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Options November 4, 2014: CHROME retrospective w/ guest HELIOS CREED

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When guitarist Helios Creed met up with Damon Edge and joined the San Francisco band Chrome in 1977, the world got an acid-fried, dystopian sci-fi version of the Stooges that blasted out two records that no other band has come near replicating the warped genius of. Alien Soundtracks and Half Machine Lip Moves utilized a Hendrix kind of freeform aesthetic mixed with tapes, feedback, metal percussion and cutup soundscapes all heightening the band's projections of a world of abusive technology and zombie warfare. They later became probably the most unheralded cornerstone of 80's industrial music, and in the new millenium, scores of garage punks have scrapped traditional approaches and followed Helios Creed's moves more than ever. With Damon having passed away in 2005, Creed (who has had a long solo career since 1985) now rechristens Chrome and has released the new album Feel It Like A Scientist. Brian talks at length today with Helios and gets the lowdown on the past and present of this incredible and unique psychedelic punk band.

(* = new)

Artist Track Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Harvey Milk  Greensleeves   Options The Singles  Relapse      0:00:00 ()
Terminals  Black Creek   Options Singles & Sundries  Ba Da Bing    *   0:05:27 ()
Velvet Underground  I Can't Stand It Anymore   Options 6CD 3rd Album Box    Live at the Matrix 11/69  *   0:11:00 ()
Midnight  Violence On Violence   Options No Mercy For Mayhem  Hells Headbangers    *   0:17:56 ()
Xarkrinur  Dark Rituals   Options Dark Rituals  Psalm 88 / Acephale Winter Productions    *   0:20:11 ()
Fripp & Eno  Swastika Girls   Options Live in Paris 28/05/1975  Opal    *   0:28:09 ()
Hailu Mergia & the Walias  Musicawi Silt   Options Tche Belew  Awesome Tapes From Africa    *   0:30:39 ()
Bugs & Rats  Hot Skins   Options Bugs & Rats  Feeding Tube    *   0:34:46 ()
Deaf Wish  Mum Gets Punched In the Face   Options Deaf Wish  Homeless    *   0:37:28 ()
Cut Hands  Belladonna Theme   Options Festival Of the Dead  Blackest Ever Black    *   0:39:12 ()
The Heads  Song No. 1   Options Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere  Rooster Rock  Reissue 2000  *   0:43:41 ()
Robert Lester Folsom  Written In Your Hair   Options Ode To A Rainy Day Archives 1972-1975  Anthology    *   0:53:18 ()
Antonio Smith  Tiempo de Amar   Options Ven Seamos Mas  Branco      0:55:49 ()
Chrome  March of the Chrome Police   Options Half Machine Lip Moves  Siren      1:05:29 ()
Chrome  Lady Feline   Options Feel It Like a Scientist  King of Spades    *   1:08:32 ()
Chrome  SS Sygni   Options Alien Soundtracks  Touch and Go      1:12:22 ()
Helios Creed   WFMU Interview Part 1   Options         1:13:33 ()
Chrome  TV as Eyes   Options Half Machine Lip Moves  Siren      1:31:57 ()
Chrome  Future Ghosts   Options 3rd From the Sun  Siren      1:34:34 ()
Helios Creed  WFMU Interview Part 2   Options         1:39:25 ()
Chrome  Zombie Warfare (Can't Let You Down)   Options Half Machine Lip Moves  Siren      2:01:34 ()
Helios Creed  Master Blaster   Options Boxing the Clown  Amphetamine Reptile      2:05:28 ()
Helios Creed  Sunspots   Options Boxing the Clown  Amphetamine Reptile      2:08:19 ()
Helios Creed  WFMU Interview Part 3   Options         2:10:33 ()
Chrome  Chromosome Damage / The Monitors   Options Alien Soundtracks  Touch and Go      2:25:38 ()
Chrome  Prophecy   Options Feel It Like a Scientist  King of Spades    *   2:28:52 ()
Chrome  Looking For Your Door   Options Half Machine From the Sun  King of Spades  79-80 unreleased, recently issued    2:36:11 ()
Chrome  The Spider   Options Angel of the Clouds  Dossier      2:42:09 ()
Helios Creed  Blood Red   Options X-Rated Fairy Tales  Subterranean      2:45:48 ()
Helios Creed  The Federation   Options Kiss To the Brain  Amphetamine Reptile      2:49:52 ()
Chrome  Half Machine Lip Moves   Options Half Machine Lip Moves  Siren      2:51:04 ()
Chrome  Eyes In the Center   Options Red Exposure  Lemon      2:55:44 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 11/4/14 3:02pm paula pc:

psyched!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/4/14 3:02pm Cheri Pi:

