For a brief time at the end of the 70's and beginning of the 80's, The Chords were the most powerful quartet in music.
In the past they've been labelled - unfairly - as a poor man's Jam, but nothing could be further from the truth. The Chords take the mantle from The Jam's In The City and crank up the power a few more notches! If any album was recorded with the speakers turned up to 11 then their one and only album So Far Away was it.
The power is breathtaking. At their peak, no one could touch the Chords and this album is a God send to ex-mods like myself and gives us a chance to relive our youth.
Highlights include the fine singles Now It's Gone, Something Missing and the truly awesome Maybe Tomorrow. Also included are a smattering of album tracks from the aforementioned So Far Away and some unreleased tracks, best of which is Empty Dreams.
The band imploded before they could fully realise their potential, but they did leave behind some great records to remind us just how good they were.