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The Beatles of El Paso

by The Chains

Authentic and gritty 1960's garage rock by the "Beatles of El Paso", The Chains...featuring Tor Pinney (later of Steam).
Genre: Rock: 60's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. It's A Shame
3:07 album only
2. Cee C. Roc
2:08 album only
3. A Walk In The Woods
2:08 album only
4. How Do You Feel
3:13 album only
5. I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore
2:46 album only
6. Has Anybody Seen My Freind
2:32 album only
7. Animal Farm
3:37 album only
8. I Should Have Stayed
2:08 album only
9. Heading Up Heading Down
2:38 album only
10. Come Tomorrow
2:50 album only
11. Stop The World (I Want To Get Off)
5:02 album only
12. You're In Love
2:18 album only
13. She's Still A Mystery
2:39 album only
14. Not Gonna Do It Tonight
2:46 album only
15. No Good
2:04 album only
16. Stingray
2:47 album only
17. Endless
2:40 album only
18. There Was A Time
2:20 album only
19. I Should Have Stayed
2:05 album only
20. Surfin' East Coast
2:19 album only


Album Notes
Initially gaining a modicum of fame in their home state of New York with the east coast surf/rock group The Dolphins, Roy and Tor Pinney eventually relocated to Texas and (both separately and together) found much greater success with The Chains, whose version of “I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore” was a regional smash. Referred to as “The Beatles of El Paso,” The Chains recorded four singles – all examples of 1960’s garage rock at its finest. This first ever compilation of the Pinney brothers’ ‘60’s music includes all of the 45s released by The Dolphins and The Chains as well as many never-before-heard and previously unreleased demos and acetates – along with additional bonus tracks that represent the earliest musical highlights of two very talented brothers.


16-page color booklet with detailed band history by Tor Pinney
20 songs - 10 never before issued!
Rare photos



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John Jackson

Great CD!! You gotta get one. Please see a review below.
This CD is excellent. I heard it at a buddy's house 2 weeks ago and will get a copy for my collection. As a UTEP college student in El Paso in the late 60s, I would frequently attend Chains concerts/dances. These guys would pack them in every time, often up to 2,000 kids! They made a Rock Concert wild and exciting! There were sometimes fist fights as guys tried to get close to the stage for a better look. The Chains were great musicians and would be jumping all over the stage while they played! The vocals and harmonies were very strong and their records were played all over Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. I once saw them perform with Linda Ronstadt and another time with Eric Burden and The Animals. Also, you always knew there would be a ton of girls at a Chains Concert!

Tom Kirby / Tonto & The Renegades

Must Buy!
I can't come up with enough good words to say about this CD. I highly recommend it. The packaging is superb. The booklet is full of info about and from these guys and the pictures are top notch as well. But, the main reason to pick this up is, this band is absolutely FANTASTIC. I'm surprised they didn't become a household name like some of the others.

Everything about this 20 track CD is awesome. The drumming, the guitar work (both lead/rhythm and bass) and the Hammond organ on here. And man, I can't leave out the vocals. For some reason the Chains are touted as "The Beatles of El Paso", but they really don't have a Beatles sound. Maybe they are compared to the Beatles just because they're so damn good. This is all the same basic band lineup throughout with minor changes, so it is different than a comp of all those different bands, but even my wife and kids like listening to this one. Again, I can't say enough good things about this band and CD.

Rick Kern

The Chains Reunion Show
Those of you that remember the Chains will have an opportunity to see them play again after
45 years. They will be part of our lineup of 9 great El Paso acts of the 60's and 70's. The show
will be the Fourth Annual Border Legends of El Paso Rock Concert on Oct. 13, 2012. For details
go to Face Book - "Border Legends of El Paso" or

Mara Edwards

The CD is GREAT, not to mention all the wonderful memories it brought back! The Chains were in a class of their own.
Superb musicians and music. As they say........try it, you'll LIKE it!

Yvonne Hakkaart

Great cd..... brings back memories of long time ago
I will play it over and over again!!

andrew lugo

The Chains
This is a great cd it brought me back when i lived in el paso and went to all the dances at Northgate and Catherdral amd MC Canyon I went to Burges High and I was able to meet all kinds of girls from other schools. This was the best time of my life. I used to dance the night away to the great music of the CHAINS.No matter were they were playing I always found a way to get there I hitched and walked home from many a dance.Thanks for bringing back the memories of the 60"s