Albums

Shooting From the Shadows
(2014)new-cover-small

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This is the second album from Chas and the crew.

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Chas  said “Many of my songs are observational I guess- and often I’m writing from a point of view other than mine- and I suspect  most writers do that.  Someone once challenged me about writing stuff that’s not “reality” to which I replied- oh so  you think Paul Simon was a boxer do you ?”  Think I got my point across- but sometimes it’s hard to tell. ”

Above the Worry Line
(2009)

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This takes us back to the beginning. Before Adam invented the cider press and snakeskin boots.

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“Songs usually come in one of three forms.

  1. I observe someone –some/people doing something and it becomes an idea interesting enough to write about- from their position.
  2.  For no obvious reason I often get a line or phrase in my head that remains while playing the piano- but that’s all- just a snippet,… and I decided long ago when that happens to stick with the line -everything that follows has to fit around that line-and…
  3. both lyrics and music just arrive with a rush. Method two is probably the most common- and probably requires the most effort.”