History Music / Chrome

8th Aug '17 10:49:04 PM Piterpicher
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The band split following the ''3rd From the Sun'' and ''Raining Milk'' albums, after which Edge would continue to use the band name and release more synth-based ([[LoveItOrHateIt and heavily]] [[DorkAge derided]]) works until his death in 1995. Then in 1997 Helios Creed, who had been experiencing a prolific solo career since 1985, took the Chrome name back and returned it to its noisy Rock roots. The Helios-fronted band has sporadically recorded and performed ever since.

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The band split following the ''3rd From the Sun'' and ''Raining Milk'' albums, after which Edge would continue to use the band name and release more synth-based ([[LoveItOrHateIt and heavily]] (and heavily [[DorkAge derided]]) works until his death in 1995. Then in 1997 Helios Creed, who had been experiencing a prolific solo career since 1985, took the Chrome name back and returned it to its noisy Rock roots. The Helios-fronted band has sporadically recorded and performed ever since.
3rd Jun '17 10:35:37 AM MarkLungo
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->''I don't know why I should wait, I don't know why''

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->''I ->''"I don't know why I should wait, I don't know why''



->''Waiting at the back door of my mind''

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->''Waiting at the back door of my mind''mind"''



* TheBandMinusTheFace: Twice: first when Helios left and Damon took full control, and second when Demon died and Helios took the name back.

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* TheBandMinusTheFace: Twice: first when Helios left and Damon took full control, and second when Demon Damon died and Helios took the name back.
28th Dec '16 12:57:34 PM Jake18
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* LighterAndSofter: The band went in this direction after Creed's departure.
20th Dec '16 2:22:00 PM MarkLungo
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Chrome are an influential {{Industrial}} PostPunk band from San Francisco. The band, founded in 1975 by the late mastermind Damon Edge (born Thomas Wisse) and recurring bassist Gary Spain, initially played Psychedelic, experimental rock music described by some as "Music/BrianEno meets Music/{{Santana}}". However in 1976, following the addition of effects-overloaded guitar-god Helios Creed, the band began taking in Punk influences and developed into the Industrial Acid Punk for which they are known. Their 1979 album, ''Half Machine Lip Moves'', is widely considered their defining statement.

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Chrome are an influential {{Industrial}} PostPunk band from San Francisco.UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. The band, founded in 1975 by the late mastermind Damon Edge (born Thomas Wisse) and recurring bassist Gary Spain, initially played Psychedelic, experimental rock music described by some as "Music/BrianEno meets Music/{{Santana}}". However in 1976, following the addition of effects-overloaded guitar-god Helios Creed, the band began taking in Punk influences and developed into the Industrial Acid Punk for which they are known. Their 1979 album, ''Half Machine Lip Moves'', is widely considered their defining statement.
29th Aug '16 9:12:59 PM PaulA
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* LongRunner: The name had to be revived a few times, but as late as 2014 Helios is still performing and recording under the Chrome banner.
19th Apr '16 10:39:17 AM ThornBrain
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The band's recordings through 1982's ''3rd From the Sun'' were instrumental to the development of Industrial Rock, and the band were directly influential to the likes of Music/CabaretVoltaire, Music/ButtholeSurfers, Music/TheJesusLizard, Music/MyBloodyValentine, Music/NineInchNails, ''Prong,'' and Music/PsychicTV.

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The band's recordings through 1982's ''3rd From the Sun'' were instrumental to the development of Industrial Rock, and the band were directly influential to the likes of Music/CabaretVoltaire, Music/ButtholeSurfers, Music/TheJesusLizard, Music/MyBloodyValentine, Music/NineInchNails, ''Prong,'' Prong, and Music/PsychicTV.
19th Apr '16 10:39:05 AM ThornBrain
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* TheBandMinusTheFace: Though Damon was the band's founder, his work post-Helios only proved that Helios was the more talented band member.
* BreakupBreakout: While no one involved in Chrome ever got famous, Helios has had a particularly lauded solo career. Damon not so much, though ''Alliance'', one of the few albums he released under his name and not Chrome, is one of his better-reviewed post-Helios records.

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* TheBandMinusTheFace: Though Damon was the band's founder, his work post-Helios only proved that Twice: first when Helios was left and Damon took full control, and second when Demon died and Helios took the more talented band member.
name back.
* BreakupBreakout: While no one involved in Chrome ever got famous, Helios has had a particularly lauded solo career. Damon not so much, though ''Alliance'', one of the few albums he released under his name and not Chrome, is one of his better-reviewed post-Helios records.



