"sound of the west way"
Year:  1985
Country:  Swsitzerland
City: Biel
Label:  Farmer
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Lyrical themes:  social issues, pacifism
Genre:  rock
Style:         New Wave

Chin Chin, an all-female group consisting of Karin (guitar/vocals), Esther (bass/vocals) and Marie-Anne (drums/vocals), was formed in 1982 in Biel, Switzerland. It was veteran swiss punk-rock band SOZZ that gave the eager girls their first break, letting them practice in their rehearsal room and lending them guitars and drum kit until they could afford their own. Musically the band had many influences: The Clash, Ramones, The Jam, X-Ray Spex, Blondie, Siouxsie & The Banshees, David Bowie, Mod music, Soul and even some unknown 60s garage-rock girl bands appeared in also rare compilations issued as "Nuggets", "Filles in Garage Rock"and similars. Early rehearsals saw the girls cover classics such as The Ronettes "Baby I Love You" and The Crystals "De Do Ron Ron Ron" due to their relative simplicity, but original material soon followed and in November 1983, Chin Chin played their first gig at the AJZ/Coupole in Biel. Despite the good result of its album the girls disbandded in 1986.
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