Chicken Diamond- II LP. Chicken Diamond is a one-man band from France. He makes what he calls punk blues. A battered French accent that sounds as if it’s been steeped in enough whiskey, petrol and cigarettes to kill any normal man. All the musicians on this album are machines, he uses drum machines, bass loops and samples that sound as near to a live band as I’ve ever heard. It’s a massive sound. Blues, punk, rock’n’roll with brash thunderous riffs all over this one.