Members: Gibby-Vx/Gtr, Cory-Bass/Bg Vx, Rad-Gtr, Jim-Drums
Hoboken, NJ based, Aggro-Rock band High Speed Chase has gone through the kinds of changes that would end the careers of many a thin-skinned musician. Line-up changes, personal dramas, and the overwhelming fear that the past 7 plus years may have been a futile, uphill battle were weighing heavy like a 20-ton anchor chained to the bumper. Needless to say, these issues barely put a dent in the chassis of what has always been a fine-tuned machine -- ready to take on the world, no matter the barriers.
Upon the release of their debut CD, "Speed Limit None" in 2004, it was obvious that High Speed Chase were a band to be reckoned with. Perhaps the most striking thing about High Speed Chase over their career has been their unrelenting live performances. Combine a vibrant and violent hell ride through the duality of human nature and the tragic consequences of alienation, wrapped up in a miasma of dischord and despair, and High Speed Chase prove again and again that fist-to-the-face rocking with balls-to-the-wall head banging make for an out-of-body experience. Some feel dazed, others enlightened -- but all are changed in some profound, unexplainable way. After playing so many shows at so many amazing venues (CBGB, Maxwell's, Irving Plaza, The Stone Pony) and having the opportunity to share the stage with so many amazing performers (The Fixx, Green Day, GlassJAw, Helmet), the remaining members of High Speed Chase decided that now is not the time to be throwing in the towel just yet.
Bearing in mind the standards they have set for themselves, there can be no doubt that High Speed Chase are back with a vengeance, with renewed attitude and appetite -- ready to begin 2010 as if the past year and a half never happened. It's no surprise that the band's fans were hoping they would stick it out, keep the flames burning for the faithful, deliver powerful new songs to the anxious, and get ready to make an even more cathartic new CD with the same passion and commitment that has kept High Speed Chase driving full bore down the indie-rock highway that they navigate so very well.