A late suggestion from Andy to go see The Chameleons who I knew nothing about, so I thought why not, and was really glad I tagged along. First up The Membranes who I did remember a bit from the early 80s. I enjoyed their simple post-punky thrashiness and you’ve got to love the attitude of frontman John Robb.
The Chameleons are a much more melodic and inventive kettle of fish. Passed me by back in the 80s, but apparently they were highly regarded and influential and I can see why. Perfectly played and with a great sound. I was really impressed with their atmospheric, layered, effects drenched guitar sounds and the songs of bass player and front-man Mark Burgess. Well enjoyed by us and a very busy crowd. Nice one Andy!
Attended by George & Andy