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The Chameleons -  'Tomorrow, Remember Yesterday' The Chameleons/Chameleons Vox 1980-2020

moochin about


Released: 28th May 2021


A stunning collection of rare & candid photo’ taken on the road, on stage, back stage & rehearsals by long time friend & part-time band member & manager, Tony Skinkis, documenting the iconic Manchester Post-Punk band, The Chameleons from 1980, up until 2020 as their latest incarnation as Chameleons Vox.

This is the first time many of these photo’s have been seen and have been lovingly collated in cahoots with Moochin’ About…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 highprofile 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 full-length 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 -  'Tomorrow, Remember Yesterday' The Chameleons/Chameleons Vox 1980-2020