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The Chameleons — Dangerous Land
Album: Why Call It Anything?
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6.9

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Total ratings: 980









Released: 2001
Length: 5:44
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I am the pride at the heart of a man
I am a refuge in a dangerous land
I am a wall or a line in the sand
I am a gathering
I am a stand

Hold me, hold me
Well who's going to hold me now?
Hold me, hold me
Well who's going to hold me now?
Hold me, hold me
Well who's going to hold me now?
Hold me, hold me
Well who's going to hold me now?
Not you

I am the daylight when darkness draws near
I am a signal that's heard without ears
I am the rapture and I am the tears
I am a centre regardless of years

Hold me, hold me
Well who's going to hold me now?
Hold em, hold me
Well who's going to hold me now?
Hold me, hold me
Well who's going to hold me now?
Hold me, hold me
Well who's going to hold me now?
Not you

Love is real
Love is real

Love is real
Yeah, love is real
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 Chewie wrote:
Is anybody else reminded of the Due South theme tune?
 

Blimey, Due South!  Whatever happened to that?
Is anybody else reminded of the Due South theme tune?
a dirge
In Shreds is by far the best song by The Chameleons 
The longer it goes, the more I drop the rating.
Very nice 
Vaguely reminiscent of Tool.
Odd tune indeed.

Love is real? Is that an epiphany or the confession of every new Hateful Anonymous member?
Nice use of the delay pedal on the guitar...
 
This is odd. The songs before and after are right (Lord Huron and Decemberists), but I'm hearing Peter Gabriel "I Grieve".
 jhorton wrote:
Deliciously creepy.

{#Hungry} 

 
spot on! {#High-five}
The Chameleons are another one of those great unsung (under appreciated) bands, kinda like Catherine Wheel.  Here's hoping they get their proper due down the road.
Is the rest of this album or any of their other work like this? Love the Dick Dale sound of the guitar.
 suesblues wrote:
Yeah great song, but I really dont like the album cover... all the worst of 'clowns' (I never did understand that evil clown thing'

 
yep
clowns are just boring, no need to get all freaked out about them
the album cover is ugly, maybe that was their aim
I like!
I can hear influences from "Set the controls for the heart of the sun" from Pink Floyd in this song so that must be a good thing. I think I like the Chameleons...
Wow haven't heard these guys for ages.  Used to really be into "What Does Anything Mean Basically?" in college - great album!
awoke to foreign feeling surroundings and suspect I got lost deep into something surreal..
Something right out of the 60's  {#Cool}
Yeah great song, but I really dont like the album cover... all the worst of 'clowns' (I never did understand that evil clown thing'
A little too... well, not enough, you know...
Deliciously creepy.

{#Hungry} 
Forgot this station - somehow, can't imagine how now.  Last week I received an email out of the blue from RP and I immediately went there & started listening, was like so happy all the end of last week.  Think for some crazy reason I had switched to LastFM..not sure why but am back & Bill is the best DJ en todo el mundo!  I learn & experience so much here that would otherwise never happen.....all day everyday - like so much on here but for instance never heard of Chameleons, just one artist/group of many though. 
Too great to hear the "Chameleons" on RP! One of my favorite band, unfortunately almost unknown here in France. Thank's RP and more Chameleons!
Sounds to me very REMish. That's good!
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT!!!

HEAVY STUFF - VERY TRIPPY - VERY SPECIAL!

DIRTY ROCK HOW IT SHOULD BE!

IMPRESSIVE!

 

= 9


Awfully interesting stuff! Well-done, with appropriate notions of psychedelia and pop...and some fragrant hints of Stone Roses at the end...
Wow, first time hearing this. Really grabs me. Love this brooding, slightly melancholy, yet suspenseful feeling. I can see this as a soundtrack to a video where a heroine is searching for the missing piece to a mystery.
 mnmrosen wrote:
This is a good one but I'm surprised he's never played "Tears" from Strange Times. Great song that actually got this band a little airplay at the time.

 
He avoids singles and hits.  Radio Paradise is an attempt at 'album-track' radio...
 Proclivities wrote:

I agree with your assessment, but it's strange that you mention both of those bands in the same sentence.  It made me think of The Chamaeleon Church.  That's a moody, young Chevy Chase looming in the background.
chamaeleon church
 



That's pretty cool.

This is a good one but I'm surprised he's never played "Tears" from Strange Times. Great song that actually got this band a little airplay at the time.
 1wolfy wrote:
This is good...C'mon Romeo sound off !
 

Everybody in my church thinks this song is groovy...
 
cool and interesting track, have not listened to these guys since the 80's.
 Synth80s wrote:
A great band with their own identifiable sound. The Chameleons and The Church make some of the most interesting guitar-based soundscapes.
 
I agree with your assessment, but it's a strange coincidence that you mention both of those bands in the same sentence.  It made me think of The Chamaeleon Church.  That's a moody, young Chevy Chase looming in the background.
chamaeleon church
Love the album art.....FREAKY!! {#Devil_pimp}
it is QUITE good
Finally picked up this album. It's quite good, but I think this is the best track.
c'mon Bill
get with the program {#Stop} 
more Chameleons!!!
...please? 
this is working well for me today...I wonder if it will work as well when I'm in a different mood?
A great band with their own identifiable sound. The Chameleons and The Church make some of the most interesting guitar-based soundscapes.
Great band from back in the day
Great song off a great album. Yes, that Clown on the cover is pretty creepy!
This is a very compelling song - I like it a lot!  (That clown gives me the creeps, though...) {#Eek}
Why do I always think of Spinal Tap when this song starts?

Not that that's a bad thing...



I am the pride at the heart of a man
I am a refuge in a dangerous land
I am a wall or a line in the sand
I am a gathering
I am a stand


3 -> 8!!!

