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There are at least two bands with the name Chicks:

1. Chicks was a band from Brisbane in Australia formed in the mid 1970s, originally called Chicks Incorporated. They drew inspiration from American disco, funk, soul and rock and were one of the first Australian all girl instrumental bands led by drummer Miriam Curtis and lead singer Safanya (previously a part of the Australian cast in Jesus Christ Superstar). Other members included Pamela Withnall on saxophone who eventually moved to Sydney to join The Party Girls and is still very active in the Australian jazz scene. The band attracted the attention of local audiences for their wild and charismatic performances featuring photogenic backup dancers who often overshadowed the instrumental ability of the band.
They signed with RCA Records in 1977 and released singles like “Jive To Stay Alive”, “Movie Star”, and “I’m On Fire”. By 1980 they released their only album “Security” which was produced by Curtis and had songs written by top Brisbane based musicians Peter Moscos, Laurie Stone, David Bentley (who wrote the international hit “In A Broken Dream” for Python Lee Jackson featuring Rod Stewart), and Kenny Wheeler. The band had evolved into a mixed band but retained female lead vocals. Their last known recording was “Stormy Nights” for the “That’s Queensland” album released by rock radio station 4IP (1008 AM).

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  • Thelikefaneire

    These girls are amazing. Only found out about them last week after reading about thier album in The Dubliner. Is it called Chicks Do Philly or just Chicks? It doesnt say anything on the album. Also its not on their profile yet?

    29 May 2008 Reply
  • tom_dissonance

    yeh... i remember having a proper thing for Annie. ace

    18 Aug 2007 Reply
  • protent

    oh the good old days

    11 Apr 2007 Reply

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