CHROME – 4 “Damon period” albums (1984-90)
It’s become something of a cliche to knock the “Mark II” period of Chrome, sales that stretch of time between the mid-80s to the mid-90s in which Damon Edge ditched other core member Helios Creed in San Francisco, and headed for Europe to make music under the Chrome name. Most nerds think that all these albums are utter shit, and aren’t even worth a listen. I say that they sound normal for the period, and how would they know anyway that Chrome’s material wouldn’t have turned out like shit with Helios still in the band anyway?
Granted, they’re not brilliant — I wouldn’t slate them for repeat listening, but they are certainly listenable. They’re slightly different than the first batch of Chrome stuff (stopping at 1982′s “3rd From The Sun”,) in that the guitar work is less prevalent. I bet all of you out there have never even heard any of this stuff before. It’s odd to me that these albums are almost completely absent from the blogosphere — it took me several days of serious searching to track down all these tracks.
Actually, now that I think about it, I seriously liked the “extended jam” album “Eternity” (1986). Listen to that one first out of these four below.
Chrome – “Into The Eyes of the Zombie King”, 1984 (ZIP file)
Chrome – “Another World”, 1985 (ZIP file)
Chrome – “Eternity”, 1986 (ZIP file)
Chrome – “Mission of the Entranced”, 1990 (ZIP file)
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