Bloody Chicletts

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Bloody Chicletts
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Alternative rock, power pop, new wave[1]
Labels BMG, Ariola
Associated acts Limblifter, Age of Electric, Odds, Damn The Diva
Past members Glen Reid
Devin Reschny
Gabe Tracey
Chad Reid
Kurt Dahle
Glenn Kruger

Bloody Chicletts was a Canadian new wave, power pop band best known for their only album; 1996's Presenting...Bloody Chicletts.

History[edit]

Bloody Chicletts consisted of guitarist/vocalist Glen Reid, keyboardist Devin Reschny, bassist Chad Reid (Yoko Casionos) and drummer Gabe Tracey. Reid and Reschny were from Calgary, Alberta and moved to Vancouver's Kitsilano neighborhood to escape the cold climate in Calgary, and to find additional musicians. Glen and Chad Reid are cousins, while Tracey was added to the lineup after the departures of drummers Kurt Dahle (Age of Electric, Limblifter, the New Pornographers) and Glenn Kruger (the Paperboys, Mudgirl, Tariq, Fidgital, the Real McKenzies). The band was influenced by The Police, The Cars, and Blondie.

For short time in 1997, Glen Reid was a member of The Odds.[2]

Presenting...Bloody Chicletts[edit]

In 2008 Presenting...Bloody Chicletts was ranked by John M. Borack at No. 184 in the 200 best power pop albums of all-time list in his book Shake Some Action: The Ultimate Power Pop Guide.

Presenting...Bloody Chicletts was mixed by Garth "GGGarth" Richardson, and charted in Canada on the Canadian Campus Radio Chart, debuting at No. 30.[3] The album spent 8 weeks on the chart and reached No. 21 in February 1997.[4] Presenting...Bloody Chicletts was produced by drummer Kurt Dahle of Limblifter who also drummed on the album.[5]

"She's a Freak", the lead single from Presenting...Bloody Chicletts debuted at No. 29 on the RPM Alternative 30 charts on November 11, 1996,[6] and stayed on the chart for 8 weeks, eventually reaching No. 13 in January 1997.[7]

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