19/3/17 – John Lever – Chameleons’ Drummer Has Died / The Chameleons – In Shreds – 1982

Sad and shocking news this week as The Chameleon’s drummer John Lever has passed away after a short illness. John was the driving powerhouse in one of the great Post-Punk, edgy guitar bands. Their sound captured both simultaneous intensity and atmosphere in a unique musical chemistry. Singer Mark Burgess announced this week that John had died on the morning of March 13th – a father of two, he was just 55 years old.

John was also a member of post Chameleons band The Sun And The Moon with Burgess and more recently The Red-sided Garter Snakes with ex Chameleons guitarist Dave Fielding. Deepest sympathy to family, friends and fellow musicians.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chameleons

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sun_and_the_Moon_(The_Sun_and_the_Moon_album)

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This post from last April is The Chameleons classic debut single In Shreds (1982) that miraculously didn’t appear on their first album Script For A Bridge released in 1983.

6/4/16 – The Chameleons – In Shreds – 1982