Chubby and the Gang Speed Kills Vinyl

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Chubby and the Gang Speed Kills Vinyl


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Artist – Chubby and the Gang

Album – Speed Kills Coloured Vinyl (Limited Edition)

Price – £18.99

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Chubby and the Gang Speed Kills Vinyl

At the start of 2020 several US publications began running

glowing reviews of ‘Speed Kills’, the breakneck debut album

from Chubby & the Gang, a West London punk troupe

comprised of members of various bands associated with The

New Wave of British Hardcore, among them Violent Reaction,

Abolition, Big Cheese and more. At the time, the band – helmed

by local electrician Charlie Manning – had developed a cult

following in the UK, largely rooted in the cross-pollinating

nature of the punk scene, select shows including dates with

Sheer Mag and an impending, last minute US run with Royal


 ‘Speed Kills’, produced by Jonah Falco of Fucked Up, would go

on to be called “the best punk-pop LP in recent memory” by

Paste Magazine, a debut that “comes alive with liberating

energy” in an 8.0 review from Pitchfork and full of “massive

barroom gang choruses, power chords at breakneck tempos,

rock spelled R-A-W-K and visceral gratification” as Stereogum

put it. Impressive going for a band at the time with no

publicist, no big budget label backing and no industry clout per

se, beyond increasingly fervent underground support.

 Following the quietly blossoming success of ‘Speed Kills’ earlier

this year, Chubby & the Gang now find a new home on Partisan

Records (IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Laura Marling, Fela Kuti) who

reissue the album in remastered form with the unreleased cut

‘Union Dues’ included to boot and with new music on the


 The LP arrives on yellow vinyl and includes a sticker sheet

featuring cartoon characters from the album artwork. It has

been remastered for vinyl at West London’s Metropolis Studios.

Chubby and the Gang Speed Kills Vinyl

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