Chameleons – Edge Sessions
Label: Metropolis Records 2022
Legendary post-punk pioneers Chameleons (UK) join Metropolis to release “Edge Sessions (Live From The Edge)” – seven classic Chameleons songs performed live in May of 2021 by founding members.
Legendary post-punk pioneers Chameleons (UK) join Metropolis to release “Edge Sessions (Live From The Edge)” – seven classic Chameleons songs performed live in May of 2021 by founding members Mark Burgess & Reg Smithies, joined by more recent members Chris Oliver (guitar), & Stephen Rice (drums). Three additional ChameleonsVox era live recording bonus tracks round out this stunning release.
Chameleons (UK) has long been cited as a hugely influential act, having inspired the likes of Moby, The Verve, The Flaming Lips, Interpol, The Killers, Editors and Oasis.
The Chameleons (UK) was formed in Manchester, England, in 1981, with vocalist/bassist Mark Burgess, guitarists Reg Smithies and Dave Fielding, and drummer John Lever (who quickly replaced founding member Brian Schofield). The band released three classic albums: “Script of the Bridge” (1983), “What Does Anything Mean? Basically?” (1985) and “Strange Times” (1986) before breaking up.
1. A Person Isn’t Safe Anywhere These Days
2. Return of the Roughnecks
3. Up The Down Escalator
4. Anyone Alive
5. Soul In Isolation
6. Singing Rule Britannia (As The Walls Close In)
7. Second Skin
CD Digipack, Double-vinyl