Thursday, March 02, 2006

Chrome

This is the defaced look of new-psychedelia. Chrome's music comes from a mysterious place where space-acid rock meets punk and industrial music. Helios Creed's guitars and Damon Edge's synthesizers throw out any possible kind of noises, supported by hypnotic/neurotic rhythms, to create a disturbing and futuristic sound that runs on the thin border between rock songs and chaos. These two freaks from San Francisco shared the same passion for science fiction and their music anticipated somehow the cyberpunk's atmospheres, sounding like the ideal soundtrack for some Philip K. Dick's nightmares. They came in the late '70s, when the hippies ideals had died, and showed another sort of lysergic visions.
Too weird to be punk or new wave, too rock to be an industrial or experimental band, Chrome will always be an unique entity, very innovative and creative until Creed's defection in '83. They are still a cult band, that played only a very few times on stage.
This song was first released on the compilation Subterranean Modern, where Chrome appeared with other California bands like Residents and Tuxedomoon. The clip is very simple but as disturbing as the sound: this meeting is going to be frightful, there are sinister peoples in the subway looking like the Clockwork Orange's droogs.

Chrome - I Meet You In The Subway (1980)

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Leave a comment, don't leave me alone in the subway!

I meet you here

Mirco

12 Comments:

Anonymous sim said...

thanks very much for chrome-have not listened to them for years!your hard work on this site is greatly appreciated.

3/03/2006 5:12 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Thanks to you, I like to post something more unusual sometimes, it's good to see that someone appreciates.

3/03/2006 5:52 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

It's funny, I was just talking about Chrome yesterday! Yay! I've never seen this video- thanks for sharing!

3/03/2006 10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Super find! Thanks! I definitely dig the Android, Electric Sheep, Philip K Dick vibe of this band. Their music was so much truth..thanks a million for this!

3/05/2006 4:09 AM  
Anonymous Felix Leiter said...

OMG this brings back memories. I HAD this video it was tagged onto a live bootleg of bauhaus. From what i remember the bauhaus footage was shite, totally black. Typical Target video quality. That said this is how i got into Chrome was these videos, the clockworrk costumes and the fact that it was filmed in the BART (the oakland/sf subway system) made me run out and buy thei albums.
Sooooo again thanks for these!!

3/24/2006 1:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great videos..and great blog..and btw..do u know some blog with videos too ?? plz..

3/25/2006 9:25 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Check out Sonic Pollutions, Kinkman and The Groovy Fab Workshop on my links' list.

Bye

3/25/2006 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great song, great video... the reversed colours remind me of a malfunctioning Alphaville...
I had no idea Chrome ever made videos, i've now heard that they had four - any idea where i could find the other two (that aren't on YouTube)?

3/31/2006 12:22 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

I'm sorry, I have no idea...

3/31/2006 12:42 AM  
Blogger factory_peasant said...

the original Chrome videos were placed on the back of a Bauhaus live performance video from Target. it's long since been out of print. i think the tracks were New Age, Danger Zone, Meet You In The Subway, and one other one (it escapes me right now). Good stuff though.

6/10/2006 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a new Chrome/Helios Creed DVD out:

http://www.staticwhitesound.com/chrome/discography/DualForces.htm

9/16/2006 10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, that DVD contains those videos as well as the video for '3rd from the sun', which has never been released as well as various live footage. Sounds intresting.

10/26/2006 10:50 PM  

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