Chameleons UK

Earlier this morning, I randomly found a Chameleons song referred to in a blog column, which inspired me to listen to just about everything that I have by the band, on repeat. Here's everything I could find online for you. Enjoy.

The Chameleons - Perfume Garden
The Chameleons - Up The Down Escalator
The Chameleons - Monkeyland
The Chameleons - Nathan's Phase [Live In Cambridge]

The Chameleons official site


Anonymous The Disappeared said...

So glad you posted something by The Chameleons. They are/were one of our great, lost bands. Coming from Manchester as I do, I've always had a soft spot for them as a "local band" and I've seen them live at least a dozen times, from the early 80s through to the "reunion" gigs in 2000.

The first two albums in particular ("Script of the Bridge" and "What Does Anything Mean, Basically") are both excellent examples of riff-driven, indie rock. Think early Cure, or maybe the first Echo & The Bunnymen album. For the guitarists among us, there are layers of tunes just dripping out of the speakers. There's lots of early 80s reverb, chorus pedals and echo units going on, giving you the most fluid and beautiful guitar sounds you've heard in ages.

They never really bothered the charts much after their first single ("In Shreds") but they had critical acclaim in spadefuls to make up for the lack of commercial success.

Thanks for reminding me of all this!

4:01 PM  

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