10- The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, June 15, 1994
British Burgess brings band to area for some sorta pop and such
By Andy Dolan released domestically. true to the emotional energy that has all the songs," he observed. Records, and here by the Gr
Mark Burgess is probably best Fortunately, new fans are still dis- always played a large role in his art. "I see 'Zima Junction' as a bit of a ids-based label Pivot Recor
known as the voice force behind the covering that the seminal pop music "'Zima Junction' was largely done crossroads," Burgess continued, Records was just a very u
Chameleons UK, one of the most in- that the Chameleons produced is as by myself..." Burgess explained. "It's "where I stop and re-evaluate where cated, very nice arrangement
fluential British bands to emerge from relevant and important today as it a lonely way to make a record... I I'mcomingfrom,whatI'mdoing.That approachedbyA&Mandoth
theearly andmid-'80s.Butunlikemany ever was. This, among other things, wouldn't like to do it that way again, record is very much my life during the and though I've got friends a
British bands from that period, the has inspired Burgess to continue cre- you get not enough feedback, not last two years...What I see going on the company itself is a bit of
Chameleons never enjoyed the same ating music even after the Chame- enough input. I enjoyed doing the around me is what I write about, that's . he laughed.
popularity in the U.S. as they did in leons breakup seven years ago. His Philip Glass piece ('Facades') and the always been the case." Mark Burgess and The
their home country. In fact, it wasn't latest effort, "Zima Junction," high- James Bond thing ('You Only Live After several financial hassles, God areontheir firsttouroft
until recently that their third and final lights his new-found talent for acous- Twice'). It gave the record a different "Zima Junction" was finally released States, and Burgess was e
LP, 1986's "Strange Times," was even tic guitar songwriting while staying tone, so it wasn't like one guy writing this year in Britain through Imaginary excited about his new hand
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tial. "I think we've got a great b
for using the stuff I've done in the
past as a starting point to get this band
up and running. I'm having the time
of my life with these guys, really
enjoying playing again," he said.
"We're playing a lot of (Chame-
leons) stuff," Burgess continued. "As
far as playing the stuff, it's got more
spirit that it ever had before because
the two guitarists that are playi
with me now love that music far m
than the original two did, and they
helped write it! But with these guys,
the feeling is indescribable! It's like
I'm leaving the ground! They moti-
vate me and they've inspired me as
well. It's more alive than it ever was
"Some people say that in the grand
scheme of things, rock and roll does'
make a difference, well, that's cr,
because it does. All you've got to do
is affect one person and you've made
MARK BURGESS AND THE SONS
OF GOD will be at Industry in
Pontiac tonight, tickets are $8.50 in
advance, doors at 8 p.m., 18 and
over only. Can't catch 'em tonight?
Trek on out for the show in Grand
Rapids tomorrow. Call (616)-242-0
9955for more info.
Good Luck on
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