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  • The Chameleons - Swamp Thing - 1986

    5:58

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    lyrics
    Swamp Thing (The Chameleons)

    Notes by Mark - Definitely one of my favourites from everything we did. I'd had the chords of the chorus, which Dave had come up with, running around my head for some time and knew, when the time came, what I'd sing to it. John and Reg meanwhile, had jammed out what were to be the verses and, not knowing what to call it, had named it 'Swamp'. When it came to working it out I started singing over it and then suggested we switch to the chorus idea. It was one of the quickest songs we ever did. It was recorded some months earlier in London and remixed for the album. I was dissatisfied with my own voice and it was suggested I stop smoking for a couple of days. I did and didn't light up again for about a year. Lyrically I regard it as a true prophesy.

    I can already hear your tune
    Calling me across the room
    When the world and his wife
    Are on my back again
    Not enough pleasure
    Too much pain

    When the world is too much with me
    Please leave, just go away
    Before I lose my mind completely
    Please leave, just go now
    In the sidestreet something's moving
    Look around, look around
    All around you
    Walls are tumbling down
    Stop staring at the ground

    I can practically see your face
    And another revolutionary falls from grace
    Hear the thunder in your brain
    Not enough sunshine
    Too much rain

    When the light of life has gone
    No change for the meter
    Then the king of spivs will come
    Selling blood by the litre
    When nothing's sacred anymore
    When the demon's knocking on your door
    You'll still be staring down at the floor

    Not too many hours from this hour
    So long?
    The storm comes
    Or is it just another shower?

    Picking up the pieces
    Half alive in a nine 'til five
    Vacant eyes
    Is it any wonder?
    Primal scream at the TV screen
    Close your eyes

    Now the world is too much with me
    Please leave, just go away
    Before I lose my mind completely
    Just leave, please go now
    Now nothing's sacred anymore
    When the demon's breaking down your door
    You'll still be staring down at the floor

    Not too many hours from this hour
    So long?
    Now the storm has come
    Or is it just another shower?
    Alternative Lyrics from Marks songbook (Dearest dead days):

    I can already hear your tune
    Calling me across the room
    When the world and his wife
    Are on my back again
    Not enough pleasure
    Too much pain

    When the world is too much with me
    Please leave, just go away
    Before I lose my mind completely
    Please leave, just go now
    In the sidestreet something's moving
    Look around, look around
    All around you
    Walls are tumbling down
    Stop staring at the ground

    I can practically see your face
    And another revolutionary falls from grace
    Hear the thunder in your brain
    Not enough sunshine
    Too much rain

    When the light of life has gone
    No change for the meter
    Then the king of spiv's will come
    Selling blood by the litre
    When nothing's sacred any more
    When the demon's knocking on your door
    You'll still be staring down at the floor

    Not too many hours from this hour
    So long?
    The storm comes
    Or is it just another shower?

    Picking up the pieces
    Half alive in a nine 'til five
    Vacant eyes
    Is it any wonder?

    Primal scream at the TV screen
    Close your eyes

    Now the world is too much with me
    Please leave, just go away
    Before I lose my mind completely
    Just leave, please go now
    Now nothing's sacred any more
    When the demon's breaking down your door
    You'll still be staring down at the floor

    Not too many hours from this hour
    So long?
    Now the storm has come
    Or is it just another shower?

    Thanks Mark.

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  • The Chameleons - Second Skin

    6:54

    Script of the bridge

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  • The Chameleons Vox - Full Performance

    36:12

    presents The Chameleons Vox performing Swamp Thing live at The Triple Door as part of KEXP's VIP Club Concert series. Recorded September 18, 2015.

    Songs:
    Swamp Thing
    Perfume Garden
    On The Beach
    Thursday's Child
    Second Skin
    View From A Hill

    Host: El Toro
    Audio Engineer: Craig Montgomery
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Shelly Corbett, Scott Holpainen & Justin Wilmore
    Editor: Jim Beckmann


  • The Chameleons - Second Skin

    6:18

    Live at the Camden Palace 1985.

