Location: Leamington Spa | Website:  n/a

Line Up
Martin Cure (v,g) – also in The Peeps, Rainbows, Still life, Cupid’s Inspiration and The Rogues
Paul Shanahan (g) – also in Cupid’s Inspiration
Steve Walwyn (g) – also in Hands Off, The Mosquitoes, The DT’s, Steve Marriot Band and Dr. Feelgood
Bob Poole (b) – also in Cupid’s Inspiration, Snakebite, Shark Sandwich, Back To Back, Side by Side, Country Balls and The Motorvators
Andy Chaplin (d) – also in Cupid’s Inspiration, Steve Marriot Band, The DT’s, The Razors and The Steve Walwyn Band

Barry Eardley (g) – also in Atomic Rooster, The Mudsliders, Iron Horse and The Motorvators
Ted Duggan (d) – also in Two Tone Collective, Badfinger, The Mudsliders, Iron Horse, The Handsome Beasts and The Motorvators. As a session musician he has played for Elton John, The Drifters, Bad Finger, Desmond Decker, Pauline Black, Rankin Roger and Banco da Gaia

– Chevy’s history goes back to 1970 and the band Cupid’s Inspiration. In 1978 they use the name ‘4 Wheel Drive’ which later changed to Chevy.
– Toured with Alvin Lee and Hawkwind in 1980. The same year their song ‘Chevy’ appeared on the compilation “Metal for Muthas Vol. II” (LP, EMI 1980)
– Although they split in 1983, nearly all members formed Red On Red and for one year they toured England and also appeared on Radio and on British TV
– Chevy reunited in September 2010 with all 3 guitarists from the two line ups for a charity show at their home town. You can see some fantastic footage from that show here
– Bassist Bob Poole lived in Germany for 18 years playing and producing. He also played a lot as a solo acoustic performer. After his return to the UK and along with Baz Eardley (g) and Ted Duggan (d) they started a covers band called The Motorvators playing mostly 1970s Hard Rock
– Chevy had enough songs from the early 1980s for a second album

Too Much Loving

CHEVY - Too Much Loving Avatar

Avatar cover

CHEVY - Too Much Loving Bellaphon

Bellaphon cover

7″ Avatar Records (1980) AAA 104
7″ Bellaphon (1980) 10 07 035 (Germany)

1. Too Much Loving
2. See The Light

CHEVY - The Taker


The Taker

7″ Avatar Records (1981) AAA 107
7″ Avatar/Movieplay (1981) 02.2650/1 (Spain)

1. The Taker
2. Life On The Run

The b-side track on the Spanish issue is titled: ‘Shine On “Brilla”‘



CHEVY - The Taker album


The Taker

LP Avatar Records (1981) AALP 5001
LP Avatar Records (1981) 17.2650/9 (Spain)
LP AZ Records (1981) AZ/2 342 (France)
LP Bellaphon (1981) 2607008 (Germany)
LP Eastronics (1981) AALP 5001 (Israel)
LP Rossil (1981) RISLP 14088 (Portugal)
LP Rossil (1981) MLF 458 (Australia)

CD Krescendo Records (2010) KRECD050
CD Lost Gems Records (????) lgr 0345-583 (Australia)
2CD Rubicon Music (2012) RBNCD-1507 (Japan)
CD Rock Candy Records (2013) CANDY 182

1. The Taker
2. You Got Me Running
3. Skybird
4. Chevy
5. Too Much Loving
6. Turn On The Light
7. Shine On
8. Cold And Lonley
9. Rock On

The Rock Candy CD edition has the following bonus tracks:

10. Life On The Run
11. See The Light
12. Just Another Day

The 2CD Rubicon Music edition has the following bonus tracks:

10. Too Much Loving (Single Version)
11. See The Light
12. Life On The Run
13. Just Another Day

1. Chevy (Live 1981)
2. Hit And Run (Live 1981)
3. The Taker (Live 1981)
4. The Wind Of Change (Live 1981)
5. Same Old Feeling (Live 1981)
6. Rock On (Live 1981)
7. Heart Of Stone (Live 1982)
8. Run For Your Life (Live 1982)
9. Do What You Want To Do (Live 1982)
10. Fast Car (Live 1982)
11. Chevy (Live 1982)
12. The Wind Of Change (Live 1982)

CHEVY - Just Another Day


Just Another Day

7″ Avatar Records (1981) AAA 114

1. Just Another Day
2. Rock On