Chelsea (American band)
|Origin||New York City|
|Associated acts||Kiss, Wicked Lester|
|Past members||Michael Benvenga|
Chelsea was an early 1970s band from New York City, best known for being the band of drummer Peter Criss before he joined Kiss. They released one album, the self-titled album Chelsea in 1971 and then collapsed during the recording of their unreleased second album.
In August 1971, the band became Lips (a trio consisting of Criss and his Chelsea bandmates Michael Benvenga and Stan Penridge). By the spring of 1973, Lips was just the duo of Criss and Penridge and eventually disbanded completely.
In 1973, Pete Shepley & Mike Brand recorded an unreleased album which included post-Chelsea Michael Benvenga, a pre-Kiss Peter Criss, and on two songs Gene Simmons as session musicians. It was titled Captain Sanity.
|Studio album by Chelsea|
|Peter Criss chronology|
Chelsea is the only album released by the band. Peter Criss is credited as Peter Cris in the liner notes.
- "Rollin' Along" (Shepley, Brand) – 2:34
- "Let's Call It a Day" (Shepley, Brand) – 3:05
- "Silver Lining" (Aridas, Benvenga) – 2:49
- "All American Boy" (Shepley, Brand) – 3:55
- "Hard Rock Music" (Shepley, Brand) – 5:10
- "Ophelia" (Shepley, Brand) – 2:38
- "Long River" (Shepley, Brand) – 6:41
- "Grace" (Shepley, Brand) – 3:17
- "Polly Von" (Aridas, Benvenga, Brand, Cris, Shepley) – 5:01
- "Good Company" (Shepley, Brand) – 1:44
- Peter Shepley – lead vocals
- Mike Brand – guitar
- Chris Aridas – guitar
- Michael Benvenga – bass, vocals
- Peter Criss – drums
- John Cale – viola on track 7 and 10
- Steve Loeb – piano on track 8