Ben reminisces about the band supporting The Chesterfields at The Richmond in Brighton 1988.
Our first trip to the seaside towards the end of May 1988 to support The Chesterfields and Ever at the Richmond in Brighton which later became the Pressure Point before being closed a few years ago.
A favourite of Uwe at Firestation Records who released The Gits Retrospeculative, The Chesterfields from Yeovil had a number of Top 20 Indie Chart hits from the mid to late 1980s. They were certainly better known than the scant amount of information about them online would suggest. Indeed as their biography on LastFM puts it:
For a while, the Chesterfields’ charming, jolly guitar pop, was very much in vogue.
Second on the bill that night were Ever from Crawley.
To my ears Ever had a sound and style that was their own and fantastic songs that would sit in the top 10 alongside The Psychedelic Furs and Echo & The Bunnymen – I was a fan basically – but sadly the A&R men weren’t really interested in those things.” Jonny Dee, Manager, in 2012.
And a from a review of the Gits:
With performances as energetic and professional as this, The Gits are fast becoming a much respected and popular local band.
A completely unbiased appraisal from a friend of the band who later wrote the sleeve notes of the CD compilation.
Ben E. Git on the proceedings:
All I recall about the Chesterfields gig is I slept through their set and being told they heard me snoring between numbers. Which is a shame as I rather liked them.
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