The Chameleons – John Peel Sessions
The Chameleons are an English post-punk band formed in Middleton, Greater Manchester, England, in 1981. The band consisted of singer and bassist Mark Burgess, guitarists Reg Smithies and Dave Fielding, and drummer John Lever. Known for their atmospheric, guitar-based sound, the Chameleons are regarded as one of the most underrated Manchester bands of the 1980s. They did not attain the commercial success of other groups from the Manchester scene but developed a cult following. Covering sessions from 1981, 1983 and 1984 in the John Peel show, the band are captured in bullish mood, free of the contractual worries that choked their career, and free to do what they always enjoyed most, making music. Near-live recordings bursting with passion and youthful energy. Early versions of songs from their first two albums, including a few rarities and alternative versions. All tracks restored and re-mastered in 2014.
2 x LP, 45 RPM, Remastered
Label: Blue Apple Music