* CoverVersion: While the band never did covers, Music/{{Prong}} did a live cover of "Armageddon", and Music/TheJesusLizard did a cover medley of "TV as Eyes" and "Abstract Nympho", which they released as the "Chrome" single.

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* CoverVersion: While the band never did covers, Music/{{Prong}} Prong did a live cover of "Armageddon", and Music/TheJesusLizard did a cover medley of "TV as Eyes" and "Abstract Nympho", which they released as the "Chrome" single.



* {{Goth Rock}}/{{Synth Pop}}: The post-Helios, Damon-led era through TheEighties.



* {{Iconic Item}}/IconicOutfit: The derby hats. Helios switches from solo-Helios Creed to Chrome when playing live just by having his band put on derbies.

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* {{Iconic Item}}/IconicOutfit: IconicItem: The derby hats. Helios switches from solo-Helios Creed to Chrome when playing live just by having his band put on derbies.



* {{Industrial}}: One of the lesser known [[TropeMaker founders of the genre]], and their music was highly influential in the development of Industrial Rock and IndustrialMetal. Helios also claims that they directly influenced Industrial pioneers Music/ThrobbingGristle and Music/CabaretVoltaire.
** They were also accidental {{Trope Namer}}s in the United States:

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* {{Industrial}}: One of the lesser known [[TropeMaker founders of the genre]], and their music was highly influential in the development of Industrial Rock and IndustrialMetal. Helios also claims that they directly influenced Industrial pioneers Music/ThrobbingGristle and Music/CabaretVoltaire.
**
Music/CabaretVoltaire. They were also accidental {{Trope Namer}}s in the United States:



* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: "Abstract Nympho", "Anorexic Sacrifice"
* IntercourseWithYou: "Something Rhythmic (I Can't Wait)"

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* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: "Abstract Nympho", "Anorexic Sacrifice"
Sacrifice".
* IntercourseWithYou: "Something Rhythmic (I Can't Wait)"Wait)":



* LongTitle: "Zombie Warfare (Cant Let You Down)", "March of the Chrome Police (A Cold Clammy Bombing)", "Don't Move Like That [[RuleOfThree (Don't Dance Like That)]]".

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* LongTitle: "Zombie Warfare (Cant Let You Down)", "March of the Chrome Police (A Cold Clammy Bombing)", "Don't Move Like That [[RuleOfThree (Don't Dance Like That)]]".That)".



* LyricalDissonance: "March of the Chrome Police (A Cold Clammy Bombing)" is practically an ode to UsefulNotes/ColdWar paranoia, yet the music is the closest the band ever got to PowerPop.

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* LyricalDissonance: "March of the Chrome Police (A Cold Clammy Bombing)" is practically an ode to UsefulNotes/ColdWar paranoia, yet the music is the closest the band ever got to PowerPop.



* MindScrew: And once you've gotten a handle on their crazy music, try making sense of their album covers and promotional artwork.
* MinimalisticCoverArt: The ''[[http://eil.com/images/main/Chrome+-+Inworlds+-+12%22+RECORD%2FMAXI+SINGLE-443377.jpg Inworlds]]'' single, the only cover to feature a mostly untouched photo. Averted with [[MindScrew every other]] [[DesignStudentsOrgasm cover of theirs]].

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* MindScrew: And once Once you've gotten a handle on their crazy music, try making sense of their album covers and promotional artwork.
* MinimalisticCoverArt: The ''[[http://eil.com/images/main/Chrome+-+Inworlds+-+12%22+RECORD%2FMAXI+SINGLE-443377.jpg Inworlds]]'' single, the only cover to feature a mostly untouched photo.photo of the band. Averted with [[MindScrew every other]] [[DesignStudentsOrgasm cover of theirs]].



** Each album introduced new elements to the band's sound following the Latin and {{Krautrock}}-tinged ProgressiveRock of ''The Visitation''. ''Alien Soundtracks'' brought in the band's best-known Industrial Acid Punk sound, ''Half Machine Lip Moves'' solidified the sound by focusing on the PunkRock/NoiseRock/cut-and-paste elements, ''Red Exposure'' was more clearly New Wave-influenced, and ''Blood on the Moon'' developed a more IndustrialMetal sound.

