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There are several bands called Chimera:

1) The oldest is a UK Acid Folk/Baroque Psychedelia group which recorded a self-titled album in 1969-70.
Chimera were formed in the late 1960’s by West Country girls Francesca Garnett and Lisa Bankoff.
The line up of musicians supporting the girls often changed and among them featured artists such as Mal Luker (the Smoke), Bob Weston (Fleetwood Mac), Nick Mason/Rick Wright (the Pink Floyd) and Wil Malone (Orange Bicycle & later arranger for The Verve, Simple Minds, Massive Attack etc).

Chimera were signed to Morgan Bluetown records and as so often happens with record labels they stalled on releases (actually they didn’t release anything), this led to members of the band becoming disheartened with what should have been a straightforward fairly successful project, without an impending release several musicians saw little future in Chimera and they disbanded leaving an array of classic late 60’s progressive, acid-folk songs unreleased.
Nick Mason from Pink Floyd was producer for the band and subtle similarities can be heard on Pink Floyd’s later album “Dark Side Of The Moon”, *especially the guitar work on Peru.
In 2002, 32 years after recording, the album “Chimera” was remastered and finally released on a Tenth Planet label.

“Legendary lost masterpiece of late 60s acid folk/baroque psychedelia, the unreleased 1969 album by Chimera – featuring future Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Weston – was partly produced by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason who, like Rick Wright, makes a cameo appearance.

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  • Color_Of_Sound

    (1970) Good stuff... recommended for fans of acid baroque style.

    3 May 1:35am Reply
  • SoulDoomed

    Chimera - некорректный тэг для российской экспериментальной группы Химера. Уважаемые слушатели группы Химера, пожалуйста исправьте свои тэги, хотя бы из уважения и памяти к Эдуарду Старкову и его творчеству. Все правильно пишут, но вот только как исправить тэги на СД....

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • midwestfaggot

    http://www.discogs.com/%D0%A5%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B0-Zudwa/release/2542897

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • azachel

    ProgFolk okay.

    6 Oct 2012 Reply
  • BenGuinn

    хороши бляди

    29 Sep 2011 Reply
  • ReptilianC0mplx

    The shoegaze Chimera I mean

    15 Sep 2011 Reply
  • ReptilianC0mplx

    If anyone knows where I can download any of their shit, leave me a shout pl0x. Google disappointed me.

    15 Sep 2011 Reply
  • herkyjerky

    British Chimera was great, but Dutch Chimera was even better!

    15 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Ypec

    вместо того, чтобы спорить, лучше слушали бы музыку!:)

    1 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Nevmet

    Tonacatecuhtli-ты мудак к тому же ты гопота...ВАЛИ отсюдова...

    9 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Tonacatecuhtli

    Скоро то ты "доборешься", как доборолся буквально на днях, в рупоре если не ошибаюсь Tokio Hotel.

    9 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Tonacatecuhtli

    Across_The_Dark, уйди отсюда, ты даже не представляешь, что это за группы. Сделай милость, покинь этот рупор.

    9 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Tonacatecuhtli

    Moar85, в том то и дело, что название группы покойного Старкова - "Химера", а не "Chimera". Особенно стыдно русскоязычным скробблить Химеру под названием Chimera. Ну а Chimera, в первую очередь - это прекрасный психоделик/фолк-рок проект, где засветились между прочим Ник Мэйсон и Рик Райт. А во вторую очередь - ИМХО средней паршивости шугейз.

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Malezh

    krutue

    2 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Zeppitsu

    Thumbs up here for Chimera on Rephlex.

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Stramoniac

    Irish one.

    21 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Flow-Coma

    Rephlex / Mike Dred / Kosmik Kommando. Not that other silly business

    15 Jul 2010 Reply
  • TripleSol

    the irish chimera

    15 Jul 2010 Reply
  • MeGaBiTik

    vote for slovak photo

    9 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Meshi_Kuuna

    Rephlex records...

    3 Mar 2010 Reply
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