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WINTERS OF DISCONTENT: THE PEEL SESSIONS 77-83 (1991) [Various Artists]

WINTERS OF DISCONTENT: THE PEEL SESSIONS 77-83 (1991) [Various Artists]

A stunning find this, from the great isupplythecountrywithbutter

A very rare, out of print collection of great Peel tracks from more great bands than you could shake Sarah Palin at!

I mean it’s even got the wonderful cult Irish group Microdisney for fucks sake!

And it’s got one of my favourite songs of all time, The Only Ones’ sublime punk pop classic Another Girl Another Planet!

I officially am in love with this amazing album!

isupplythecountrywithbutter says;

Absolutely and ridiculously great collection of nearly every important Post-Punk band you can think of, live at Maida Vale studios. Yep, all of these recordings were radio sessions for the late, great DJ, John Peel. To name just a few of the artists featured, how about Buzzcocks, The Skids, The Ruts, The Birthday Party, Young Marble Giants, The Redskins, Associates, The Chameleons and many, many more. As you already know, John Peel wanted each artist to feel comfortable and to experiment. Bands tended to stretch out a bit, relax and have fun. These sessions prove this to be the case. 25 tracks, all of them Fan-Fucking-Tastic.

Enjoy!

I ripped this from the original and very out-of-print CD at 192.


Tracklisting

The Stranglers – Something Better Change
Siouxsie And The Banshees – Love In A Void
The Adverts – Gary Gilmore’s Eyes
The Slits – Shoplifting
Buzzcocks – Fast Cars
Rich Kids – Rich Kids
Skids – Of One Skin
Adam And The Ants – It Doesn’t Matter
The Only Ones – Another Girl Another Planet
Stiff Little Fingers – Suspect Device
The Fall – Mess Of My
The Damned – Stretcher Case
King – Anti Pope
Echo And The Bunnymen – Read It In Books
The Ruts – Sus
Young Marble Giants – Brand New Life
The Nightingales – Start From Scratch
The Birthday Party – Big Jesus Trash Can
Associates – A Matter Of Gender
The Chameleons – The Fan And The Bellows
The Very Things – Wall Of Fir
The Wild Swans – Enchanted
Microdisney – Sun
The Redskins – Kick Over The Statues
Billy Bragg – A New England

Here be real music!

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October 1, 2008 Posted by | Billy Bragg, Microdisney, Music_Alternative, Music_PostPunk, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Adverts, The Birthday Party, The Buzzcocks, The Chameleons, the Fall, The Only Ones, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Peel Session – The Chameleons – 17.06.81


The Chameleons
Peel Session – 17.06.81
Recorded: 8.06.81
Transmitted: 17.06.81


A band we really liked a lot back in the day, purveyors of wonderful indie music, Britland’s !

The Chameleons were a dream pop/post-punk band formed in 1981 that released three great studio albums in the early 1980s.

Read more here

In 1981, after the band recorded a series of demos and released their first single “In Shreds”, John Peel featured The Chameleons in a Peel Session on his magnificent radio show on BBC.

This was to be the first of three sessions the band would record for Peel.


Tracklisting

1. The Fan, The Bellows,
2. Here Today,
3. Looking Inwardly,
4. Things I Wish I’d Said.



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October 1, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, Music_PostPunk, The Chameleons, _MUSIC | 4 Comments

Two great music Collections from boxsetgo

Two great music Collections from the wonderful boxsetgo

He has an eclectic knowledgeable taste! A bit like me! Check his site out if you have eclectic knowledgeable taste!

Here we get some great obscure bands we loved back in the day – and still love!

Here we get wonderful Irish acts we liked back in the day – Brian, and , amongst others!

And great Brit cult acts we loved such as , the Blue Aeroplanes, The House Of Love, etc.

And some Scottys too … The Trash Can Sinatras, Teenage Fanclub etc!

These are from November 2007. All text and content from

Seasonal Affected Disorder – Give Me A Smile Mix

Well it now appears that winter is well and truly upon us. I enjoy winter but I find that the change in the seasons can disorientate me a little. A friend of mine told me that it may be Seasonal Affective Disorder which made me laugh as it really just sounds like bollocks. However, just in case there is any truth to it I have been listening to the “Give Me A Smile Mix” – served twice daily with Echinacea and Prozac and the results have been staggering. 12 great pop songs here – lots of chiming guitars and quick drums. If you need cheered up look no further!

All songs on this mix had to be very melodic and generally upbeat to beat the winter blues – BTW I make no apology for Travis or The Thrills – granted I am not a big fan of either the songs here are superb!

