At the Chelsea Nightclub

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At the Chelsea Nightclub
Members - At The Chelsea Nightclub album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1979
RecordedJanuary 1979
StudioThe Town House, London; The Music Centre, Wembley
GenrePunk rock
Length42:04 (original)
73:47 (2005 reissue)
LabelVirgin
ProducerSteve Lillywhite
The Members chronology
At the Chelsea Nightclub
(1979)
1980 - The Choice Is Yours
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]
Smash Hits7/10[2]

At the Chelsea Nightclub is The Members' first album, released in 1979.

Reception[edit]

Smash Hits said, "the Members are supposed to be one of the hottest post-punk rock bands around, but I have my doubts. They're disposable pop rather than committed rock, though their cocky soccer-crowd style has some good clever touches.[3] AllMusic called it, "the only Members album worth owning".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Electricity" (Jean-Marie Carroll)
  2. "Sally" (Gary Baker)
  3. "Soho-A-Go-Go" (Chris Payne, Nicky Tesco)
  4. "Don't Push" (Adrian Lillywhite, Nicky Tesco, Steve Morley)
  5. "Solitary Confinement" (Jean-Marie Carroll, Nicky Tesco)
  6. "Frustrated, Bagshot" (Jean-Marie Carroll, Nicky Tesco)
  7. "Stand Up and Spit" (Jean-Marie Carroll, Nicky Tesco)
  8. "The Sound of the Suburbs" (Jean-Marie Carroll, Nicky Tesco)
  9. "Phone-in Show" (Jean-Marie Carroll, Nicky Tesco)
  10. "Love in a Lift" (Chris Payne, Nicky Tesco)
  11. "Chelsea Nightclub" (Jean-Marie Carroll) recorded at a cinema in Hammersmith, December 3, 1978

2005 CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Fear on the Streets" (Streets compilation)
  2. "Solitary Confinement" (Stiff single version)
  3. "Rat up a Drainpipe" (Stiff single version)
  4. "The Sound of the Suburbs" (single version)
  5. "Handling the Big Jets"
  6. "Offshore Banking Business" - 7" single version (Jean-Marie Carroll) produced by Vic Coppersmith-Heaven
  7. "Solitary Confinement" (Virgin single version)
  8. "Offshore Banking Business/Pennies in the Pound" (12" version)

Personnel[edit]

The Members
  • Nicky Tesco - lead vocals
  • Nigel Bennett - lead guitar, vocals
  • Jean-Marie Carroll - guitar, vocals
  • Chris Payne - bass, vocals
  • Adrian Lillywhite - drums, percussion
  • Steve "Rudi" Thompson - saxophone
Technical
  • Alan Perkins, Paul "Groucho" Smykle (track: B2), Pete Wandless - engineer
  • Malcolm Garrett - artwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thompson. At the Chelsea Nightclub at AllMusic
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (April 19 - May 2, 1979): 25.
  3. ^ Red Starr (19 April 1979). "album". Smash Hits. No. 10.