They have been at it for about 3 years now. The band is fronted by Robert Conn on guitar and vocals. Conn is a former member of The Pagans of Cleveland, Ohio infammy.
On second guitar and vocals is Maxx. Maxx was one of the original members of Junkyard (Geffen) a few years back. This combo on guitars makes for some real good, real mean, rock n roll.
The band is solid at the bass with Miss Jewels ripping it up as always. Jewels has been in that slot since the start of the band.
Drums are handled by Billy the Kidd (Brothergrim). Billy gives Chelsea Hotel a huge punch behind the kit.
12/31/04 - North of the Border Magazine review:
Reviewed by Dave Miller, North of the Border Magazine, P.O. Box 2393, Conroe, Tx.
Chelsea Hotel - Do It Again - Bully Boy Records
The intro to the first song "Wasted" knocked me on my ass with the pounding guitars of so many of my cherished punk bands. The further I got into this, the more excited I got. When I realized that this was just recorded a few months ago, and not a reissue from the '70's, I was blown away. Do people still make music this good? Hell yeah!
The band is fronted by Robert Conn on guitar and vocals, a former member of the Pagans from Cleveland, Ohio, with Maxx on second guitar and vocals, a founding member of Junkyard, Jewel on bass and Billy the Kidd on drums.
The songs are pure punk, hard driving and mosh pit worthy to say the least. From "Wasted" to "Do It Again", and on to "Hollywood", the fast pace (Ramones, Tuff Darts) of guitars and drums will make the heart race and the head throb. Their tribute to Joey Ramone, "R.I.P. aka Joey" is worthy of the best CBGB had to offer. My personal favorite "Worth More Than You Say" could have been lifted from an early Social Distortion album and would make Mike Ness proud, and "Johnny Be Good" is a rock n' roll anthem at it's best. The frantic beat of "51%" spun my head around and had me bouncing around the living room. Peg thought I was crazy, but she just shrugged it off and laughed.
If you ever got hooked on 70's and 80's punk bands, you'll feel like you took a trip (excuse the pun) back in time. Ending with "Look at Me Mom", this is a fitting close to this spectacular collage of original rock music worthy of national release. Look for them at the 19th Hole. www.chelseahotelmusic.com.
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2. Serial Killer
3. Do It Again
5. R. I. P. aka Joey
7. Lonesome Line
8. Worth More Than You Say
9. Suicide Trip
10. Johnny Be Good
12. Look At Me Mom