History Music / Chrome

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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Added DiffLines:

* ''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]].
6th Aug '14 1:10:30 PM ThornBrain
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** {{Iconic Item}}/IconicOutfit: Apparently the derby hats are these. Helios switches from solo-Helios Creed to Chrome when playing live just by having his band put on derbies.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''The Visitation''. It featured singer Mike Low, who sometimes slipped into a falsetto, and guitarist John Lambdin, who took every chance to make a string-bending Santana-esque guitar solo. Funnily enough it's probably their most normal album, featuring no cutting-and-pasting, no heavy guitar processing, and no samples.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Inverted and played straight with ''The Visitation''. It featured singer Mike Low, who sometimes slipped into a falsetto, and guitarist John Lambdin, who took every chance to make a string-bending Santana-esque guitar solo. Funnily enough However it's also probably their most normal album, featuring no cutting-and-pasting, no heavy guitar processing, and no samples.



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

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



* IAmTheBand: Depending on the era, Damon and/or Helios.

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* IAmTheBand: Depending on the era, Damon and/or Helios.Helios are the primary creative force of the band.



* IndecipherableLyrics: Every other song. ''Literally''.

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* IndecipherableLyrics: Every other song. ''Literally''.{{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.
* IndecipherableLyrics



** They were also accidental {{Trope Namer}}s:

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** They were also accidental {{Trope Namer}}s:Namer}}s in the United States:



* IntercourseWithYou: "Something Rhythmic (I Can't Wait)"
-->"I cannot put it off 'til later\\
I need it now\\
I need you tied to my bedpost\\
I can't wait"



* MinimalisticCoverArt: Almost never, but they somehow managed it with the ''[[http://www.staticwhitesound.com/chrome/discography/300x300/Inworlds.jpg Inworlds]]'' single.

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* MinimalisticCoverArt: Almost never, but they somehow managed it with the The ''[[http://www.staticwhitesound.com/chrome/discography/300x300/Inworlds.jpg Inworlds]]'' single. Averted with every other cover of theirs.



** Each album introduced new elements to the band's sound, though you could say ''Half Machine Lip Moves'' solidified the band's best-known Industrial Acid Punk sound, ''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, though you could say ''Half Machine Lip Moves'' solidified the band's best-known Industrial Acid Punk sound, 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.



** Helios' first post-Damon album, ''Retro Transmission'', returned the band to Industrial Rock (albeit heavily based on Helios' own solo recordings). Starting with the 2012 single "PROPHECY", the band returned to the ''Half Machine''-era style.
* Music/NewWave: Dabbled in it, particularly in the "Anti-Fade" and "Meet You in the Subway" tracks from the ''Subterranean Modern'' compilation, the ''Inworlds'' single, and the ''Red Exposure'' album.

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** Helios' first post-Damon album, ''Retro Transmission'', returned the band to Industrial Rock (albeit Rock, albeit heavily based on Helios' own solo recordings). recordings. Starting with the 2012 single "PROPHECY", the band returned to a mix of all of the ''Half Machine''-era style.
sounds from the classic Edge/Creed era.
* Music/NewWave: NewWaveMusic: Dabbled in it, particularly it in the "Anti-Fade" and "Meet You in the Subway" tracks from the ''Subterranean Modern'' compilation, the ''Inworlds'' single, and the ''Red Exposure'' album.



* Music/PunkRock

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* Music/PunkRockPunkRock



* WordSaladTitle: "TV as Eyes", "Half Machine Lip Moves", "Magnetic Dwarf Reptile", "Pharaoh Chromium", "Unbreakable Flouride Lithium Plastic"

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* WordSaladTitle: "TV as Eyes", "Half Machine Lip Moves", "Magnetic Dwarf Reptile", "Pharaoh Chromium", "Unbreakable Flouride Lithium Plastic"Plastic", "Himalayanelimination",
6th Aug '14 12:40:56 PM ThornBrain
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Helios is currently in the process of recording a new Chrome album, following his successful campaign to [[http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/chrome buy back unreleased '79-'80 material and put it onto disc]]. The band's current lineup is Helios, Monet Clarke, Tommy Cyborg, Lou Minotti, Aleph Omega, and Steve Fishman.

