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Subject: The Chameleons UK

Written By: whistledog on 02/02/06 at 7:32 pm

Anyone ever heard of The Chameleons (or as they were known in America, The Chameleons UK)

They were a post-punk band from Manchester, England who released 3 albums in the early - mid 80's and scored cult hits with such songs as Up the Down Escalator, As High As You Can Go and Tears


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Originally, I'd never heard of them, but about 5 years ago, I bought a compilation tape from a goodwill that had "Up the Down Escalator" on it.  After that, I was hooked.  I think "As High As You Can Go" would be my favourite of theirs O0




Subject: Re: The Chameleons UK

Written By: karen on 02/03/06 at 4:11 am

The name sort of sounds familiar and I recognise the first album cover.  But when I listened to a clip it didn't really ring any bells.

What year did Up The Down Escalator come out?

Subject: Re: The Chameleons UK

Written By: gmann on 02/03/06 at 4:45 am


The Chameleons were great! I discovered them through the single "In Shreds", found on a classic alternative compilation during my college days. Like so many of the British groups that era, they were sadly overlooked here in the US. They reunited for a new album a few years back, but I don't know if it was a one-off sort of deal.

Subject: Re: The Chameleons UK

Written By: whistledog on 02/03/06 at 1:16 pm


The name sort of sounds familiar and I recognise the first album cover.  But when I listened to a clip it didn't really ring any bells.

What year did Up The Down Escalator come out?


Up the Down Escalator came out in '83 :)

Subject: Re: The Chameleons UK

Written By: whistledog on 02/03/06 at 1:17 pm


The Chameleons were great! I discovered them through the single "In Shreds", found on a classic alternative compilation during my college days. Like so many of the British groups that era, they were sadly overlooked here in the US. They reunited for a new album a few years back, but I don't know if it was a one-off sort of deal.


They did reunite yes.  They released 2 albums of previous material, and 1 album of new songs, before calling it quits once again  :\'(

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