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Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Red Box - Chenko (Tenka-io)

Simon Toulson-Clarke formed his first band at age thirteen with school friend Paddy Talbot, playing covers of Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple as well as some self-penned material. On leaving school he moved to Middlesborough and formed another band in the vein of the New York Dolls. In the late Seventies he went to study at The Polytechnic of Central London, where he formed a band with Julian Close. This band took on the name Red Box after a while and included further band members Paddy Talbot, Rob Legge and Martin Nickson.

The group released their debut single 'Chenko' on the Cherry Red label in 1983. The single failed to chart. Following this, the band slimmed down to a duo, and took on a more synth pop direction.

The single was revamped and re-released following the success of 'For America' and 'Lean on Me'. Released in 1987 as 'Chenko (Tenko-io)' the single again failed to chart anad became the final single of the 80's by the band.

Click the link below to download the following:
1983 Original Single Version

1987 Re-relesed Single Version
1983 Valley - B-Side
1987 Speeches - B-Side
Pow Wow Press Version
No Reservation Mix


Red Box - Chenko - Video

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