Comprised of three gents from Gutter Knife and a one Chubby Charles, whose extensive pedigree includes previous Goner releases, Crown Court and Boss, Chubby and the Gang do high energy rock and roll that embraces all the right aspects of the past and present in punk. It boogies as much as it plows, shakes as much as it slugs. You're going to want to sing these songs.
Our take: US pressing of this single that came out on the UK’s impeccable Static Shock a few months ago, albeit upgraded to come with a proper picture sleeve rather than a company-style sleeve. If you don’t know Chubby Charles’ name, you know his work from bands like Crown Court, Arms Race, Violent Reaction, Boss, and others I’m sure. While Chubby & the Gang’s sped-up rock-and-roll riffs will please the ear of any Crown Court fan, this project wades even deeper into pub rock, as you might tell from the Chiswick rip-off labels. In particular, Wilko Johnson from Dr. Feelgood’s manic, agitated guitar style seems to be a big inspiration for the riffing style here. The vocals are double-tracked in a swirling, loopy manner that reminds me of Booji Boys, and as with that band there are some cool melodies once your ear adjusts.