Chrome is an American rock band founded in San Francisco in 1976 by musician Damon Edge and associated with the 1970s post-punk movement. The group’s raw sound blended elements of punk, psychedelia, and early industrial music, incorporating science-fiction themes, tape experimentation, distorted acid rock guitar, and electronic noise. They have been cited as forerunners of the 1980s industrial music boom.
From Ralph Records compilation, “Subterranean Modern” 1979
Subterranean Modern is a compilation album released on Ralph Records on August 28th 1979. The album features original tracks by four San Francisco groups: Chrome, MX-80 Sound, The Residents and Tuxedomoon, each themed around the city of San Francisco.
After being reissued by Ralph in 1980 and 1983, Subterranean Modern remained out of print for almost three decades until its first CD release in April 2022 on Klanggalerie.