Chain And The Gang / Down With Liberty... Up With Chains!
Album: Down With Liberty... Up With Chains!   Collection:General
Artist:Chain And The Gang   Added:Apr 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-04-26 Pull Date: 2009-06-28
Week Ending: May 24 May 3
Airplays: 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 20, 2009: Signal to Vroom
Trash Talk
4. Apr 29, 2009: Brownian Motion
What Is A Dollar?
2. May 20, 2009: Brownian Motion
Trash Talk
5. Apr 28, 2009: Indie Flavored Kool-Aid
3. May 20, 2009: KZSU's Heartbleeps
Deathbed Confession

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2009-04-19
Fucking weirdo from Weird War, Nation of Ulysses, and Make Up really kicks out a freaky steamer here. Funky and strange and smarmy, like Tom Waits with brain damage and on acid. No wonder, it’s a veritable all star supergroup: Desolation Wilderness, Arrington de Dionyso, Calvin Johnson, Bad Thoughts, Deathbed Confession and probably just about every Olympia weirdo worth mentioning, dropping their names like the kids off at the pool. Fucked up and smarmy and dark and rootsy as you might expect. Fans of Captain Beefheart, Old Time Religion, swaggering Jon Spencer Blue Explosion, etc al. don’t miss.

1) funky and retarded
2) dark bongo feel, Tom Waitsy and weird
3) silly funny theme about talking shit about others, great!
Walkin beat, great 4) bouncy retro rockin about getting reparations
5) dark and smarmy commentary on the dollar bill and currency
6) starts with the phone ringing, mid paced funky rocking then a dialog, “interview” with the band, almost Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in the swagger
7) acoustic rockin, strange about a guy’s “deathbed confession” about killing JFK and everyone else
8) 60’s pop throwback feel, upbeat Motown funk, fun – play with the funky/garage stuff new to the afile
9) swingy, tribal tom tom beat, “lovelorn” ha
10) fun upbeat with girl vocals/duet, simple

Track Listing
1. Chain Gang Theme (I See Progress)   6. Interview With The Chain Gang
2. Cemetery Map   7. Deathbed Confession
3. Trash Talk   8. Room 19
4. Reparations   9. (Lookin' For A) Cave Girl
5. What Is A Dollar?   10. Unpronounceable Name