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  • Perfume Garden

    4:36

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Perfume Garden · The Chameleons

    What Does Anything Mean? Basically (2009 Remaster)

    ℗ 2009 Blue Apple Music

    Released on: 2009-11-23

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Is It Any Wonder

    5:42

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Is It Any Wonder · The Chameleons

    Tony Fletcher Walked on Water EP

    ℗ 2013 Blue Apple Music

    Released on: 2013-05-27

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • The Chameleons UK - Perfume Garden

    4:37

    Statik Records 1985




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  • The Chameleons - A Person Isnt Safe Anywhere These Days

    5:45

    The Chameleons - A Person Isn't Safe Anywhere These Days,
    CD: Script of the Bridge,
    Year: 1983.

  • The Chameleons - Up the Down Escalator

    3:56

    A demo video I produced & Directed for the band back in 1983.

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  • Second Skin

    6:51

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Second Skin · The Chameleons

    Script Of The Bridge - 25th Anniversary Edition

    ℗ 2008 Blue Apple Music

    Released on: 2008-05-26

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • In Shreds

    4:10

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    In Shreds · The Chameleons

    What Does Anything Mean? Basically (2009 Remaster)

    ℗ 2009 Blue Apple Music

    Released on: 2009-11-23

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Dont Fall

    4:07

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Don't Fall · The Chameleons

    Script of the Bridge (Remastered)

    ℗ 2012 Blue Apple Music

    Released on: 2012-04-02

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Here Today

    3:58

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Here Today · The Chameleons

    Script of the Bridge (Remastered)

    ℗ 2012 Blue Apple Music

    Released on: 2012-04-02

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Chameleons Vox - Monkeyland

    7:15

    Mark Burgess, the voice (and bass) of The Chameleons, performs classic songs with new band, The Chameleons Vox, live in the KEXP studio. Recorded 9/21/10.

    Host: Marco Collins
    Engineer: Kevin Suggs
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Zachary Young
    Editing: Jim Beckmann


  • The Chameleons - In Shreds

    4:17

    Formed in Middleton near Manchester, England in 1981 The Chameleons never quite achieved the success of many of their contemporaries but are arguably just as important. Today the band still has a huge international fan base and it's not surprising. The distinct often melancholy sound is at once abrasive and melodic; their live performances both mesmerising and highly emotional; their stage presence larger than life. In many ways the Chameleons epitomise the northern post punk movement of the eighties, capturing the mood of those bleak times when many industries were in terminal decline and anywhere north of Watford was considered a wasteland. The Chameleons channelled dissolution in to music like nobody else, but somehow managed to create a sound that was uplifting, almost hymn-like.

    Live at Camden was shot in 1985 and became a best selling video on its release in the mid eighties. It features a superb performance and includes many of the bands most popular numbers.

  • The Chameleons UK - Tears

    10:16

    It's just coincidence
    Well, you can talk that way
    But I have to say
    I don't believe in it
    And with the chill of chance
    I decided to dance the days away
    And I wasn't worried at all
    Sneaking through the backdoor
    No, I wasn't worried at all
    Dreams are what you live for
    Waiting for the light to turn green
    Carry me home
    To the kindest eyes that I've ever seen
    Carry me home
    Can you tell me how will it be now?
    How will it be?

    Well we were younger then
    And the days were long and slow
    But were we wiser then?
    I couldn't say,
    I wouldn't know
    But I wasn't worried at all
    I had someone to run to
    No, I wasn't worried at all
    I knew which way the wind blew
    Picking out the chaos and gloom
    Carry me home
    I'll watch the ceiling spin round the room
    Carry me home
    Can you tell me how will it be now?
    How will it be?

