The latest from the world’s greatest frontman, Ian Svenonius, is the excellent live
document of Chain and the Gang! Having put out full-lengths with K Records,
In the Red Records and Dischord Records, Third Man is proud to join the ranks of
Chain disciples in presenting their fi rst ever live recording.
This LP captures the raucous yet sagacious social commentary of Svenonius
perfectly supplemented by the shaken soulful punk stylings of The Gang. This
ain’t 3am party dulled garage rock; this is sharp, socio-political and intelligent
critique, as many DC artists have had a rich history of representing. This also must
be Chain & the Gang’s decidedly lo-fi sound at its most clear.
A highlight is the final track “Come Over,” kicking off with fl oor tom detonation,
adding chunky power pop guitars and barely-breathing vocals pushing to the
point of disintegration with the very last note of the show.
1. Live N Direct
2. I See Progress
3. Why Not?
4. Certain Kinds of Trash
6. Free Will
7. Logic of Night
8. Mum’s the Word
9. Livin’ Rough
10. What is a Dollar?
11. Come Over
Third Man Records TMR397