I heard ghosts; the haunting influences of Dylan, Richards, Clapton, Page (al la Yardbirds) and the jaunty pop/rock of tunesmith Elvis Costello.
Chuck Schaeffer clearly hold his own with this heady company. From the title track, "The Sound of the Chameleon", he swaggers with a tender confidence that both captivates and mystifies.
"Look No Further" is a rock and roll collision of psychedelic sounds and Schaeffer's own spin on the blues.
In "The Only Choice (The 'Bite Me' Song)", Chuck simply slams it out of the park. The lyrics are witty and insightful. Schaeffer rips with with sonic magic on his ever faithful fretboard.
"Try A Little Gray" is a call for world peace; a happy ending for this EP. Is this chameleon's cry too ideal? Perhaps; but as long a Chuck Schaeffer Band continues seeking, this artist will continue to transform and change colors. Schaeffer submerges and re-emerges, always transcending and rearranging. Chuck Schaeffer Band delivers and arrives, again and again and again."
Shine a light,
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