    In the real world, how will it be?
    In a cold world, how will it be?
    In a lonely world
    (Beg and crawl)
    How will it be?
    Will the ghosts just stop!
    Following me

    Now drawn into the sun
    He was the only one
    He cries out to everyone
    For his only son

    From the window of my room now
    I can see the colour blue now
    You can't even look in my eyes now
    What would you see?
    If you could look into my eyes now
    What would you see?
    What would you see?
    It's a coincidence
    You can talk that way
    I don't believe in it
    ===========================
    It's just coincidence
    Well, you can talk that way
    But I have to say I don't believe in it
    It was a chill of chance,
    I decided to dance the days away

    And I wasn't worried at all
    Sneaking through the back door
    No, I wasn't worried at all
    Dreams are what you live for

    Waiting for the light to turn green
    Carry me home
    To the kindest eyes that I've ever seen
    Carry me home
    Well, can you tell me how will it be now?
    How will it be?
    Can you tell me, how will it be now?
    How will it be?

    Well we were younger then,
    And the days were long and slow
    But were we wiser then?
    I couldn't say, I wouldn't know

    But I wasn't worried at all
    I had someone to run to
    And I wasn't worried at all
    I knew which way the wind blew

    Counting out the chaos and gloom
    Carry me home
    And I watched the ceiling spin round the room
    Carry me home
    Well, can you tell me, how will it be now?
    How will it be?
    Can you tell me, how will it be now?
    How will it be?

    In the real world, how will it be?
    In a cold world, how will it be?
    In a lonely world, how will it be?
    Will the ghosts just stop following me?

    No, now drawn into the sun
    He was the only one

    In the real world, how will it be?
    In a cold, cold world, how will it be?
    Beck and call, beg and crawl, how will it be?
    Will the ghosts just stop following me?

    No, now drawn into the sun
    He was the only one

    And so I'll remember you,
    I'll remember the days and the thousands of ways you pulled me through,
    And dream of all the things you've seen,
    Of all the faces and all of the places you have been,
    Now you have no phone and you have no name and you have no number,
    And it comes to an end in the blink of an eye and it makes me wonder...

  • The Chameleons - Monkeyland

    5:24

    A demo video I produced & Directed for the band back in 1983.

  • Soul In Isolation

    7:28

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Soul In Isolation · The Chameleons UK

    Strange Times

    ℗ 1986 Geffen Records

    Released on: 1986-01-01

    Producer: Dave Allen
    Composer Lyricist: David Fielding
    Composer Lyricist: Reginald Hope Smithies
    Composer Lyricist: John Lever
    Composer Lyricist: Mark Burgess

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Chameleons - Up the Down Escalator, 1983 Belgian TV HQ

    4:18

    Filmed on November 12 1983 for Generation 80 Belgian TV programme, HQ version. The singer Mark Burgess continues touring worldwide today as Chameleons Vox. More info:

    Lyrics:
    Up the Down Escalator
    The Chameleons
    I'm gazing up at the faces staring blankly at me
    I suppose it's just a sign of the times.
    They tell me that tomorrow will never arrive
    But I've seen it end a million times.
    I lost my direction while dodging the flak
    Give me a hint or something
    If I could freeze time at the flick of a switch
    I wouldn't hesitate
    No!
    There must be something wrong boys.
    Obnoxious action, obnoxious results
    From teachers who refuse to be taught.
    Distorted pictures and dizzy dizzy people
    Rush by me at the speed of though.
    And sit at their tables and throw us the scraps
    For Christs' sake leave us something
    Now they can erase us at the flick of a switch
    How long will it take
    Now!
    There must be something wrong boys
    They're dragging me down.
    Eden, there's no Eden, anyway.
    They sit at their tables and throw us the scraps
    For Christs' sake leave us something
    Now they can erase you at the flick of a switch
    How much longer must we wait
    Now!
    There must be something wrong boys
    They're dragging me down
    You either swim or you drown.

