Anthology 1979-1983

Anthology 1979-1983

by Chrome
     
 

For all of those curious but understandably tentative music lovers awaiting the arrival of an affordable single-disc collection summarizing the oftentimes confusing career of industrial music pioneers Chrome, Cleopatra Records' Anthology 1979-1983 offers an excellent, and pretty close to definitive, cross section of highlights from theSee more details below

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For all of those curious but understandably tentative music lovers awaiting the arrival of an affordable single-disc collection summarizing the oftentimes confusing career of industrial music pioneers Chrome, Cleopatra Records' Anthology 1979-1983 offers an excellent, and pretty close to definitive, cross section of highlights from the San Francisco originals' short-lived but uniquely inspired career. Focusing on the "glory years" of the volatile Damon Edge/Helios Creed partnership, this release compiles 18 influential and revelatory tracks from Chrome's various albums, 12" and 7" singles, and even such rarities as the three tracks originally contributed to the legendary Subterranean Modern compilation ("Anti-Fade," "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," and "Meet You in the Subway"). Of course, completist-minded fans may object to the exclusion of any material dating from before Creed's arrival (essentially Chrome's recognizably formative 1977 debut album, The Visitation), but then they'd have a hard time disputing this collection's similar dismissal of anything recorded by the various splinter incarnations of Chrome that were active post-1983. And since Anthology 1979-1983 is meant to be a focused encapsulation aimed at new converts rather than a broad overview for devout fanatics, the above argument is most likely rendered moot on arrival. And for the former group of Chrome neophytes, this set is as recommended a starting point as they come.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2004
Label:
Cleopatra
UPC:
0741157138429
catalogNumber:
1384

Tracks

  1. Chromosome Damage  -  Chrome
  2. TV as Eyes  -  Chrome
  3. Zombie Warfare  -  Chrome
  4. March of the Chrome Police (A Cold Clammy Bombing)  -  Chrome
  5. You've Been Duplicated  -  Chrome
  6. Abstract Nympho  -  Chrome
  7. Anti-Fade  -  Chrome
  8. I Left My Heart in San Francisco  -  Chrome
  9. Meet You in the Subway  -  Chrome
  10. New Age  -  Chrome
  11. Electric Chair  -  Chrome
  12. In a Dream  -  Chrome
  13. Firebomb  -  Chrome
  14. Future Ghosts  -  Chrome
  15. 3rd from the Sun  -  Chrome
  16. Gehenna Lion  -  Chrome
  17. Half Machine Lip Moves  -  Chrome
  18. Perfumed Metal  -  Chrome

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chrome   Primary Artist
Damon Edge   Synthesizer,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Helios Creed   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Garry Spain   Bass,Group Member
Hilary Stench   Bass,Group Member
John Stench   Drums,Group Member
Fabienne   Vocals
Hillary Stench   Bass Guitar
Gary Spain   Bass Guitar
John Stench   Drums
Betsy Hill   Cello

Technical Credits

Damon Edge   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Helios Creed   Composer,Producer
Seth Crenshaw   Remastering

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