8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 17 January 2002
I just wish that other lovers of guitar pop would listen to this cd. The Chords produced some great sounds and yet they were ignored by so many. Listen to Maybe Tomorrow and Something' Missing and enjoy the power of The Chords. They deserved to be more appreciated. Now they are So Far Away. So sad!
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 6 September 2000
Being a Mod in the late 70's and early 80's and being totally into bands like The Chords I was really pleased to see this CD in your shop. I ordered it and put it on as soon as it came through the post and I have played it to death ever since. I had forgotten just how many hits this band actually had and found myself transported through time to happy, laughter, music filled days with scooters and parkas etc. My favourite tracks on this CD are Maybe Tomorrow, So Far Away, The Brittish Way of Life, In My Street and Somethings Missing! Listening to this CD puts a smile on my face (a rareity these days, being a much harrassed mother of three)and for this I am truly thankfull. I also noted that there is a Chords web page which I am a frequent visitor to and the band are touring still so with any luck I will be seeing the guys soon. Keep on making us old mods happy ! Thanks......Linda Connelly
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 October 2007
I had the original "So far away" album in the eighties,and enjoyed it then.I have it again on CD and am enjoying it now more than ever.If you want a CD to play loud in the car while driving,or after a stressful day, then this is it.Fantastic,original,loud and powerful.That sums up the Chords.One of the finest guitar bands britian has ever produced.It is a crime The Chords were overlooked by the music media in the eighties,simply because the media were Anti-Mod,and The Chords had a connection with the Mod movement of the time.However The Chords were more than your average Mod band.Their style is wide reaching,and I would challenge any fan of Britpop/Guitar Pop to listen to this fantastic album and say they did not enjoy it.Simply the Best British Guitar Pop Ever recorded!!.Buy and enjoy,you wont be dissapointed...
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 17 July 2008
I didn't discover The Chords until a couple of years ago when I bought their Anthology 'This is what they want' and from that point I was hooked !
The sound, lyrics and drive this band delivers is pure 'Jam' - You really will not regret getting this and their other releases if you like all things Jam and Mod. I would also add the 'The Rifles' to the list of modern day Jam'esque bands to invest in (their 'No Love Lost' LP is an absolute classic) along with the first 'Ordinary Boys' Album 'Over the Counter Culture'. These three LPs are 'must buy' mod albums for any Jam Fan harking to the days when Weller, Foxton and Buckler were at their angry and energetic best - Get The Chords, The Rifles and The Ordinary Boys albums - you won't regret it......
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 12 July 2012
I used to have this, I taped it off my nephew's album but the cassette got chewed up. Put the CD on this week when I was working in the house, nice and loud. My wife turned it off when she discovered that I managed to let the sink and bath waste pipe pour onto the bathroom floor and through the ceiling. Play it quietly if you are doing DIY in case you do not hear your plumbing leaking.