The Chevelles

The Chevelles

Sun Bleached

Zip

Whoa. Every now and then I have a big stack of records to review, and one is head and shoulders above everything else. Ladies and gents, meet The Chevelles.

This two-guitar power pop quartet hails from Western Australia and blew every other record in the latest batch right out of the water. Or CD player, but you catch my drift. This is but a five-song, 19-minute record, but is so good, I’d buy it before many a full-length. There’s bits of classic power pop like The Records, The Only Ones, and The Plimsouls in here. And on a slower second track, you can hear a bit of the more recent Scots band Teenage Fanclub. But mostly, The Chevelles sound like The Chevelles, so you need to get this. They even cover that most hideous of schlock songs, Air Supply’s 1980 opus “Lost In Love,” and turn it into a great song! Honest, I would not kid you about a feat so amazing. I don•t care if you have to fly to Perth to buy this, do it now.

Zip Records (USA), 116 New Montgomery Street, Ste. 200, San Francisco, CA 94105, (415) 348-8426; ziprecords@earthlink.net; Chevelle’s management: MONSTERR, PO Box 346, Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia, (61) 8 9444 902 083; rocketman@bigpond.com.au

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