you will find sort of odd-ball things that don't really fit into any
other category. Here you'll find audio recordings of radio shows that
Chrome and Helios were featured on, a tour diary, press release and
much more!**If anyone has anything that would fit into the odd-ball category, please contact me so that we can add it to the site. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!**
Interview w/ Damon Edge in 1981 - Australian Radio Program Feat. Chrome (45 min. MP3 Recording)
Rip It Up & Start Again (early Chrome-era quotes from Damon & Helios)
D-99 (the origin of the Kiss To The Brain album cover)
Helios Creed Dream (impressive drawing of Helios)
On The Plane (2003 message from Helios about Dark Side Of The Sun Tour)
Chrome Tour Diary
Mid 90's Press Release From Cleopatra Records
Helios Creed Tabloid Art & More
Superior Catholic Finger Inserts
Full Shows From KUSF Radio
France Tour Book From 1995
Mailers Circa 1994/95
Deep Blue Alternate Art
Chrome: Communication Warriors - Article from Damage Issue 12/13, June 1981
Scrapped Idea For Early 2000 Chrome Release
Scrapped Idea For Helios Creed Prayer Candle
Willie Nelson And Helios Creed???
Chrome Sketches! - Live In London 2014
Gene Simmons Tries To Steal The Chrome Name
Chrome Newsletter From 1981
Butthole Surfers Cover Chrome Live In Austin, Texas!
'Chrome Communications' Mailer Mailed To Fan
is a rare piece of Chrome history. This is an Australian radio
broadcast of an entire show dedicated to Chrome featuring an inerview
with Damon Edge from 1981 shortly after the concert Chrome played at
Bologna. This show was part of a series on psychedelic music. Damon
goes into depth about Chrome and talks quite a bit about Helios as
well. The program was created by a Radio DJ & Producer named Tony
Barrell, it's believed that Tony was with ABC at the time of this
recording, however the exact station is unknown.. A huge thanks to
Caspar Trimmer who dug up the tape. Here are some words from Caspar
regarding this recording: "In Tony's opinion, Chrome was the most
authentic psychedelic music he knew and far more like the experience of
an acid trip than anything produced in the 1960's. The actual interview
took place in San Francisco, with someone called Griselda. Tony and his
colleagues just dubbed their own questions onto it." ***NOTE:
You can either click on the pic of Damon to hear this, or right click
and select "save as" or "save link as" to save the file to a location
on your computer for later viewing***
on the image above for some very interesting quotes from Helios Creed and Damon
Edge from the early Chrome days. Simon Reynolds wrote Rip It Up And Start
Again: Post Punk 1978-84, a book about the San Francisco post-punk scene from that time,
very interesting stuff, and please buy the whole book!
Ever wonder where that weird green alien creature came from on the cover
of Kiss To The Brain? It was from a science fiction novel from the 60's entitled D-99.
Click on the image above for the full sized cover of the book.
on the image above to read an account from John Matthews' of a dream he had
about Helios Creed. John also drew out a really nice drawing of Helios, check
it out by clicking the linked image above. Please also visit famousdreams.com
to check out the entire site!
on the image above for an answering machine message from Helios Creed to Joe
Dupre of staticwhitesound.com Helios was injured in a very serious car accident
just days prior to the 2003 Dark Side of The Sun Tour. This required him to
have a pin placed in the middle finger of his left hand (the fret board
hand!!). This message is Helios giving his thumbs up that the tour will go on, despite
missing a finger!
Click the above image for a 1998 road report diary: When Helios
resurrected Chrome for the 1998 Chrome reunion tour, the bass player, Buz Deadwax kept a tour diary on the road.
Pop in the live Flashback disc, take a trip back
and read the tour diary. It makes for some quite interesting reading.
on the image above for a PDF file of a press release for Helios put out by
Cleopatra Records from back in the mid 90's.
Here's some creative art from Toxic Tommy, quite amusing they are.
One is a mock up made out to look like a 50's sci-fi novel, another is a mock
up of a tabloid magazine, all Helios Creed related spins to them. Click the images
above for the full size. Please visit Tommy's site Heathen World for all kinds
of weird stuff!
couple of inserts that came with the Superior Catholic Finger record from
Subterranean. Click the above images for the full sized pics.
times Chrome and Helios Creed have been featured on San Francisco's KUSF 90.3 FM below are a few
MP3's for download of the full shows. They feature interviews, information and
a nice selection of songs from Helios Creed's career.
- April 25, 2004 - Chrome Spotlight:
- June 28, 2009 - Helios Creed Spotlight
- July 26, 2009 - Helios Creed Spotlight
is a unique little item. It's a signed tour date book when Helios and co.
toured France back in 1995. Thanks to Jean Paul Moscardi for this.
Thanks to Chad Crossan, above are some mailers that
were sent out to fans circa late 1993/early 1994. Click on the above
images to view these close up. The first one has even got the lyrics to
are a few early ideas from the record company for upcoming releases
back around late 2005/very early 2006. The first one there with Mary
would later, with some modifications become part of the front cover for
Deep Blue Love Vacuume. The others are ideas for a 7" record that would
include the songs "Help Me Bitch" and "Things They Showed Me." The last
is a pic that was an idea the inside copy of the record.
the above image for a PDF file of a really cool article entitled
"Chrome: The Communication Warriors" by D. W. Person from Damage issue
12/13, June 1981. A great article on Chrome featuring some interesting
quotes from both Damon Edge and Helios Creed.
Here's a scrapped idea for one of the early 2000 era Chrome releases - most likely for "Ghost Machine."
a scrapped idea for the Helios Creed prayer candles that were sold
around the time of the January 21st show at Room 710 in Austin, TX
Willie Nelson & Helios Creed you say?? What about them? Click the above image to find out!
Click the image above to see some very cool sketches from a Chrome show in Europe during the summer of 2014!
the image above to see the case presented of Kiss front-man Gene
Simmons attempting to let his son use the CHROME band name that's been
used for decades!
the image above for an interesting newsletter put out by Chrome in
November of 1981. Lots of great info including the band's perceptions
at the time of their only 2 live shows they ever played together as the
original early band (Damon and Helios together). Here's a link for a
full-sized download of this newsletter as well: CHROME 1981 NEWSLETTER
the image above to see the Butthole Surfers cover "TV As Eyes" and
"March Of The Chrome Police" live in Austin, Texas in July of 2002!
Video includes soundboard audio!
the image above to see a mailer with various items sent out to fans as communication on releases and live shows, November 1997