    Songwriters: Dave Fielding / John Lever / Mark Burgess / Reginald Smithies
    Up the Down Escalator lyrics © BMG Rights Management US, LLC

  • The Chameleons - View from a Hill

    6:41

    High quality audio. This is the best song off the album, and certainly one of my all time favourite songs. Script of the Bridge was in my opinion their best (amongst other crackers) with dark dreamy tunes enveloped in chorused guitars and their obsession with delay pedals. It's a crying shame that this band didn't get as much attention that they deserved like their contemporaries such as Joy Division and U2. Both excellent bands, but in my opinion, this band blows them completely out of the water.

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  • The CHAMELEONS - In Shreds - 12 1981

    4:09

    The Chameleons - In Shreds

  • Monkeyland

    5:18

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Monkeyland · The Chameleons

    Script of the Bridge (Remastered)

    ℗ 2012 Blue Apple Music

    Released on: 2012-04-02

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • THE CHAMELEONS UK-STRANGE TIMES TOUR 2019-SALA ZERO

    1:27:42

    The Chameleons UK-Strange Times Tour 2019-Sala Zero
    Mark Burgess - Danny Ashberry - Stephen Rice - Neil Dwerryhouse- Chris Oliver. 7-6-2019 TARRAGONA.

  • The Chameleons - As High As You Can Go, 1982 Belgian TV HQ

    3:38

    Filmed May 5 1982 for the Generation 80 TV programme, HQ version. The singer Mark Burgess continues touring worldwide today as Chameleons Vox. More info:


    Lyrics:
    As High As You Can Go
    The Chameleons

    Out of tune boys, out of tune boys
    Signposts to the sun
    Single file boys, single file boys
    Signposts to the sun
    High as you can go
    Lennon to Munroe
    Claw their way to the stars
    High as you can go
    Lennon to Munroe
    Clawed their way to the stars
    I think they knew
    And I don't care who you are
    Just sign the line
    And away you fly
    Unexpectedly rejected
    Safety for the few
    Same excuses resurrected
    None of them are true
    High as you can go
    Grace Kelly to Garbo
    Clawed their way to the stars
    High as you can go
    Grace Kelly to Garbo
    Clawed their way to the stars
    I think they knew
    No I don't care who you are
    Just sign the line and away you fly
    Take a chance and join the dance
    And you can make the sound
    Take a chance and join the dance
    And we can go to ground
    Go to ground
    And I don't care who you are
    Just sign the line and away you fly

    Songwriters: David Fielding / John Lever / Mark Burgess / Reginald Hope Smithies
    As High As You Can Go lyrics © BMG Rights Management

  • The Chameleons - Soul in Isolation

    7:30

    from Wikipedia:

    The Chameleons (called The Chameleons UK on some American releases) were a dream pop/post-punk band that formed in Middleton, in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England in 1981 (see 1981 in music). They consisted of singer and bassist Mark Burgess, guitarist Reg Smithies, guitarist Dave Fielding, drummer John Lever as well as keyboardists Alistair Lewthwaite and Andy Clegg. Their body of work is still critically acclaimed within the music press and influenced bands as diverse as The Smiths, Protokoll, The Comsat Angels, Puressence, Interpol, Editors.[1] Through Mark Burgess' penetrating vocals and dark and ironic lyrics, their songs often dealt with personal themes of childlike innocence and a reverence for nostalgia. Musically, perhaps most notable in their work was the band's innovative and distinctive use of dual guitar melodies, courtesy of Reg Smithies and Dave Fielding, as opposed to the traditional rhythm-and-lead guitarist format prevalent in rock music even to this day. These arrangements were often characterized by the use of delay and choral effects. The Chameleons' unique sound is quite often compared to U2's The Edge.

  • The Chameleons - Live Nov 1984 London, Camden Palace, HD 1440p

    59:21

    Sound + picture dexb-remastered - New Upload, this time really the full concert..Tell me if you find this concert anywhere on this planet in better quality. † R.I.P. John Lever

  • The Chameleons - Dont Fall

    4:07

    Don't Fall
    Don't Fall

    Alone in a room I've been in once before
    Shapes in the hall
    I'm running for the door
    I'm out on the edge
    But I'm not defeated yet
    I hear my name above everything else
    Mark! Mark!
    Above everything else
    Don't fall !
    Don't fall !

