Tag Archives: The Chameleons

John Lever

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 […]

The Chameleons - Tears 7 inch Cover Art - 1986

5/4/16 – The Chameleons – Tears – 1986

On the subject of tears, The Chameleons, Middleton’s Post-Punk melodic maestros recorded this track from their third album Strange Times as both an electric and acoustic song. Those arpeggios, EBows, moody washes and strong vocal melody made it one of their most enduring songs from their middle period. How there came to be two versions might […]