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The Chameleons

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(1981 – 1987, 2001 – 2003)

The Chameleons (called The Chameleons UK on some American releases) were a band that formed in Middleton, Greater Manchester, England in 1981. They consisted of singer and bassist Mark Burgess, guitarist Reg Smithies, guitarist Dave Fielding, and drummer John Lever.

The band initially released three studio albums in the 1980s, to solid critical acclaim. After their third release, Strange Times, in 1987 they abruptly disbanded following the sudden death of band manager Tony Fletcher. The Chameleons were, for all practical purposes, extinct for well over a decade before releasing - to the delight and even disbelief of its ardently loyal fan base - a final studio album in 2001, entitled Why Call It Anything. The band quickly dissolved once again in 2003 due to personal differences, after a successful reunion tour which took them across Europe and the United States. Though having never attained the level of commercial success or fame enjoyed by their contemporaries (e.g. U2, Echo And The Bunnymen, Joy Division), The Chameleons’ early impact can still be felt throughout much of popular music today.

Dave Fielding went on to form The Reegs who released a couple of ep’s . Then in 2003 formed Coconut Dogfuck a trance techno dance act with Ralph on percussion, Paul Didge on didge and Dave playing guitar and dulcimer . They released an ep and played festivals and gigs around the uk .

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  • Zombak39

    Доедайте, котятки.

    27 Feb 1:04am Reply
  • chantywrastler

    Up the Down Escalator ♥

    25 Feb 2:30pm Reply
  • KuriousBanana

    KuriousBanana I own a vinyl copy of The Sun and the Moon but sadly I don't have it on CD and I won't pay over £50 for it! Can someone send me a digital copy via Dropbox? Inbox me please.

    22 Feb 7:18pm Reply
  • leneheart

    15 Feb 12:42pm Reply
  • jeszczeniekot

    http://jeszczenie.pl/the-chameleons-script-of-the-bridge/

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • lightsalover

    ах

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • bratyaverno

    это не зашквар, вовсе нет

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • etherealmoment

    these guys are truly the most underrated band on the planet and OHMYGOD TOURING THE STATES I FINALLY GET MY SHOT TO SEE THEM BWAAHHHHHHHH

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Breddou

    >>>и почему так мало слушателей хочешь, чтобы был такой же зашквар как с joy division? >Нужно >>больше >>>>>>>стрелочек!!!

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • ziggy_stardust_

    Tears <3

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • neworder36

    they are coming to the states soon. and by they, i obviously mean Mark Burgess and his crew (which are an amazing band in their own right). I'm so glad Mark is still performing the music he created! be on the look out for ChamsVox next year in the states!

    25 Sep 2014 Reply
  • I0O

    это зашквар и так и так

    20 Sep 2014 Reply
  • vova_spit

    >>и почему так мало слушателей хочешь, чтобы был такой же зашквар как с joy division?

    20 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Viiiikt

    и почему так мало слушателей

    3 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Nate_Dark_Shade

    Their music makes me feel like i'm floating on air.

    31 Aug 2014 Reply
  • odel1980

    "Script of the Bridge" is one of the greastest albums of all times. It's a masterpiece from the first to the last second. I never tire to listening to it.

    30 Aug 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    brashq, а че, Бэнкс сдох уже?

    12 Aug 2014 Reply
  • brashq

    Отличная группа, вдохновившая целое поколение пост-панка, некоторые даже откровенно копировали группу, правда не дожили до наших дней из за автомобильных аварий с автобусами.

    7 Aug 2014 Reply
  • technikpit

    Alltime Favorite!

    2 Aug 2014 Reply
  • deadbynovember

    отличные ребята

    28 Jul 2014 Reply
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