Wayward Fire

June 21, 2011 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 21, 2011
  • Release Date: June 21, 2011
  • Label: Modern Art Records
  • Copyright: 2011 Modern Art Records
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  • Total Length: 59:47
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  • ASIN: B0054LRZEO
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,202 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Angie on July 4, 2011
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I am madly in love with this album...okay, maybe that's too soon a statement to make since I've only just heard the entire album today.

But really...the kind of things I'm feeling about Wayward Fire can only be called magical...in the way that music from your youth can be magical the first time you hear it.

Listening to Wayward Fire I'm suddenly that shy high school girl again, the girl who hid in her room on Friday nights listening to all the newest records and waiting for that one that would make the world a less scary, lonely place...the one you could dream your life by until the real one got better.

The Chain Gang of 1974 (great name, by the way!) has the kind of sound that belongs in a John Hughes film when all the hairs on your arms rise and you get goose bumps because 'that special song' is playing exactly at 'that special moment.' I can't really define it, I just know not every group (then or now) has it. It's something very special.

I first discovered TCG1974 about a month ago when I heard "Undercover" through a Spin magazine sampler and almost jumped out of my skin. Its energy is instantly contagious and its sound reminiscent of Echo and The Bunnymen. It's the kind of song I couldn't imagine having a better successor, though I would soon find out it did.

But don't mistake a fascination for a great 80s sound for a lack of originality. The Chain Gang of 1974 is awesome in his own right ("his" being one-man band man Kamtin Mohager.) I impulsively bought the rest of the album online today having only heard "Undercover."

With much relief and very little surprise I discovered Wayward Fire is full of great stuff...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By zyzyx on April 25, 2012
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A month or so back, I went to see Geographer. They were unsurprisingly excellent (I had seen them in concert once before) but more surprising was the quality of one of the opening bands -- The Chain Gang of 1974. They were incredible live, full of, well, fire.

Wayward Fire is their first album, and it is simply excellent. So what's the music like? Well... it's a refreshing fushion of punk and pop, with modern electronic sensibilities. It simply exudes emotion -- somewhere between angry and forlorn, with a singular desparation. The vocals have an intensity which grabs your attention. Perhaps their most popular song (and definitely a standout) is Hold On. The repeated chorus is infectious, and the piano hook in the body of the song is similarly catchy. Tell Me is another of my favorites, with old school synth drums, acoustic guitar and more vocal fireworks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BRIAN WALKOVIAK on November 5, 2013
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Just has an AWESOME Retro Vibe! All the songs are great. They even make for a great Pandora Station!! Real Music A+++
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chicano Punk on March 7, 2013
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Heard one of their songs in a Indie Radio Station! I decided to check out some of their songs and then I bought the whole album! Great songs and they all have a nice flow through them. The voice sounds like the New Wave (High Pitch) voices of the 90's... at time you could say it sounds like 'Passion Pit', but I do not want to make such a comparision. The style is electronica with some rock.
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