    It's a freak out
    Nothing's familiar
    Nothing seems to fit into the scheme of things
    Seeing faces where there shouldn't be faces
    No-one's ever certain what tomorrow brings
    So don't fall my friend
    All nightmares have an end

    Hiding inside
    A room that's running red
    The place to be
    Exists only in your head
    And the focus of fear
    In the creases of a dress
    A female dress
    How did I come to be drowning in this mess
    This fucking mess
    Don't fall
    Don't fall

    It's a freak out
    Nothing's familiar
    Nothing seems to fit into the scheme of things
    Seeing faces where there shouldn't be faces
    No-one's ever certain what tomorrow brings
    Don't fall

    I know your back's against the wall
    But this roaring silence
    Won't devour us all
    Don't fall

  • The Chameleons Vox - Perfume Garden

    4:31

    presents The Chameleons Vox performing Perfume Garden live at The Triple Door as part of KEXP's VIP Club Concert series. Recorded September 18, 2015.

    Host: El Toro
    Audio Engineer: Craig Montgomery
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Shelly Corbett, Scott Holpainen & Justin Wilmore
    Editor: Jim Beckmann


  • The Chameleons - Less than Human

    4:14

    Less than Human by the Chameleons

  • TEARS

    5:07

    The Chameleons (called The Chameleons UK on some American releases) were a post-punk band that formed in Middleton, in Greater Manchester, England in 1981.

  • The Chameleons Vox - Up the Down Escalator

    4:17

    Mark Burgess, the voice (and bass) of The Chameleons, performs classic songs with new band, The Chameleons Vox, live in the KEXP studio. Recorded 9/21/10.

    Host: Marco Collins
    Engineer: Kevin Suggs
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Zachary Young
    Editing: Jim Beckmann


  • Tears

    5:08

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Tears · The Chameleons UK

    Strange Times

    ℗ 1986 Geffen Records

    Released on: 1986-01-01

    Producer: Dave Allen
    Composer Lyricist: David Fielding
    Composer Lyricist: Reginald Hope Smithies
    Composer Lyricist: John Lever
    Composer Lyricist: Mark Burgess

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The chameleons - Is it any wonder

    5:46

    Tony fletcher walking on water ...

  • The Chameleons - View from a Hill

    6:41

    SUBTITULADA
    song: View from a hill (script of the bridge, 1983)
    videos:

  • The Chameleons Vox - Swamp Thing

    6:33

    presents The Chameleons Vox performing Swamp Thing live at The Triple Door as part of KEXP's VIP Club Concert series. Recorded September 18, 2015.

    Host: El Toro
    Audio Engineer: Craig Montgomery
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Shelly Corbett, Scott Holpainen & Justin Wilmore
    Editor: Jim Beckmann


  • The Chameleons - Second Skin - official -

    9:47

    Chameleons Vox performing live at Fundbüro 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. Filmed by the Crazy Clip TV Team with 6 cams.

  • THE CHAMELEONS - In Shreds

    4:06

    THE CHAMELEONS - In Shreds (7 Single - 1982)





  • Dangerous Land - The Chameleons

    5:57

    This is one of my favorite song in this album,, THe Chameleons - Why call it Anything? 2001 album

  • The Chameleons UK - P.S. Goodbye

    4:00

    I've seen too many crazy sights
    I've had too many crazy nights
    I didn't want the scars to show
    In those moments only mothers know

    You know in retrospect it seems
    There's always danger in your dreams
    Like an actor stealing scenes
    All the magic moments in your teens

    With the thoughts you fight to hide
    Lady passion lady pride
    Sisters side by side
    Talking while our tongues are tied

