Quinta-feira, 20 de Setembro de 2007

THE CHAMELEONS -A BANDA DO MÊS DE SETEMBRO!

Obviamente que teremos outras bandas mais conhecidas e sou suspeita por falar mais em bandas dos DARK 80S, mas prometo agradar a todos. E ter outras mais pop e mais conhecidas...

Começo por escolher a banda do mês de Setembro!

The Chameleons



Mark "Birdy" Burgess - Vocals, Bass
Reg Smithies - Electric & Acoustic Guitar
Dave Fielding - Electric & Acoustic Guitar, and
John Lever - Drums
Dave  fez alguns teclados e tocou didgeridoo, bem como Alastair Lewthwaite e depois Andy Clegg
 Brian Schofield foi o baterista original. Martin Jackson substituiu Lever quando ele parou entre  82-83. O manager deles era o  Tony Skinkissaté Maio de  1985, e depois por  Tony Fletcher .

 

Alguma história da banda

Os Chameleons ou The Chameleons UK (por existir uma banda americana com esse nome) tinham um som dream pop/post-punk , a sua formação é de Middleton, no Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale,em Manchester 1981, Tinham um Baixista e cantor, dois guitarristas e um baterista. Em 1980 gravam 3 albuns muito aplaudidos pela critica imprensa inglesa.

Depois do seu 3 album e mutio afectados com a morte do seu manager Tony em 1987, esta banda ficou praticamente extinta ...no final de 2001 voltam para gravar 1 album  Why Call It Anything. A banda  atravessava problemas de cariz pessoal e mais uma vez se separa em 2002, depois de uma fantástica tour. Apesar de nunca terem tido o mesmo impacto que os U2,echo ou Joy Division esta banda deu origem a muito do pop que se faz hoje.

 

Bandas que dizem ser semelhantes

The Sound, Echo & The Bunnymen, Danse Society, Interpol,The Comsat Angels , Sad Lovers and Giants  entre outras consulta o lastfm.com

http://www.last.fm/music/The+Chameleons/+similar




DISCOGRAFIA

 

Albums

       Singles

  • 1982 In Shreds/Less Than Human
  • 1983 As High As You Can Go
  • 1983 A Person Isn't Safe Anywhere These Days
  • 1983 Up the Down Escalator (Import)
  • 1983 Don't Fall (Import)
  • 1985 In Shreds/Nostalgia
  • 1985 One Flesh (Import)
  • 1985 Singing Rule Britannia (While the Walls Close In)
  • 1986 Tears
  • 1986 Swamp Thing

     Compilations

  • 1986 The Fan and the Bellows
  • 1997 Return of the Roughnecks: The Best of the Chameleons

         Videos
     The Chameleons Live At The Camden Palace 1985
      
Live At The Haçienda 1994

        Arsenal - Spain 1995

       Live at the Gallery - UK - 1982 1996

       Resurrection - Live at the Manchester Academy  2001

      The Gallery Club Manchester & The Haçienda Manchester 2002

     Sing Rule Britannia - The Chameleons Live 2004


    

 

 

 

Aqui ficam alguns clips e o site oficial
http://www.thechameleons.com/

 

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Curiosidades
) 'Don't Fall' - 'In his autumn before the Winter comes man's last mad surge of youth.' 'What on Earth are you talking about?'
Aparentemente existem 2 sugestões para esta passagem, logo do começo da musica do filme "Two Sisters From Boston ou A Town Called Alice".

Amusica Second skin começou por ter um outro nome 'Dreams In Celluloid' e depois Films' nessa altura o Marc andava a ler um livro sobre a morte.
 
 
LETRAS DE 2 MÚSICAS

DONT FALL

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!

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 fuckin' mess
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

Alternative Lyrics from Marks songbook (Dearest dead days):

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!

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

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


SECOND SKIN

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 realise 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

It's like 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

Alternative Lyrics from Marks songbook (Dearest dead days):

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 realise 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
It's like 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

 

Bem espero que gostem :)

Saudosista  M80

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4 comentários:
De André faria a 20 de Setembro de 2007 às 23:33
Mais que banda do mês, é a banda da minha vida. Vai ao meu blogue, procura o separador Chameleons e encontras lá muitas raridades para fazeres download, incluindo 3 músicas do concerto dos Chameleons em portugal... :)

E já agora, ou muito me engano, ou o Strange Times vai ganhar a votação para melhor álbum da época 1985-1989. O From the Lion´s Mouth ganhou o da época 1980-1984...
De André Faria a 20 de Setembro de 2007 às 23:43
Ah, já agora entra no tag "grandes discos". Tem lá muita coisinha boa, incluindo Sound, Danse Society e Echo... :)
De tarzanboy a 28 de Setembro de 2007 às 16:32
Parabéns pelo aniversário e, já agora, pelo blogue! :)
De the melg@ a 14 de Janeiro de 2009 às 11:58
já andam com as manias do cromo do emo kid faria? ele que vá catar piolhos para o baleal.
porra! dass!!!! só gostam dos camelos!

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