Another mix next week…

01. Welcome Back – The Trash Can Sinatras
02. She Takes You Away – Brian
03. All I Want – The Lightning Seeds
04. Funny How – Airhead
05. Did I Say – Teenage Fanclub
06. Harbour Police – The Railway Children
07. In Your Life – Day One
08. Tiny Spark – Brendan Benson
09. Superman – REM
10. The World Is Turning On – The Pooh Sticks
11. Say It Ain’t So –the Thrills
12. Coming Around – Travis

http://rapidshare.com/files/65898626/Give_Me_A_Smile_Mix.rar

Knocking On The Door Of Fortune Mix

I had another mix uploaded for this week but I changed my mind yesterday when I listened to this one. This one features some guitar bands from the 80s-90s that played outstanding melodic rock music. The Veldt opens it up with the fantastic “CCCP” – found this in a bargain bin years ago and needless to say I have been shopping out them ever since. Eat give us “Shame” which was probably their strongest single from the earliest 90’s. Other notables from this collection include Diesel Park West, The Chameleons, The Starlings, House Of Love, The Bridewell Taxis, Blow-Up, The Blue Aeroplanes, Into Paradise, The Bevis Frond and Scotland’s finest Goodbye Mr Mackenzie…yes I am aware that I have now mentioned every band on the mix – that is because they are all worth mentioning.

1. CCCP – The Veldt
2. Shame – EAT
3. Like Princes Do – Diesel Park West
4. The Fan And The Bellows – The Chameleons
5. Thames Eternal – The Starlings
6. Can’t Stand It – The House Of Love
7. Face In A Crowd – The Bridewell Taxis
8. Somersault Sunrise – Blow-Up
9. The Applicant – The Blue Aeroplanes
10. Don’t Let Me Down – Into Paradise
11. He’d Be A Diamond – Bevis Frond
12. Love Child [Extended] – Goodbye Mr Mackenzie

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October 1, 2008 Posted by | Brian, Into Paradise, Music_Alternative, Teenage Fanclub, the Blue Aeroplanes, The Chameleons, The House Of Love, The Railway Children, The Trash Can Sinatras, Various Artists, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

The Chameleons – The Fan And The Bellows [1986]

The Chameleons – The Fan And The Bellows [1986]
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A band we really liked a lot back in the day, purveyors of wonderful indie music, Britland’s !

We’d almost forgotten about them though. But we’re soon gonna make up for that!

Starting with this, a fascinating collection of classic recordings!

These are gleamed from their three studio albums; 1983’s Script of the Bridge, 1985’s What Does Anything Mean? Basically and their best album, 1986’s Strange Times!

Sadly though, soon after the release of Strange Times, the band split!

They would reunite briefly many years later but no further studio albums would be released.

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The Chameleons were a dream-pop /post-punk band that formed in Greater Manchester, England in 1981. They consisted of singer and bassist Mark Burgess, guitarist Reg Smithies, guitarist Dave Fielding, drummer John Lever as well as keyboardists Alistair Lewthwaite and Andy Clegg.

Their body of work is still critically acclaimed within the music press.

This great band influenced groups as diverse as Interpol, Editors , Protokoll, The Comsat Angels, Puressence, and a slew of others!

Through Mark Burgess’ vocals and dark and ironic lyrics, their songs often dealt with personal themes of childlike innocence and a reverence for nostalgia. Musically, perhaps most notable in their work was the band’s innovative and distinctive use of dual guitar melodies, courtesy of Reg Smithies and Dave Fielding, as opposed to the traditional rhythm-and-lead guitarist format prevalent in rock music even to this day. These arrangements were often characterized by the use of delay and choral effects.

After their third release, Strange Times, in 1987 they abruptly disbanded following the sudden death of band manager Tony Fletcher.

The Chameleons were, for all practical purposes, extinct for well over a decade before a small series of successful live dates and the release of a final studio album in 2001, entitled Why Call It Anything?.

The band quickly dissolved once again in 2002 due to personal differences, after a successful reunion tour which took them across Europe and the United States.

The band never attained the level of commercial success or fame enjoyed by their contemporaries (e.g. The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen).

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Tracklisting

1 The Fan And The Bellows (3:30)
2 Nostalgia (5:25)
3 Less Than Human (4:33)
4 In Shreds (4:07)
5 Prisoners Of The Sun (4:20)
6 Nostalgia (7″ Version) (3:55)
7 Turn To The Vices (3:53)
8 Love Is (4:00)
9 Every Day I’m Crucified (3:31)
10 Endlessly Falling (2:36)
11 Nathan’s Phase (3:06)

Here she be:

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The Chameleons – Script Of The Bridge [2008, 25th Ann. Ed.]

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The Chameleons – Script Of The Bridge [2008, 25th Ann. Ed.]

The reissue of this 1983 post-punk classic is a wonderful surprise and an opportunity to revisit a band I loved back in the 80’s !

This is a real classic of the era and it’s wonderful to hear it again, remastered and expanded.

Yes, this is the 2008 digitally remastered two-CD release, the 25th anniversary pressing of the Manchester band’s brilliant debut album containing a bonus CD that includes three bonus tracks and a live concert recorded in Bremen, 1983.

This one features 27 tracks total including ‘Don’t Fall’, ‘Less Than Human’ and ‘Up The Down Escalator’. It also includes special 16 page booklet designed by the band.

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.

Ned Raggett (AllMusicGuide)

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Tracklisting

CD 1
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

CD 2

01 In Shreds (Previously Unreleased Version) 4:10
02 Dear Dead Days (Previously Unreleased Version) 4:31
03 Things I Wish I Said (Previously Unreleased Version) 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

Here she be;

Pt.1 – http://www.mediafire.com/?jm2gy3yvbce
Pt.2 – http://www.mediafire.com/?ntrmiqqo3z5

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