Discussing The Snooker
As any fule kno, The Chameleons were, along with The Comsat Angels and The Sound, one of the best bands of the 80s. NO ARGUMENT.
When the Chams broke up Mark Burgess and John Lever formed The Sun And The Moon. I waited for the album and bought it ASAP but something was wrong - it sounded like the Chams but without any guts or conviction in the playing. Clearly Reg Smithies and Dave Fielding were more than just the guitarists.
A year or so later the 12" EP 'Alive Not Dead' came out and though it sounded a bit better it still wasn't great. They split up not long afterwards and eventually the Chams reformed in the 90s for some excellent albums including an unplugged acoustic greatest hits album.
If you like The Chameleons you'll probably like these as well though you may not love them. If you like these albums then please buy all the Chameleons albums. And if you don't like the Chameleons - WHY THE HELL NOT???
The Sun And The Moon - The Sun And The Moon (1988)
01 - The Speed Of Life
02 - Death Of Imagination
03 - A Matter Of Conscience
04 - Peace In Our Time
05 - Dolphin
06 - House On Fire
07 - The Price Of Grain
08 - Limboland
09 - A Picture Of England
10 - This Passionate Breed
11 - The Boy Who Sees Everything (bonus track from 12" single)
12 - I Love You, You Bastard (bonus track from 12" single)
The Sun And The Moon - Alive, Not Dead (1989)
01 - Adam's song (for Fenella)
02 - C'est La Vie
03 - Arabs & Americans
04 - Elected