i love this band. charlie. i first herd them on vinyl in 1977. johnny hold back! then also caught there concert in downtown portland oregon. they have always been on the top of my list of great unique music. including todd rundgren, yes, uk, fm, genisis, asia, joe walsh, and tia phong. i have always followed all there music. and have there vinyl collection in good condition. now i have never meet anyone who knows of this band or can share my enthusiasum about them with anyone. someday i would love to sit down with a charlie fan and learn some interesting facts. scott newton lake tahoe nevada. a loyal fan.
First heard Charlie around the same time whilst listening to the radio sat in the car. DJ played opening two tracks from No Second Chance and I was hooked. Not met anyone here who really knows the band. Jim Birmingham England.
Hello Charlie fans, I first heard Johnny hold back, and bought the album, back in the late 70's. I have 3 or 4 albums on vinyl. Recently have looked for their music on cd, no luck. I really liked their diversity, and sound. Its cool to see other fans out there. I have no turntable to play the vinyl, unfortunately it's been years. Sorry they never really got their due recognition. They had mine. Dana from So. Cal. Your not alone, man!
Amazon US have a number for sale on CD - here's a link for you http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n_3?rh=n%3A5174%2Cn%3A40%2Ck%3Acharlie&keywords=charlie&ie=UTF8&qid=1389973866&rnid=301668
My sentiments exactly. Nobody loves CHARLIE as much as I do! Good luck.
Randall J. Pollack
3147 Sonata Dr.
Las Vegas, NV. 89121-4238
I know them, too, I'm happy to say. I loved "Johnny Hold Back", "She Loves to Be in Love", "Killer Cut", "Watching TV" and most of all, "Pressure Point". I can't say I know their history, though. There just wasn't much coverage back then of such things where I live. I consider myself lucky to have heard them at all, really; I live in West Virginia, USA, and at the time we were pretty isolated. There was one record shop fifty miles from where I live that I used to go to when I had the opportunity, and that's where I heard them for the first time and bought "No Second Chance."
I still listen to them, though. Really interesting stuff, and always something to hear that I haven't heard before regardless of how many times I've heard the material. In that way, they remind me of Pink Floyd--there's always a surprise if you just listen.