Welcome To My Blog

Thanks for checking the blog out... Hope it offers something a bit different every now & again. Though I come from a pseudo - Mod background (Soul & Ska in particular), I have a diverse taste in music & hope my varied posts will reflect this.

Cheers Skamanc .... I'm not after your undying gratitude, but please leave your thoughts, comments & opinions on the posts & content. I regularly up- & download material, plus buy and trade items. As such, if I have inadvertently "trodden on anyone's toes" in posting anything then please let me know & accept my apologies. Also please support the artists involved & remember that the blog is merely a pointer toward these various downloads, which are stored elsewhere. Legally, any downloads should not be retained for more than a week. So now I've told you the legal bit !

Feel free to give me a shout : waltjabsco@hotmail.com

Manchester M22, September 2016

For my kids, Dylan & Tommy. Bollocks to the ex Mrs!

Special thanks to Steve White (software), Gordon Waring (music), Shaun Robinson (artwork), Paul Buddery (DVD's / software) & Sonchey Barrett (essential technical advice!).

"Thank you" also to regular contributors Herr Pauli (Malente, Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia).

Sunday, 10 October 2010

THE CHAMELEONS : Band On The Wall, Manchester, 10/10/83

Another Chameleons file from a legendary Manchester venue.
For Phil & all Chameleons fans...


  1. A BIG Thanx once again.Unfortunatley there probably isn't many Chameleons fans out there.I have tried to convert as many friends as I could over the years,with about a 60% sucsess rate.

  2. I can't understand it Phil. Gigs I have been to like the Academy, Witchwood & Middleton Civic are heaving but then everyone seems to disappear again...

  3. Is it mainly a Northern thing,as they never seemed to go any further South than London.
    I must have found them by chance,as Im from Portsmouth.
    In some ways it is better that they never hit the big time.Obviously not for them though.

  4. I guess so, though they were popular in Europe. There's Dutch & Portugese TV (at least) clips in circulation...

  5. Hi, here's Vincent, I am french, and live in Normandie. For sure the Chameleons have fans in the South of London : me (and few others maybe)... I discovered them at the end of the 80' and follow them since, when they come back from time to time. But I never see the band live, no chance. Thanks for this blog !

  6. Hi, My names Paul Witts and I'm a radio presenter for Caldesfm Radio Girona Spain. Check out my interview with Mark Burgess on you tube. Spent the whole day with Mark and Chameleons Vox. The interview was done at the Bikini Club Barcelona and part 2 is to follow soon. Where to find the interview? GOOGLE AND THEN TYPE A VIEW FROM AN INTERVIEW PERT 1. OR JUST LOOK AROUND YOU TUBE CHAMELEONS VOX.

  7. Thanks for getting in touch Paul. I'm just gping to have a look @ that now. All the best, Skamanc.