Friday, December 03, 2010

Chilly Chimes –Join The Army


Chilly Chimes –Join The Army/ Let Me Inside –Private release (Sweden 1975)

All the way from Sweden, please welcome Chilly Chimes with a unique slice of Mindless Square-head Militaristic Thug Boogie (MSMTB). In fact this single could be construed as the answer song to Pheon Bear’s War Against War http://purepop1uk.blogspot.com/2007/01/pheon-bear-war-against-war.html  as sonically it shares many similarities. These guys are all gung-ho, but what were they hoping to achieve by joining the Swedish army? The days of kicking Norway in the butt were long gone in 1975...but then again, anything is possible in a drunken stupor. Musically its dumbness is superb, big fat and stoopid, perhaps could have done with some lead guitar in lieu of blues harp but the snare gunshots are on the mark in sloppy fashion as expected. The B side starts off in whiny gurgling Stones/Thunders fashion before settling down into more mindless boogie. Classy lyrics though “Let me inside I want to feel your breasts...”
This cover art is totally out of time - the cover depicts some form of Odin-worshiping helmeted biker, which is probably what he is, but it looks like it could have been some god-awful Indie single from 1985...
I know absolutely nothing about this one...Any info anyone?

Hear a full version of Join The Army



Hear a full version of Let Me Inside

11 comments:

Low Down Kids said...

Imagine how sad you'd be if these people lived next door and they didn't invite you to their parties.

Hubba Zoot said...

Being from Norway and knowing quite a few Swedish musicians, I doubt very much that they really wanted to join the army. Us Scandinavians like to say the opposite of what we mean, just for the hell of it...

Purepop said...

er...Like No means "Yes"?

OZZIE MUSIC MAN said...

Sound a bit like early Mungo Jerry or is it just me :)

GraemeSTL said...

Why are you calling them Chilly Charms when it's clearly Chilly CHIMES? Anyway, This 7" and 2 tracks on the 'Ljud från Friberga' comp. LP are all that they released. They later changed their name to Mörbyligan and released a few records between 1978 and 1986.

Purepop said...

Ha...A Pagan version of Baby Jump!

Purepop said...

Thank you Graeme...

duck_stab said...

Need the Chilly brigade to make sure young vandals and Satanists don't burn down the Gavle Goat again this year!

Anonymous said...

Yeah! And Mörbyligan was a leftish kind of band but later turned rightwing...strange things happen.Mebbe "no" really is "yes"? If you understand my philosophical twists and turns...

Purepop said...

Yep that pagan/Nazi symbol...is there for all to see...

Mange said...

This band later on changed their name to Mörbyligan and became one of Sweden's most popular punkbands in the late 70s. This 7" is quite rare, 500 copies.

These guys definetely did not want to join the army. The lyrics are ironic...