Chain Reaction - Hogtied / QuicksandLABEL: Backatcha Records
Now available back-to-back on 7” single, ‘Hogtied’ and ‘Quicksand’, two standout cuts from Chain Reaction’s debut long-player recorded in September 1975 at The Workhouse Studios, located on Old Kent Road, London. By the mid-70s, former Techniques singers Bruce Ruffin, Bobby Davis and Dave Collins had established individual recording careers with The Upsetters, The Sensations, Byron Lee & The Dragonaires, and Dave & Ansel Collins amongst others, reuniting in 1975 to form Chain Reaction, a fine-tuned, first-class soul trio performing ‘inna soul style’. Produced by industry veteran Stanley Pemberton of Congress Productions and Mike Hugg of Manfred Mann, Chain Reaction's blend of sweet vocal harmonies, funk-inflected grooves and Motownesque arrangements have long been favoured by soul collectors and beat-fiends alike. Both recordings are alternative 7" versions from studio tapes.