  • THE CHAMELEONS - NOSTALGIA LYRICS

    5:23

    THE CHAMELEONS - NOSTALGIA (SUBTITULADO ESPAÑOL)
    Released 1985 - Single In Shreds
    LYRICS
    Absorbing your words - Asimilando tus palabras
    Battles raging within me - Batallan con rabia en mi interior
    Absorbing your words - Asimilando tus palabras
    Is gradually tearing my soul in two - Destrozan poco a poco mi alma en dos
    There isn't much I could do - No hay mucho que yo pueda hacer
    Despite my fear it helps to - A pesar de mis miedos esto me ayuda a..
    Share my nostalgia with you - compartir mi nostalgia contigo

    There isn't time to stand still - No hay tiempo para detenerse
    We are constantly changing - Constantemente cambiamos
    You're draining my will - Estás agotando mi voluntad
    I find myself rearranging my points of view - Me siento reordenando mis opiniones
    There isn't much I could do - No hay mucho que yo pueda hacer
    Despite my fear it helps to - A pesar de mis miedos esto me ayuda a..
    Share my nostalgia with you - compartir mi nostalgia contigo

    Tomorrow I remember yesterday - Mañana, me acuerdo de ayer..
    Tomorrow, remember yesterday - Mañana, recordarás el ayer..
    Tomorrow, remember yesterday - Mañana, recordarás el ayer..
    Tomorrow I remember yesterday - Mañana, me acuerdo de ayer..

    Whatever lies in my past - Cualquiera que sea, está en mi pasado
    Or what is yet in the future - O en el futuro que aún está por llegar
    Time passes so fast - El tiempo pasa tan deprisa
    Suppose there's always the danger - Supongo que hay siempre esta el peligro
    I won't pull through - No quiero pasar por hay
    I'll have to think this thing through - Tendré que pensarlo detenidamente
    Despite my fear it helps to - A pesar de mis miedos esto me ayuda a..
    Share my nostalgia with you - compartir mi nostalgia contigo

    Tomorrow I'll remember yesterday - Mañana, recordaré ayer..
    Tomorrow I remember yesterday - Mañana, me acuerdo de ayer..
    Tomorrow, remember yesterday - Mañana, recordarás el ayer..
    Tomorrow, remember yesterday - Mañana, recordarás el ayer..

    Tomorrow, remember yesterday - Mañana, recordarás el ayer..
    Tomorrow, remember yesterday - Mañana, recordarás el ayer..
    Tomorrow, remember yesterday - Mañana, recordarás el ayer..
    Tomorrow, remember yesterday - Mañana, recordarás el ayer..
    Tomorrow, remember yesterday - Mañana, recordarás el ayer..
    Tomorrow, nostalgia will lead me away - Mañana, la nostalgia me llevará lejos..
    Nostalgia will lead me away - La nostalgia me llevará lejos..
    Away - Lejos..
    Away - Lejos..
    Nostalgia will lead me away - La nostalgia me llevará lejos..
    Away - Lejos..
    Nostalgia will lead me away - La nostalgia me llevará lejos..
    Away - Lejos..
    Nostalgia will lead me away - La nostalgia me llevará lejos..
    Away - Lejos..

  • The Chameleons The Healer

    6:41

    Filmed at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, October 16-18 2002.
    one of the greatests bands on earth ....without any contestation

  • The Chameleons - Paradiso

    4:36

    From Wikipedia:

    The Chameleons (called The Chameleons UK on some American releases) were a dream pop/post-punk band that formed in Middleton, in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England in 1981 (see 1981 in music). They consisted of singer and bassist Mark Burgess, guitarist Reg Smithies, guitarist Dave Fielding, drummer John Lever as well as keyboardists Alistair Lewthwaite and Andy Clegg. Their body of work is still critically acclaimed within the music press and influenced bands as diverse as The Smiths, Protokoll, The Comsat Angels, Puressence, Interpol, Editors.[1] Through Mark Burgess' penetrating vocals and dark and ironic lyrics, their songs often dealt with personal themes of childlike innocence and a reverence for nostalgia. Musically, perhaps most notable in their work was the band's innovative and distinctive use of dual guitar melodies, courtesy of Reg Smithies and Dave Fielding, as opposed to the traditional rhythm-and-lead guitarist format prevalent in rock music even to this day. These arrangements were often characterized by the use of delay and choral effects. The Chameleons' unique sound is quite often compared to U2's The Edge.

