Still Got Legs

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Still Got Legs
Studio album by Chameleon Circuit
Released 12 July 2011 (2011-07-12)
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Trock, Pop rock, Rock
Label DFTBA Records
Producer Michael Aranda
Chameleon Circuit chronology
Chameleon Circuit
(2009)
Still Got Legs
(2011)

Still Got Legs is the second studio album by British rock band Chameleon Circuit, who play songs about hit British science fiction TV series Doctor Who, a genre called 'Trock' (standing for 'Time Lord Rock', named after the species of the main character of the show). The album was released through DFTBA Records on 12 July 2011.

Writing and recording[edit]

In late 2010, the band announced that work had begun on their second album, with American YouTuber Michael Aranda working as producer. In January 2011, they officially announced the departure of Chris Beattie and the addition of Ed Blann to the band, as well as the album title; so named for the Eleventh Doctor's exclamation upon his regeneration.

In April 2011, Chameleon Circuit found themselves struggling with producer trouble when Aranda was refused entry back into the UK after a trip to France, by border officials. The band set up an online petition to help him re-enter England, and were successful. Aranda was granted a week's re-entry to the UK. Meanwhile, drink company Red Bull were made aware of Chameleon Circuit's predicament, and offered to send the band to Paris to complete recording there.[1] Following this incident, Aranda was announced an official member of the band.[citation needed]

Promotion and release[edit]

The band during their performance at VidCon 2011.

Following completion of the album, the band hosted a listening party for a small number of fans at Red Bull's London studio in June 2011. The album was made available for pre-order the same weekend, and was released via DFTBA on 12 July 2011. The album charted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart at no.23,[2][3] the first of two DFTBA Records releases to ever do so.[citation needed]

On 31 July, Chameleon Circuit performed songs from Still Got Legs as well as a few from their first album, in a live show at VidCon 2011.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Alex Day, Charlie McDonnell, Liam Dryden, Ed Blann and Michael Aranda, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Subwave Signal"   Aranda 0:26
2. "Regenerate Me"   Aranda, Blann 2:48
3. "Nightmares"   Aranda, Blann, Dryden 3:14
4. "Travelling Man"   Aranda, Day 4:04
5. "Everything Is Ending"   Aranda, Day 3:01
6. "Mr Pond"   Blann, McDonnell 4:12
7. "Kiss the Girl"   Aranda, Blann 2:57
8. "Knock Four Times"   Aranda, Day 0:41
9. "Teenage Rebel"   Blann, Day 2:39
10. "Big Bang Two"   Aranda, McDonnell 3:01
11. "Eleven"   Aranda 1:18
12. "The Sound of Drums"   Aranda, Blann 5:58
13. "Silence and the End of All Things"   Day 3:09
14. "The Doctor is Dying"   Day 3:37
15. "Still Not Ginger"   Blann 1:58

Personnel[edit]

  • Alex Day- Vocals, Guitar, Bass
  • Ed 'Eddplant' Blann- Vocals, Guitar
  • Charlie McDonnell- Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele
  • Liam Dryden- Vocals, Keyboard, Bass
  • Michael Aranda- Production, Vocals, Guitar, Percussion, Bass, Keyboard, Mixing
Guest musicians
  • Bryarly Bishop- Vocals on "Travelling Man", "Everything Is Ending", and "Silence and the End of All Things"
  • Ali Zogheib- Harmonica and guitar on "Travelling Man"

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Peak position
2011 US Heat 23[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chameleon Circuit's Teenage Rebel - YouTube". Alex Day. YouTube. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  2. ^ a b Nielson Soundscan (30 July 2011). "Heatseekers Albums". Billboard Magazine: 61. 
  3. ^ a b "Billboard Heatseekers Chart for July 30, 2011". Billboard. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 

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