Mar 14, 2018

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Hello, news just in Stephan Hawking has died died, now here's a man who despite the odds made something of his life. Hawking had a rare early-onset, slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that gradually paralysed him over the decades. He was still able to communicate using a single cheek muscle attached to a speech-generating device. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He was a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. Stephen Hawking died on 14 March 2018, at the age of 76. Rest in Piece ...

Today's artists were an English post-punk band formed in Middleton, Greater Manchester in 1981. The band originally consisted of singer and bassist Mark Burgess, guitarist Reg Smithies, guitarist Dave Fielding and drummer John Lever (replacing original drummer Brian Schofield). They released six studio albums and one EP before disbanding in 2003............N'Joy

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The atmospheric pop band the Chameleons formed in Manchester, England, in 1981 from the ashes of a number of local groups: vocalist/bassist Mark Burgess began with the Cliches, guitarists Reg Smithies and Dave Fielding arrived from the Years, and drummer John Lever (who quickly replaced founding member Brian Schofield) originated with the Politicians. 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 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 Lever continued on in the Sun and the Moon, Smithies and Fielding later reunited in the Reegs. In 1993, Burgess surfaced with his proper solo album Zima Junction. He and his band the Sons of God toured America the following year. In 95 Mark released Paradyning together with Yves Altana, who turned up in Invincible too, Mark's next group that released two albums Venus (99) and Black and Blue (02).

As the '90s came and went, the four members of the Chameleons UK continued to work on music and see one another on a personal basis. While their own musical projects kept them busy, a reunion was practically inevitable. The Chameleons reconnected in January 2000 to prep for three May dates in England. The acoustic-based, self-released Strip was available by showtime and for a limited time only. Additional European dates followed throughout the summer, and by fall the Chameleons UK played their first American shows in nearly 15 years. Several live efforts appeared shortly thereafter. Why Call It Anything? (2001) marked the Chameleons' first studio album since 1986's Strange Times. This Never Ending Now appeared two years later, and a reunion tour which took them across Europe and the United States, the band dissolved once again in early 2003.

Black Swan Lane is a US/UK indie rock band/project founded in 2007 by Jack Sobel and John Kolbeck (formerly of The Messengers), and Mark Burgess  For their first release, Long Way From Home, issued in 2007 by Eden Records, Sobel, Kolbeck and Burgess were joined by three Burgess associates: Yves Altana, Achim Faerber and percussionist Kwasi Asante. Vocalist Anna-Lynne Williams guested on the song "Fakers".

In November 2008, Sobel and Burgess were joined by Andy Whitaker and Andy Clegg to reform the Sun and the Moon for a one-off US show in Sobel's hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. During practice sessions for the show, several new songs were written which later became the basis for Black Swan Lane's second album, The Sun and the Moon Sessions, released in June 2009. Asante also collaborated on this album. In April 2010, the band released their third album, Things You Know and Love, to critical acclaim. In August 2011, the band released their fourth studio album, Staring Down the Path of Sound. For the first time, Burgess did not participate.

In 2009, Burgess and Lever reformed to play Chameleons back catalogue material, under the name ChameleonsVox. They issued an EP, M+D=1(8), in November 2013. In 2014, Lever and Fielding reunited to record an album as Red-Sided Garter Snakes. The group's album, Endless Sea, also featuring contributions from vocalist James Mudriczki (of Puressence) and Andy Clegg, was released in July 2015. Lever died on 13 March 2017 at the age of 55.

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The original demo album the Chameleons sent out to try and get a deal. Early version of songs, some lyrics are different etc. Dreams in Celluloid is an older version of Second Skin, Dali's Picture (the song) never surfaced anywhere but here which is a bit of a pity. Also has the amazing Things I Wish I Said. Early Chameleons are quite a bit more ragged than they were by the time Script Of The Bridge came out and most of the material is lyrically different than later versions. . Anyway, it's the Chameleons,  can't really go wrong here.

The Chameleons - Dali's Picture   (flac  296mb)

01 New Church 3:33
02 Russian Roulette 3:47
03 Question Of Temperature 2:56
04 Eat Your Heart Out 2:36
05 Portobello 2:40
06 Open Your Eyes 3:28
07 Livin' On Livin' 3:21
08 Li'l Boys Play With Dolls 3:42
09 Apocalypso 3:10
10 Holy War 4:23


The Chameleons - Live in Berlin (flac  305mb)
01 Less Than Human 3:51
02 Paper Tigers 4:01
03 Monkeyland 5:11
04 Thursday's Child 3:35
05 Second Skin 6:19
06 Pleasure And Pain 4:15
07 Singing Rule Britannia (While The Walls Close In) 3:50
08 Perfume Garden 4:10
09 One Flesh 3:37
10 In Shreds 4:06
11 Splitting In Two 4:55

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With two years, numerous radio sessions, and incessant gigging under their belts since their debut single, "In Shreds," the Chameleons came to the studio determined to make a great first album with Script of the Bridge. To say they succeeded would be like saying Shakespeare did pretty well with that one Hamlet play of his. Script remains a high-water mark of what can generally be called post-punk music, an hour's worth of one amazing song after another, practically a greatest-hits record on its own: the John Lennon tribute "Here Today," "Monkeyland," "Pleasure and Pain," "Paper Tigers," "As High as You Can Go," the breathtaking closer, "View From a Hill." Starting with the passionate fire of "Don't Fall," Script showcases how truly inventive, unique, and distinctly modern rock & roll could exist, instead of relentlessly rehashing the past to little effect. The scalpel-sharp interplay between the musicians is a sheer wonder to behold, the Dave Fielding/Reg Smithies guitar team provoke nothing but superlatives throughout, and John Lever and Mark Burgess make a perfect rhythm section -- while the crisp production of Colin Richardson and the band adds delicate synth lines and shadings, courtesy of early touring keyboardist Alistair Lewthwaite, and just the right amount of reverb and effects on the guitars. Add to that the words of Burgess, one of the few lyricists out there who can tackle Big Issues while retaining a human, personal touch, and it all just adds up perfectly. The best one-two punch comes from "Second Skin," a complex, beautifully arranged and played reflection on the meaning of music and fandom, and "Up the Down Escalator," an at once harrowing and thrilling antinuclear/mainstream politics slam.

The Chameleons - Script Of The Bridge (flac  369mb)
01 Don't Fall 4:06
02 Here Today 3:58
03 Monkeyland 5:18
04 Second Skin 6:51
05 Up The Down Escalator 3:58
06 Less Than Human 4:13
07 Pleasure And Pain 5:11
08 Thursday's Child 3:33
09 As High As You Can Go 3:36
10 A Person Isn't Safe Anywhere These Days 5:44
11 Paper Tigers 4:17
12 View From A Hill 6:40


The Chameleons - Script Bonus, Previously Unreleased Versions (flac   468mb)
01 In Shreds 4:10
02 Dear Dead Days 4:31
03 Things I Wish I Said 5:12
Live In Concert, Bremen 1983
04 Don't Fall 3:49
05 Here Today 3:51
06 Thursday's Child 3:47
07 A Person Isn't Safe Anywhere These Days 4:49
08 Less Than Human 4:01
09 Pleasure And Pain 4:32
10 Second Skin 6:01
11 Paper Tigers 4:08
12 Monkeyland 4:56
13 Singing Rule Britannia 4:19
14 Up The Down Escalator 3:59
15 View From A Hill 6:17

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