Friday, December 02, 2011
vintage national lampoon ad of the day
"Flee." - Dave Marsh, summarizing the discography of Chase in the 1979 edition of The Rolling Stone Record Guide.
All three of Chase's records were bestowed with the guide's lowest rating on a five star scale, which wasn't a star but a square, defined as "worthless: records that need never (or should never) have been created. Reserved for the most bathetic bathwater."
Was Chase's style of jazz-rock fusion deserving of snarky scorn? A YouTube search came up with a ltelevision performance that lives up to their horny billing.
The group's career was cut short when leader Bill Chase and three other members were killed in a plane crash in 1974.
Source: National Lampoon, May 1972