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Chrome - Half Machine Lip Moves


On this date in 1979, Chrome released their third album, Half Machine Lip Moves. There were no singles released from the album. Chrome was a San Francisco post punk band consisting of Helios Creed and Damon Edge. They split in 1983 but Damon kept the band's name and continued to record with other musicians under that name until his death in 1995. After that, Helios reclaimed the name and has recorded under Chrome ever since.

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Rob J said...

The first three albums were excellent, but of course you couldn't give them away even back in 1979.

"March Of The Chrome Police" is the sound of The Stooges via Phil K Dick, as opposed to Jim Morrison. It should have been the soundtrack to "Minority Report", but no Hollywood producer would have dared to contemplate such an idea.

Try to check out "Eyes On Mars" or
the truly creepy "Jonestown" from 1980's "Red Exposure".

It is as menacing as Suicide's "Frankie Teardrop" or Swans' "Beautiful Child".

In other words, great stuff !

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