September 2006), I would say that my appreciation of it has increased by quite a few notches...or perhaps my quality threshold has dropped in the last 4 years...? You'll be the judge –see the original post below. More Holman/May coming next...

Blood Chains – Suzie/Tired Guy Of The Road –Telefunken 6.11740 (1975 German issue)

With a name like Blood Chains you could expect visions of dripping ripped flesh being torn apart by Cenobite hooks…but then again I sometimes have “high” expectations! But no, you will have to make do with a trio of dorky teens frolicking on swings. It’s a pretty good record, Suzie is medium-paced stomper with a good T. Rex-style lead doubled by sax. There’s an underlying Rubber Bullets rhythmic synth, but the production is a bit weak and the track never really takes off. The B side is more like a rockier Flintlock track (or a wimpier Jook). Once again the potential is not fully realised and the group certainly don’t live up to the promise that their name may suggest. This is a German issue, but the group and production team seem to be English.

Hear a full version of Suzie



Hear a full version of Tired Guy On The Road


4 comments:

Low Down Kids said...

"... a rockier Flintlock track (or a wimpier Jook)"!!! That's my favourite example so far of record-collecting micro-management!

I prefer the B-side on this one. Solid sounding fucker, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Very good songs. The group should have been bigger.

Dirk.

Corbatas Estrechas said...

B-side is fantastic!

Robin Wills said...

I also now think that the Guy Darrel version of the A side is better...