The Chesterfield Kings

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": garage rock garage rock garage punk psychedelic rock garage revival garage rock revival psychedelic Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

Formed in Rochester, New York, in 1979, this long-serving US band has based its repertoire almost exclusively on 60s garage rock. Founded by Greg Prevost (vocals), Andy Babiuk (bass), Orest Guran (organ), Richard Cona (guitar) and Doug Meech (drums), the Chesterfield Kings played New York’s Peppermint Lounge before releasing two albums that were instrumental in kickstarting the 80s garage band revival. The band dissolved around 1987 but was re-formed some three years later by Prevost, Babiuk, Paul Rocco (guitar) and Brett Reynolds (drums). Other musicians who have passed through the line-up in later years include guitarists Jeff and Ted Okolowicz and Paul Morabito, and drummers Kris Hadlock and Mike Boise. Occasionally, the band has been joined by guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and keyboard player Paul Nunes.

A large majority of the Chesterfield Kings’ repertoire is written by Prevost and Babiuk, although in the band’s early years...

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