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Chin Chin – “Sound of The Westway” – [Slumberland Records]

I couldn’t be happier about the recent reissues of material by several girl bands from Switzerland from back in the day (KFJC just added material by Kleenex/Lilliput, as well as a Chin Chin 7″). The latest is a 1985 release by Swiss girl group Chin Chin, reissued just a couple of months back by Slumberland/Mississippi Records. “Sound of the Westway” stands the test of time and is a fun blend of classic 50s/60s girl group sounds with 1980s attitude and a punk rock undercurrent with edgier/more persistent vocals than from the earlier eras. More recent bands like Heavenly and Tiger Trap come to mind, but there’s also some unmistakably ’80s elements like random bits of harmonica (reminding me of The Alarm) and sax. I love this!

Haiku Review:

Swiss girl band Chin Chin
Delivers 80s pop punk
And Da Doo Ron Ron
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  • Reviewed by lombard on June 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
  • 3 comments

  • 3 Comments

    Hey, I heard this a few weeks back on KFJC and its the first thing I’ve heard in a long time that struck me as awesome… and it is! Thank you!

    now where do I buy it locally?

  • Comment by Chris, July 1st, 2010 11:04 pm
  • Awesome show!!! I agree this song was awesome and I want to hear more. How do I get a hold of this without ordering it online?

  • Comment by Alex, August 16th, 2010 5:40 pm
  • you can pick it up on at slumberlandrecords.com and it’s worth it. you can listen to the show again at kfjc.org/broadcast_archives under Monday 8/16/10 2-6p it’s up for two weeks.

  • Comment by MSTiZA, August 16th, 2010 9:37 pm

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