Mark Burgess - Confessions, Lyrics & Nostalgia
In the first in a series of custom made books by critically acclaimed artist Iman Kakai-Lazell, featuring icons of ‘the world of arts & entertainment’ .
Each hardback & hand sewn book, will feature rare and unseen photo's, manipulated & re-imagined, with original lyrics & confessions from each subject, presented in a way never seen before… Each series will be extremely limited and will never be repressed... All initial l copies will be signed by artist & curator... Notes from the artists...' 'In these series of confessions, lines and lyrics desires come through in a form of dreams, events and more..the individual is able to express themselves in a way they haven't been able to...and more importantly for me to add my interpretation to each piece...i hope you you love reading these as much as I have creating them... I present... Mark Burgess' by iman Kakai-lazell The atmospheric post-punk pop band the Chameleons formed in Manchester, England, in 1981 : vocalist/bassist Mark Burgess, guitarists Reg Smithies & Dave Fielding and drummer John Lever. After establishing themselves with a series of high-profile BBC sessions, the Chameleons signed to Epic and debuted with the EP Nostalgia, a tense, moody set produced by Steve Lillywhite which featured the single 'In Shreds.'.... The quartet was soon released from its contract with Epic, but then signed to Statik and returned in 1983 with the band's first fulllength effort, Script of the Bridge. What Does Anything Mean? Basically followed in 1985, and with it came a new reliance on stylish production; following its release, the Chameleons signed to Geffen and emerged the following year with Strange Times. The dark, complex record proved to be the Chameleons' finale, however, when they split following the sudden death of manager Tony Fletcher; while Burgess and Smithies, now continue under touring under the guise ChameleonsVox… The Chameleons have had influences on many artists including The Flaming Lips, The Killers, Interpol, The Editors, Slowdive, The National, The Verve, Moby and Oasis...