Here.
Avatar    Tue. 11/4/14 3:03pm Sem Chumbo:

Here, wearing both new FMU t-shirts, as my swag bag arrived today:-D.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/4/14 3:04pm DCE:

hi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/4/14 3:05pm Carmichael:

Present, with presents (Illuminati Cat shirt). But no presence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/4/14 3:06pm DCE:

turn up the presence knob to..umm..9?
  Tue. 11/4/14 3:06pm Which Beam?:

Brian - ask Helios about touring with Nik Turner in the 90s for the Space Ritual anniversary tour! Caught it in Columbus with Sleep as the opener, one of my fondest rock and roll memories! - Steven
  Tue. 11/4/14 3:07pm QueasyBiscuit:

Im revved for this show. Been dippin my head in a bucket of ice water in preparation.
Avatar    Tue. 11/4/14 3:07pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

present. Just now starting Hour no.7 of a 16-hour shift. So let's kick my arse for keeps with this here sonic energy thing. Righteous yay on Helios.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/4/14 3:07pm sphere:

hello hello
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/4/14 3:09pm Cheri Pi:

Egad Papps! Today's show should be a major mid-point pick-me-up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/4/14 3:09pm common:

yeeehaw! chrome today!
  Tue. 11/4/14 3:10pm neil:

helios creed for president ov earth! vote now humans!<there is no other choice>
  Tue. 11/4/14 3:11pm KingLudd:

Barum? I made it for the Chrome. WB. i saw Nik Turner once. Ate the wrong carrot cake and hallucinated him up on the lighting gantry, singing "skin one up".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/4/14 3:15pm sphere:

OMG a 6CD box set for the third VU album! the mind boggles.
Avatar Tue. 11/4/14 3:17pm Tome:

Hey Brian , Hey Kiddles ,, nice start woo hoo...
Avatar Tue. 11/4/14 3:18pm Tome:

.... does the Snoopy Dance to the coffee pot .. .
  Tue. 11/4/14 3:19pm Ghandi:

Love this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/4/14 3:31pm Guido from Cologne:

Damn!! I almost missed it!
Thank you Cheri for the alert on FB !
Hi everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/4/14 3:32pm Cheri Pi:

Don't the Daktaris do an awesome cover of this??
Avatar Tue. 11/4/14 3:33pm Brian Turner:

Its a standard I think, The Ex & Getatchew have too...
  Tue. 11/4/14 3:33pm neil:

send ur love to helios.<love & weed>
Avatar Tue. 11/4/14 3:34pm βrian:

Who could forget Clarence, the cross-eyed lion?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/4/14 3:39pm Guido from Cologne:

For those who don't have yet:
Psych Trail #8 with Chrome special (free download with donation option)
www.helioschrome.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/4/14 3:45pm Guido from Cologne:

@Brian
will the interview be live?
  Tue. 11/4/14 3:54pm neil:

re-calibrate ur third-eye.<focus><float>drift like a laser...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/4/14 3:58pm Guido from Cologne:

just in case:
I found reading about the Helios' Folk-Roots quite surprising.
One of his early role models seemed to have been Shawn Phillips ...
  Tue. 11/4/14 3:58pm Ghandi:

Quiero carne de vaca!
  Tue. 11/4/14 4:05pm neil:

do i smell an east coast chrome tour?<sniff sniff>
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/4/14 4:07pm Cheri Pi:

Rump shaker.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/4/14 4:11pm common:

yip!
Avatar    Tue. 11/4/14 4:11pm Chris from DC:

Neil, saw the last East Coast tour, one set of solo material and one of Chrome, It was amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/4/14 4:19pm Cheri Pi:

