Formed: Huntingdon Beach, California, USA

Jerry Koskie - vocals
George Walker - guitars
Bob Glassley - bass
Rabit - drums

According to Rocktober website: "One of the early LA punk bands, the Chiefs [sic] are cited as inspirations by everyone who was from or around the L.A. scene. Even though they pre-dated hardcore (and despite their aggressiveness, were too melodic hooks to be considered h/c) they were a favorite of bands like Black Flag and Bad Religion. Walker was the Chiefs' [sic] guitarist, and a Black guy with a blue mohawk, an odd sight anywhere, was especially outstanding in the L.A. clubs. Their 45 ep Blues (Playgems, 1980) sells for $40 to $100 these days, thanks to namechecks over the years from everyone from Darby Crash (who worked with the band on recordings) and Henry Rollins (who tried to reissue stuff on his Infinite Zero label). They have been included on Killed By Death comps and recently a CD of their collective works was released."



Singles / Albums

The Cheifs - Blues        
(7", 1980)

Extraneous Releases

The Cheifs - Holly-west Crisis        
Holly-west Crisis
(CD, 1997)


The Cheifs / Black Flag - Career In Bootlegging The Cheifs / Black Flag - Demos Vol. 1 1980 The Chiefs - Discography 1980-82    
Career In Bootlegging
(2x7", split with Black Flag, 1995)
Demos Vol. 1 1980 (2x7", split with Black Flag, 2001) Discography 1980-82
(CD, 2004)


Various Artists

Chunks US 12" 1981 (New Alliance): The Lonelys

Who Cares US LP 1981 (American Standard): No Justice / Riot Squad / Scrapped

Killed By Death #2 (Raw Rare Punk Rock 77-82) US LP 1989 (Redrum): Blues

Bloodstains Across California US LP 1993 (Bloodstains): Tower 18





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