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The band's latest album, ''Feel it Like a Scientist'', was released in August 2014. Previously Helios is currently in the process of recording led a new Chrome album, following his successful campaign to [[http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/chrome buy back unreleased '79-'80 material and put it onto disc]]. The band's current lineup is Helios, Monet Clarke, Tommy Cyborg, Lou Minotti, Aleph Omega, and Steve Fishman.



* VocalTagTeam: Both Damon and Helios shared vocals between ''Aline Soundtracks'' and ''Chronicles'', though who did what isn't immediately obvious.

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* VocalTagTeam: Both Damon and Helios shared vocals between ''Aline ''Alien Soundtracks'' and ''Chronicles'', though who did what isn't immediately obvious.



* WordSaladTitle: "TV as Eyes", "Half Machine Lip Moves", "Magnetic Dwarf Reptile", "Pharaoh Chromium", "Night of the Earth"

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* WordSaladTitle: "TV as Eyes", "Half Machine Lip Moves", "Magnetic Dwarf Reptile", "Pharaoh Chromium", "Night of the Earth""Unbreakable Flouride Lithium Plastic"
15th May '14 8:10:07 PM ThornBrain
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-->'''Helios''': "We were also joking around one day and decided our music was ‘Industrial Strength Toilet Bowl Cleaner Music’...so heavy it cleaned the toilet. We told our joke to a radio DJ in an interview and then we also shortened it to Industrial Strength Music. When the DJ signed off he said...“Well there you have it folks, Industrial Music from the band Chrome!”"

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-->'''Helios''': "We were also joking around one day and decided our music was ‘Industrial Strength Toilet Bowl Cleaner Music’...so heavy it cleaned the toilet. We told our joke to a radio DJ in an interview and then we also shortened it to Industrial Strength Music. When the DJ signed off he said...“Well 'Well there you have it folks, Industrial Music from the band Chrome!”"Chrome!'"



* StageNames: Damon Edge (Thomas Wisse) and Helios Creed

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* StageNames: Damon Edge (Thomas Wisse) and Helios CreedCreed (Barry Johnson)



* TheUnintelligible: Both Damon and Helios run their voices through several effects, possibly as a stylistic choice. Earlier recordings also had the two outright babbling incoherently.
* VocalTagTeam: Both Damon and Helios shared vocals between ''Half Machine Lip Moves'' and ''Chronicles'', though who did what isn't immediately obvious.

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* TheUnintelligible: Both Damon and Helios run their voices through several effects, possibly as a stylistic choice.effects. Earlier recordings also had the two outright babbling incoherently.
* VocalTagTeam: Both Damon and Helios shared vocals between ''Half Machine Lip Moves'' ''Aline Soundtracks'' and ''Chronicles'', though who did what isn't immediately obvious.
15th May '14 8:03:29 PM ThornBrain
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-->''You've been[[{{Beat}} ...]] [[ParanoiaFuel replaced]]"''
* CloudCuckoolander: Damon and Helios, drug users and futurists. Helios is also an active conspiracy theorist, particularly with [=UFOs=] and space debris.

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-->''You've been[[{{Beat}} ...]] [[ParanoiaFuel replaced]]"''
replaced"''
* CloudCuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Damon and Helios, drug users and futurists. Helios is also an active conspiracy theorist, particularly with [=UFOs=] and space debris.


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** They were also accidental {{Trope Namer}}s:
-->'''Helios''': "We were also joking around one day and decided our music was ‘Industrial Strength Toilet Bowl Cleaner Music’...so heavy it cleaned the toilet. We told our joke to a radio DJ in an interview and then we also shortened it to Industrial Strength Music. When the DJ signed off he said...“Well there you have it folks, Industrial Music from the band Chrome!”"
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