WTF?? Bill, you have apparently shifted my taste in music at a cellular level!
yes, but great orthodontics  4merdj wrote:
Nice track ... pretty freaking darn scary clown!! {#Eek}
 


Nice track ... pretty freaking darn scary clown!! {#Eek}
LOVE the jangly guitar outro.
So moody — love it!
Superb
but the bass line is sort of Fools in Love by JJ— no?
to be listened at full volume
me like.....{#Yes}
reminds me of goth talk from SNL.



Yeah, this is groovy...


Always loved this one.....
This is good...C'mon Romeo sound off !
very cool

Nice groove.


finally Chameleons, so happy, how about up the down escalator?
We must have sent about simultaneously with our notes on April 4 regarding the R Plant sound.

 
inmanart wrote:
This song reminds me of Robert Plant in his Big Log, early 80's era
 

Hardcore fans of alternative music consider this one of the most influential and underrated bands of the 1980s. Some of their other songs are AMAZING. Either way, glad to see such an obscure pick from RP.
Sounded a bit Robert Plant-like. Nice.
This song reminds me of Robert Plant in his Big Log, early 80's era
Fantastic! Thanks RP!
blasterpiece-guitar is ................ahhhaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh
And after?...maybe something of INTERPOL {#Stupid}
I hung a "9" on this one... very interesting.... moody and groovy...  let's hear more !
have to check these folk out more - good tune!
 Photo-John wrote:
Love the Chameleons! One of my favorite bands ever. They definitely have an eighties sound. But it doesn't sound dated. It sounds just as sincere and pure now as it did then.
 
That's probably because this song is from their 2001 reunion album "Why Call It Anything?". {#Wink}

The Chameleons are probably my favourite band of all time; I'd love to hear more of their music on RP.

Great song. I'm not too familiar with this band.
GOOD!
MaG580 wrote:
what a great set!
This is RP- great sets are the norm.
cool song.
This song is great!
what a great set!
coffee and the chameleons, what a way to start the new year
Singularity
Stinky! Sounds like The Smiths in a good mood. The Smiths are never in a good mood. That is what is cool about The Smiths and bad about this song.
hcaudill wrote:
Sounds like: Led Zeppelin
Stop. You'll ruin it for me.
Love the Chameleons! One of my favorite bands ever. They definitely have an eighties sound. But it doesn't sound dated. It sounds just as sincere and pure now as it did then.
Reminds me of a riff from ''Every Breath You Take'' by the Police.
Very cool sound, nice guitar effects (not overdone).
kazuma wrote:
Jeez louise, that was great. I wanna hear it again right now! :clap:
Follow you on that one. I just logged onto Apple and finally signed up for an iTunes acct. I am officially part of the system now and this was my first purchase. Sounds good twice.
stevesaw wrote:
Try "Script of the Bridge" - has two of my all time favorites, 'Monkeyland' and 'Second Skin'. 'Second Skin' really should be on the playlist....hmm - may have to upload.
"Don't Fall" is also a winner from that album.
Wow, this reminds me a lot of Puressence - especially the guitar work. Maybe I should try to upload something by them again.
Nice! I really like this. But then, I always did like Love.
yeah!
here i am again... more chameleons
thumbs and toes up!
Was that a skip I just heard?!?!?! Is this vinyl??
nice. I likey
I dig I dig :meditate:
webslinger48 wrote:
Astonishing...I have to hear more from this band!
Try "Script of the Bridge" - has two of my all time favorites, 'Monkeyland' and 'Second Skin'. 'Second Skin' really should be on the playlist....hmm - may have to upload.
up the down staircase
yes yes yes, thought about this band all weekend
Nice - this grows on you as it goes along, unlike the previous Coral number which grows on you like fungus. Well worth a 7.
yawn
Astonishing...I have to hear more from this band!
Absolutely great song...great arrangement!
hcaudill wrote:
Sounds like: Led Zeppelin
Robert Plant anyway..."Ship of Fools" comes to mind for me. Likeable tune...needs another listen for me.
saw them live a few years ago at maxwells in a room full of rabid fans- i was an instant convert. what a band.
It goes on a bit long for me. :yawn:
hcaudill wrote:
Sounds like: Led Zeppelin
Please give me some details. I only hear a tiny little bit of Robert Plant in his voice. Everything else is lightyears away from Led Zeppelin. But I like it! :yes:
Sounds like: Led Zeppelin
Jeez louise, that was great. I wanna hear it again right now! :clap:
Nice tune, liked the harmonies and the "dark western" melody...I'd be interested in hearing some more of this group.
buck-arkansas wrote:
i've never heard of these guys before. but if their other stuff is like this, or better, count me in.
Me too. This is pretty good stuff.
Good stuff. Hypnotic.
The guitar line during most of the song is very reminiscent of Minister by Floater.
8) :nodhead:
Wow, what an aural journey that was!
buck-arkansas wrote:
i've never heard of these guys before. but if their other stuff is like this, or better, count me in. this is a nice track. nice way to great the horrors of the workday at 8:45 a.m. dreamy sound. nice vocals and shimmy guitars. :nyah:
'Script of the Bridge' and 'What Does Anything Mean Basically' should be required purchases for all. Find them if you can and drive through the mountains while you play them loud.
Reminds me of early Pink Floyd.... :-k
I love this song!!! I've bought this album in France but imported from the UK, at a high price, thanks to a French magazine which had made a very enthusiastic review about it. And I don't regret the cost, that album is marvellous, especially this track (IMHO). I give it a 8.
I don't know why, but in college I actually bought one of their LP's and it was the import version with extra tracks. They completely butchered "Tomorrow Never Knows".
sublime. the chameleons are echos
Great bass and guitar, but then Al Stewart showed up.
NOT FOR ME... SORRY :-#