The 3 Greatest Chameleons in Music

Yes, it’s another list, and it’s not even a really important one… but the people listed on it are and maybe you’d like to add a few people of your own and make it
lengthier. So here we go:

NEIL YOUNG

If you have a clue what’s coming next from Neil then you probably know before he does. He hasn’t just gone from folkie to electricteer, from punkster to country
snoozer but he’s also be to synth land, band land and rockabilly town. Like Bennie, oh he’s weird and he’s wonderful…

Here’s a few examples

SEDAN DELIVERY (with Crazy Horse)

DIFFERENTLY (with Booker T and the MGs)

I’M THE OCEAN (with Pearl Jam)

ARE THERE ANY MORE REAL COWBOYS (with Willie Nelson)

He’s released music of genius and some that sucked stronger than a shop vac… that’s longevity my friends!

DAVID BOWIE

Yes I know “Bowie’s In Space”but that doesn’t keep me from marveling at the way he changes his spots at the drop of a idea.

Imagine getting from there to here and being successful in the music industry…

MEMORY OF A FREE FESTIVAL

SUFFRAGETTE CITY

FASCINATION

WARSZAWA

I’M AFRAID OF AMERICANS

And while making this journey he found time to make the worst music video in history (with Mick Jagger) “Dancing in the Streets!”

MILES DAVIS

I’ve loved jazz since I could listen, even the weird white people jazz from the ‘40s… I can usually find something to love about it. But when we’re talking
Jazz I tell anyone who’ll listen that most jazz artists are who they are and they don’t really stray too far from that place. Even someone touched by pure
genius, like Charles Mingus, is exactly who he is when you’re listening to him. It’s like once the  artist has grabbed ahold of an identity they don’t want to let it go for any reason.

Miles, well, that’s something different. I mean I can tell when he’s blowin’ that it’s him but listen to these and see if you can get where I’m coming from…

FREDDIE FREELOADER

CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ

PHARAOH’S DANCE

THE MAN WITH THE HORN

Miles adventured wherever he wanted to go… and he went everywhere.

So there’s a quick blast of three great chameleons in music… maybe you should add a few.