CHRIS BURROUGHS Trade of Chains cd 1991 New Rose 320 kbps
Trade Of Chains / Walking The Length Of Zion / Signs Of Life / Skeleton Radio / Mile Wide Road / Too Many Criminals / Raining On New Years / Airplanes Landing In The Snow / Sounds Of Silence / Here Today / Trade Of Chains (reprise) .
Produced by C. Burroughs.
C. Burroughs : vocals, guitars, B-3 / J. Ray : drums, kick ans snare / J. Martinez : bass / J. LeGore : bass, acoustic bass, fretless bass / P. Pendleton : percussion, rattlesnake shake, tambourine / C. Cacavas : piano, accordeon / L. Kaufman : B-3, piano.
"...With a lyrical mix of vagabond philosophy and social commentary, Chris Burroughs has been called a cosmopolitan drifter with a great command of language. With the release of his fourth album in Europe, "Loose", Burroughs is once again telling vivid stories against the backdrop of a waning American culture. The brash electric and rich acoustic guitars on "Loose" are the ideal counterpoint to Burroughs' reflective lyrics. This stylish rocking and roaming is a Chris Burroughs trademark.
Burroughs was born and raised in New Jersey, and attended Rutgers University as a journalism student before emigrating to Arizona. There he put together The Nationals, and spent two years playing every nightmare gig from Bisbee to Flagstaff before moving to Los Angeles. " We would do something like eighteen one-niters in a row, and only play three cities," says Burroughs. A tip from a publisher friend in L.A. led to the release of the critically acclaimed "West Of Texas" on the now defunkt New Rose label in France, followed one year later by "Trade Of Chains".
With brief stints in bands like Yard Trauma, Losers Club, Onlys, and Misfit Toys, for years he split his time between Tucson and Los Angeles. While wearing out the engines on a small fleet of antique cars, on long drives Burroughs would scribble lyric ideas on their dashboards and headliners...( to be continued) Source