Chelsea are an English punk rock band, formed in London in 1976.
The original line-up was front-man Gene October, guitarist Billy Idol, Tony James (bass) and John Towe (drums, who had come from London SS along with James).
After a few gigs, the other three left October to form Generation X (with Idol later becoming a major star). October then recruited Carey Fortune (drums), Martin Stacy (guitar) and Bob Jessie (bass), with the last two soon replaced by Henry Daze and James Stevenson (who later joined Generation X). This rapid turnover of band-members was characteristic throughout Chelsea's existence, with October the only constant presence.
Their first single, "Right To Work", dealing with unemployment, was their most popular song. After spending 1977-78 touring in the UK and overseas, they released their first LP, Chelsea, in 1979. Their second LP, Alternative Hits, was released in 1980. The band released their latest studio album, Faster, Cheaper and Better Looking in 2005....
Track listing: Living in the Urban U.K.Sod the WarBad AdviceNew UtopiaCosy Family WaySliding Down a StreamK.X.L.U. (radio)We Don't Want It45 RpmRitalin KidAnd I Love YouIf We Knew Then http://www.chelseapunkband.com/
Track listing: The AlternativeWeirdos in WonderlandMore Than a GiroWasting TimeEver WonderWhere Is EverythingYou Can Be There ToWhat's Wrong With YouOh NoToo LateDream of DreamsOde to the Travellers http://www.chelseapunkband.com/
Track listing: EvacuateHow Do You KnowCover UpLooks RightTribal SongWar Across the NationForty PeopleRunning FreeLast DrinkOnly ThinkingRockin' HorseYears AwayFreemansI.D.ParadeHow Do You Know (single version)New EraWar Across the Nation (single version)Stand Out http://www.chelseapunkband.com/