The Chesterfields

Formed 1984. Disbanded 1989
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The Chesterfields

The Chesterfields Biography (Wikipedia)

The Chesterfields were an English indie pop band from Yeovil in Somerset. Hardcore fans tended to refer to them as "The Chesterf!elds", with an exclamation mark replacing the "i", following the example of the band's logo.

The band was formed in summer 1984 by Dave Goldsworthy (vocals, guitar), Simon Barber (bass, vocals), and Dominic Manns (drums), joined in 1985 by Brendan Holden (guitar). Early recordings included contributions to the Golden Pathway tapes, that captured the West Country music scene of the time, such as "Stephanie Adores" and "The Boy Who Sold His Suitcase", the latter with a female lead singer, Sarah.

The first vinyl release was as one half of a flexi disc; "Nose out of Joint" shared a single side with The Shop Assistants' "Home Again", and was given away free with copies of London's Legend fanzine and future Subway Organisation boss, Martin Whitehead's own Bristol fanzine.

They signed to The Subway Organization, releasing three well-received singles, before Holden was replaced by Rodney Allen. The debut LP Kettle was released in July 1987, with a compilation of the early singles, Westward Ho! issued later the same year. Allen left to join The Blue Aeroplanes, to be replaced temporarily by Andy Strickland of The Loft/The Caretaker Race, before a more permanent replacement was found in the form of Simon Barber's brother Mark.

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Completely And Utterley
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Completely And Utterley
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Ask Johnny Dee
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Ask Johnny Dee
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Two Girls And A Treehouse (Radio 1 Session, 17 Dec 1986)
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Two Girls And A Treehouse (Radio 1 Session, 17 Dec 1986)
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Oh! Mr Wilson (Radio 1 Session, 17 Dec 1986)
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Oh! Mr Wilson (Radio 1 Session, 17 Dec 1986)
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Love Mountain (Radio 1 Session, 17 Dec 1986)
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Love Mountain (Radio 1 Session, 17 Dec 1986)
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What's Your Perversion (Radio 1 Session, 17 Dec 1986)
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What's Your Perversion (Radio 1 Session, 17 Dec 1986)
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Shame About The Rain
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Shame About The Rain
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Let It Go - BBC Session 10/02/1988
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Let It Go - BBC Session 10/02/1988
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Twin Town - BBC Session 10/02/1988
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Twin Town - BBC Session 10/02/1988
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Lunchtime For The Wild Youth - BBC Session 10/02/1988
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Lunchtime For The Wild Youth - BBC Session 10/02/1988
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Last Train To Yeovil
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Last Train To Yeovil
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International Walkabout - BBC Session 10/02/1988
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International Walkabout - BBC Session 10/02/1988
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What's Your Perversion ? - BBC Session 17/12/1986
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What's Your Perversion ? - BBC Session 17/12/1986
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