The Chain Gang of1974 - Hold Me Now (Thompson Twins Cover)
Obscure nerd fact for the music nazi muscle flex #1130:
Did you know that multi-instrumentalist Kamtin Mohager, better known as The Chain Gang of 1974, coined his moniker from the Ravonettes’ album Chain Gang of Love and the birth year of his favorite artist Ryan Adams (1974)?
Well, now, you do. Please, be sure to keep this useless tidbit handy to either notify Kamtin that you’re completely wet whistle for his hard rocks or to let that hair-flipping vixen next to you know that you’re just as into her music interests as her pantyline.
Though, at first listen, his new record under Modern Art Wayward Fire may mistakenly be chucked into the back row and stowed as a “guilty pleasure”, Kamtin Mohager’s alternative dance music project The Chain Gang of 1974 is terribly infectious as it’s heavily dosed with dance wave hooks, richly layered synthetics, and post punk elements.
For tonight’s posting, Chain Gang transforms the 1983 New Wave hit “Hold Me Now” by the Thompson Twins into an incendiary rock ballad. It’s a 6 minute long love ride with rich riffs and heart-wrenching piano play that begs you to sing along
, go home and fuck somebody.
Download: The Chain Gang of 1974 - Hold Me Now (Thompson Twins Cover).mp3
Download: The Chain Gang of 1974 - Hold On.mp3
If you like what you hear and up for a free show, check him out at The Echo in Los Angeles. Mohager and crew have been the Free Monday Night resident this Mo-vember. So come and see the last of their free shows:
11/21 @ the Echo w/ Lesands, Tic Tic Boom, & K. Flay
11/28 @ the Echo w/American Tomahawk, Hot As Sun, & Cassettes Won’t Listen