Monday, June 28, 2004

Chris Moffa & The Competition - "Places To Live"

Chris Moffa of New Jersey's Chris Moffa & The Competition referred to his band's music as "Contact Music" which in his words meant "music brought about by a real need to express some serious social issues". They were compared to the Clash (though he didn't completely agree) and the song "Places To Live" is filled with Clash style references to rap/rock/disco and politics. The band's music had punk and pop/rock influences as well. They toured up and down the east coast in support of an ep from which this track comes but soon split up when Chris joined Soul Attack (soon to be featured here).Chris Moffa & The Competition were Chris Moffa - guitar and vocals, Jim Ohm - drums, and John Lewis - bass, although Frank Roselli played bass on this track.

Chris Moffa & The Competition - "Places To Live".mp3


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Moffa and The Competition (and Soul Attack, for that matter) can be heard in regular rotation at

8:17 PM  
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10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris's son anthony rocks too

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i ♥ u uncle chris

10:52 AM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Chris came across your album. We met at Hurrah's in New Jersey. Drop me a email - Peggy

10:13 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Chris came across your album. We met at Hurrah's in New Jersey - was a bartender there. Sent me a email Peggy

10:15 PM  
Blogger frank e said...

Will the real Chris Moffa please stand up--please stand up..if you look at these comments its the guy who was your bestman..decent bass player .. some social skills please find me Im still in BLoomfield NJ LISTED as well

12:07 AM  
Blogger frank e said...

Chris -- contact Frank in BLoomfield NJ

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

brighton bar!!!

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmm, mmm! hmm? mm, mm! So much anger, so little slappin!

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a bunch of loads. They strutted around like they were too cool for school, but their mediocrity was undeniable. All hat, no cowboy.

8:57 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Played some gigs at CBGB and chris moffa was on the bill.he was our competition!!UH OH trying break into the biz.working to get that coveted weekend gign not sure we got it but some people i told them we did a gig with the Bad Brains and looked at me like i was place ripping off the great place to play pool.nice sound system.dennis the the light man would ask before hand if you wanted extra crispy lights.too much. And robin the premadonna sound guy with the thinned out mullet warning that if you went over the time limit you would jeopardize your chance for a weekend..too much...we were so naive but it was the place.good times and no toolet seats!!!lol

9:24 PM  

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