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The Chain Gang Of 1974 – Sleepwalking

The Chain Gang of 1974 is an indietronica project that is the moniker of American multi-instrumentalist and DJ Kamtin Mohager. Born in San Jose, California and raised in Hawaii before moving to Denver, Kamtin Mohager joined 3OH!3 as a touring bassist from 2007 through 2010. He subsequently formed The Chain Gang of 1974 and self-released Fantastic Nostalgic: The Early Recordings in 2010. That year also saw the release of his full-length debut, White Guts. Mohager moved to Los Angeles to record the follow-up album, Wayward Fire, which was released on Modern Art Records in 2011. Mohager described Wayward Fire as “all over the place, from a piano ballad to songs that sound like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Primal Scream, or Justice.”

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Zachary Houle of PopMatters called the album “an homage to the ’80s, in particular the soundtracks to John Hughes films, and it is, in a word, fun.” Pitchfork Media’s Ian Cohen remarked that it “ends up less like a living celebration of the past and more like a display case of your favorite synth-pop action figures in their original packaging.” David Marchese of Spin wrote that the album “swoons and grooves deliciously, but the lyrics have a distinctly processed flavor”. Max Blau of Paste called it “one of the better and most cohesive electronic albums” of 2011. Allmusic’s William Ruhlmann said “Mohager convincingly makes the case that there is more to say in the music of the ’80s, even if fashion has banished it to its own radio formats and nostal. Wikipedia®.

The Chain Gang Of 1974 – Sleepwalking

The Chain Gang of 1974 – Sleepwalking from official GTA V trailer

The Chain Gang Of 1974 – Sleepwalking Lyrics:
Destiny turned her face.
Nightmares and fallen shapes.
Stated of dreaming has left me numb.

Blue eyes and wandering lips.
True lies with fingertips.
Hidden tales of forbidden love.

You’ve left me miserable.
Miserable. Miserable. Miserable
Love.
You’ve left me miserable.
Miserable.Miserable.Miserable.

Maybe we’re just sleepwalking.
Maybe we’re just sleepwalking.

Visions of better times.
Kingdoms and law have won.
Why did God fail to improve us?

Teardrops through acid rain.
Burning down through our veins.
Can’t I just sleep for now?

Now, despite my fears, I dance for you.
And did what I just knew
I would care, would wait, and live
And get more desperate, desperate

YEAH

Maybe we’re just sleepwalking.
Maybe we’re just sleepwalking.
YEAH
Maybe we’re just sleepwalking.
Maybe we’re just sleepwalking.
Maybe we’re just sleepwalking.
Maybe we’re just sleepwalking.
Maybe we’re just sleepwalking.
Maybe we’re just sleepwalking.
Maybe we’re just sleepwalking.
Maybe we’re just sleepwalking.

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