  • the chameleons/dalis picture

    4:07

    the chameleons in germany 1984

  • The Chameleons Vox - View From A Hill

    7:12

    presents The Chameleons Vox performing Swamp Thing live at The Triple Door as part of KEXP's VIP Club Concert series. Recorded September 18, 2015.

    Host: El Toro
    Audio Engineer: Craig Montgomery
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Shelly Corbett, Scott Holpainen & Justin Wilmore
    Editor: Jim Beckmann


  • The Chameleons Vox - View From A Hill

    7:24

    Currently on tour in Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, UK playing the Script of the Bridge album.

    Paris, Maroquinerie. Ecstatic audience (so loud that a second encore was mandatory !), and truly a wonderful band.

  • The Chameleons UK - Second Skin

    6:52

    One cold damp evening
    The world stood still
    I watched as I held my breath
    A silhouette I thought I knew
    Came through
    And someone spoke to me
    Whispered in my ear
    This fantasy's for you
    Fantasies are in this year

    My whole life passed before my eyes
    I thought what they say is true
    I shed my skin and my disguise
    And cold, numb and naked
    I emerged from my cocoon
    And a half remembered tune
    Played softly in my head

    Then he turned smiling
    And said
    I realize a miracle is due
    I dedicate this melody to you
    But is this the stuff dreams are made of?
    If this is the stuff dreams are made of
    No wonder I feel like I'm floating on air
    Everywhere
    It feels like I'm everywhere

    When you fail to make the connection
    You know how vital it is
    Or when something slips through your fingers
    You know how precious it is
    Well you reach the point where you know
    It's only your second skin

    Someone's banging on my door

  • The CHAMELEONS ~ Intrigue in Tangiers demo

    4:45

    'Oh brother can you hear my voice?'

    The Chameleons were renowned for distinctive dual guitar melodies, here is a fine example in this demo version of 'Intrigue In Tangiers'. Their sound was usually very atmospheric and floaty... the Chameleons were the master's of making beautiful, dream-like music. Please enjoy this superb recording. Taken from the 'WHAT DOES ANYTHING MEAN? BASICALLY, COLLECTORS EDITION'.

  • The Chameleons UK - Second Skin

    6:03

    Strange Fruit 1990
    Catalog#:SFRCD114


    Images and music are copyrighted by their respective copyright owners

  • The Chameleons - Pleasure And Pain

    3:09

    Formed in Middleton near Manchester, England in 1981 The Chameleons never quite achieved the success of many of their contemporaries but are arguably just as important. Today the band still has a huge international fan base and it's not surprising. The distinct often melancholy sound is at once abrasive and melodic; their live performances both mesmerising and highly emotional; their stage presence larger than life. In many ways the Chameleons epitomise the northern post punk movement of the eighties, capturing the mood of those bleak times when many industries were in terminal decline and anywhere north of Watford was considered a wasteland. The Chameleons channelled dissolution in to music like nobody else, but somehow managed to create a sound that was uplifting, almost hymn-like.

    Arsenal, made in 1986 for Spanish TV not only includes an excellent live performance but also imagery reflecting the music and extensive interviews that prove the band really did have a sense of humour.

  • The Chameleons - Second Skin - Remastered Acoustic Version

    7:50

    The Acoustic Albums Strip and This Never Ending Now originally released in 2000 & 2002 will be soon compiled into one Remastered 2CD set + KEXP Radio Seattle Sessions as bonus tracks. This compilation will be simply called Acoustic Sessions.

    The cover of this new Chameleons Album will be a variation of the original This Never Ending Now.

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