BT, goal for 2015, play guitar in his band.
Avatar Tue. 11/4/14 4:20pm Brian Turner:

make it happen Cheri Pi!
  Tue. 11/4/14 4:21pm neil:

helios will ring ur bell live.<preaching to thee choir>sonic worship!
  Tue. 11/4/14 4:23pm neil:

master blaster.
  Tue. 11/4/14 4:29pm neil:

it sounded like thee future...at thee time nothing like it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/4/14 4:29pm Cheri Pi:

I love this guy
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/4/14 4:29pm common:

this is great
  Tue. 11/4/14 4:32pm neil:

pioneer. true alien sonic scientist.
  Tue. 11/4/14 4:33pm Mortimer:

Did this tune just rip into the interview or did my stream cut out? Sounded awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/4/14 4:34pm Cheri Pi:

My aliens approve.
  Tue. 11/4/14 4:35pm love:

goddamn it, i missed half of the show, hi everybody
Avatar Tue. 11/4/14 4:35pm Brian Turner:

Sorry, interview in segments and tunes in between.
  Tue. 11/4/14 4:36pm Singing Serpent Glen:

it was perfect. TV AS EYES ate nirvana!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/4/14 4:38pm Cheri Pi:

Exactly SSG :)
  Tue. 11/4/14 4:40pm Mortimer:

Yeah that segue ruled!
  Tue. 11/4/14 4:42pm neil:

read only memory<i am thee jaw>
  Tue. 11/4/14 4:45pm neil:

cherish thee moment
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/4/14 4:45pm steve:

hAHA cool
  Tue. 11/4/14 4:51pm neil:

that sound!!!!
  Tue. 11/4/14 4:54pm neil:

resonance. bubbles & waves.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/4/14 4:56pm common:

crazy nuns!
  Tue. 11/4/14 4:56pm neil:

astral guru...
Avatar    Tue. 11/4/14 5:01pm Roberto:

Whoa, a model train guy? This just got even more interesting.
  Tue. 11/4/14 5:06pm neil:

i swear back in thee day on early mtv when they were having technical problems they played zombie warfare with a we'll be right back picture...<anyone remember><?>
Avatar Tue. 11/4/14 5:07pm t_J:

Greetings Brian, great stuff as always.. Hi every1
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/4/14 5:13pm steve:

sorry, James who?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/4/14 5:14pm Marcel M:

Ohhhh man just tuning in. Gotta dig the first part later! Whats up all?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/4/14 5:14pm steve:

James Brown good god!
Avatar Tue. 11/4/14 5:23pm t_J:

started listng late.. gonna check the archs
  Tue. 11/4/14 5:23pm neil:

helios has a great picture ov helios z silver & james brown together. if i remember right helios is wearing a real nice jacket & looks super funky.<true>
Avatar    Tue. 11/4/14 5:24pm V Priceless:

Fish also plays with Hugh Cornwell. Lux plays with Nektar too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/4/14 5:25pm Marcel M:

Oh man Chrome at The Acheron.... that would just be the tops.
  Tue. 11/4/14 5:25pm neil:

ha lincoln. represent! we love helios here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/4/14 5:28pm Guido from Cologne:

... too good ... more of theese stories please ...
... invite him to the studio if ever possible ...
... must be fun ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/4/14 5:29pm Mike East:

cool interview, Brian!
  Tue. 11/4/14 5:30pm r i s k y:

Helios was a trip! Haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/4/14 5:32pm Marcel M:

That was great!
  Tue. 11/4/14 5:34pm neil:

great job brian! thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 11/4/14 5:38pm steve:

so freaking great. the man is a national treasure.
  Tue. 11/4/14 5:50pm KP:

Nice show
  Tue. 11/4/14 5:52pm neil:

thee federation. we're everywhere.<connected>plug in tune in drop out...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/4/14 5:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Voted...held a sign up all day in front uh the Polls like a doofus w/ prolly opposite of desired effect....still in time to annoy on BT's comments ! - a day of much accomplishment
...This is great of course...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/4/14 5:57pm northguineahills:

Amazing show Brian, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 11/4/14 5:57pm Marcel M:

Awesome! Thanks Brian.
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