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** Each album introduced new elements to the band's sound following the Latin and {{Krautrock}}-tinged ProgressiveRock of ''The Visitation''. ''Alien Soundtracks'' brought in the band's best-known Industrial Acid Punk sound, ''Half Machine Lip Moves'' solidified the sound by focusing on the PunkRock/NoiseRock/cut-and-paste {{Punk Rock}}/{{Noise Rock}}/cut-and-paste elements, ''Red Exposure'' was more clearly New Wave-influenced, and ''Blood on the Moon'' developed a more IndustrialMetal sound.



* NinjaZombiePirateRobot: "Magnetic Dwarf Reptile"

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* NinjaZombiePirateRobot: "Magnetic Dwarf Reptile"Reptile".



* [[PrecisionFStrike Precision S Strike]]: The final chorus of "A Cold Clammy Bombing"

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* [[PrecisionFStrike Precision S Strike]]: PrecisionFStrike: The final chorus of "A Cold Clammy Bombing"



* {{Sampling}}: Almost everything from ''Alien Soundtracks'' through ''Red Exposure'' has a found audio clip, as do a few other stragglers.
** On the opposite side, Saul Williams sampled "SS Cygni" for his song "Give It Up"
* UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco

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* {{Sampling}}: {{Sampling}}:
**
Almost everything from ''Alien Soundtracks'' through ''Red Exposure'' has a found audio clip, as do a few other stragglers.
** On the opposite side, Saul Williams sampled "SS Cygni" for his song "Give It Up"
* UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco
Up".



* SynthPop: The post-Helios, Damon-led era through TheEighties.



* [[WidgetSeries WAT Band]]
* WordSaladLyrics: [[TheUnintelligible If you can make them out]]
* WordSaladTitle: "TV as Eyes", "Half Machine Lip Moves", "Magnetic Dwarf Reptile", "Pharaoh Chromium", "Unbreakable Flouride Lithium Plastic", "Himalayanelimination",

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* [[WidgetSeries WAT Band]]
Band]]: Spacey, chopped-up Acid Punk that could only come from San Francisco's psychedelic underground.
* WordSaladLyrics: [[TheUnintelligible If you can make them out]]
out]], the grand majority of their lyrics are nonsensical.
* WordSaladTitle: "TV as Eyes", "Half Machine Lip Moves", "Magnetic Dwarf Reptile", "Pharaoh Chromium", "Unbreakable Flouride Lithium Plastic", "Himalayanelimination", "Himalayanelimination".
19th Apr '16 12:59:11 AM aye_amber
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The band's recordings through 1982's ''3rd From the Sun'' were instrumental to the development of Industrial Rock, and the band were directly influential to the likes of Music/CabaretVoltaire, Music/ButtholeSurfers, Music/TheJesusLizard, Music/MyBloodyValentine, Music/NineInchNails, Music/{{Prong}}, and Music/PsychicTV.

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The band's recordings through 1982's ''3rd From the Sun'' were instrumental to the development of Industrial Rock, and the band were directly influential to the likes of Music/CabaretVoltaire, Music/ButtholeSurfers, Music/TheJesusLizard, Music/MyBloodyValentine, Music/NineInchNails, Music/{{Prong}}, ''Prong,'' and Music/PsychicTV.
15th Mar '15 12:28:00 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Read Only Memory'' EP (1979)
6th Aug '14 1:15:35 PM ThornBrain
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* DesignStudentsOrgasm: If the album art isn't just a picture of the band, it's this.

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* DesignStudentsOrgasm: If the album art isn't just a picture of the band, it's this. Damon Edge and Monet Clarke take collage art into insane and incomprehensible territory.



* MinimalisticCoverArt: The ''[[http://www.staticwhitesound.com/chrome/discography/300x300/Inworlds.jpg Inworlds]]'' single. Averted with every other cover of theirs.

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* MinimalisticCoverArt: The ''[[http://www.staticwhitesound.com/chrome/discography/300x300/Inworlds.''[[http://eil.com/images/main/Chrome+-+Inworlds+-+12%22+RECORD%2FMAXI+SINGLE-443377.jpg Inworlds]]'' single. single, the only cover to feature a mostly untouched photo. Averted with [[MindScrew every other other]] [[DesignStudentsOrgasm cover of theirs.theirs]].
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