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Retro Transmission
Retro Transmission
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Chrome
Title: Retro Transmission
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cleopatra
Release Date: 6/27/2000
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Goth & Industrial, American Alternative, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Retro Transmission
UPC: 741157008029

CD Reviews

Do Not Buy the 2008 Reissue!
Rodrick A. Lanham | Wild, Wonderful West Virginia | 12/19/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"If you don't have this CD in your Chrome collection, hunt down the previous version of this from 1997 with the Chrome logo on the cover. This version is absolutely not worth buying because all of the flaws it has. First, when the master CD was ripped to make these copies, it was not done properly. There are digital flaws and skips throughout the entire album. Second, the bonus tracks are out of order. That wouldn't be such a problem if the track listed as 'Pigs on the Wing' wasn't a completely different song (I believe it's 'Mother') from somebody else that's not even Chrome or Helios Creed!

The album itself is a good return to form for Chrome, even if Damon Edge wasn't involved. The bonus tracks are nice, but not necessary. It's an essential release for Chromophiles, but the presentation here was piss-poor. It's a shame that Cleopatra's quality control is apparently non-existant if this release is any indication."
A step back in the right direction.
dopemine | Portland, ME United States | 04/07/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"After guitarist/vocalist Helios Creed left Chrome in the mid 80's, keyboardist/vocalist Damon Edge released a number of albums under the Chrome name, most of which were considered by fans to be a dulled down version of the bands psychotic, industrial sound. This album, recorded by Creed and other previous band members after Edge's death is somewhat of a return to their old sound. Don't expect another Half Machine Lip Moves, but don't avoid this album because it "isn't real Chrome." All in all, not bad, very listenable, and experemental enough to keep me interested."
Helios takes control
jikoletu | 08/04/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"After Damon Edge' death in 1995, Helios took back the name Chrome and give it a sonic aspect not far from the original Chrome sound of early eighties. The 90s Damon's Chrome band was a little more clean and rigid, Helios' one is more aggressive and quite experimental. However, it is not as exciting as it could be. The listener can be easily bored by some of the tunes out there. But there is some pretty enjoyable tracks too (hear "More space", "Artificial human"). It still stands as a proof that Chrome will never be as fantastic as in the early days, with BOTH of creation kommanders: Damon and Helios."