Catherine Wheel - Chrome

Regular price $34.00 Save $-34.00
Catalogue Number UMCLP044
Format LP
Release Date 18/08/2023
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Product Description

They were of a size and scale to be supported by the upcoming Radiohead. Melody Maker said that Radiohead were like Catherine Wheel as they "function along a similar catharsis/contrivance axis, ladling existential angst into skilfully imposing song structures." Overseen by Pixies producer Gil Norton and recorded at Pink Floyd's Britannia Row Studios, where band favourites, Joy Division, had made Closer, Chrome marked a huge
step forward, honed on the road after the constant touring to support previous album Ferment. With its sleeve designed by Storm Thorgerson, it's as if the album was a dry run for Muse. There is increasing experimentation – the 7 minutes plus of Fripp are, as writer Ben Cardew noted, "celestial and full of dread." As Pitchfork wrote, "It's as if Chrome were imported from another history of alt- rock, one more textured and romantic, where it sits deservedly atop the pile." This re- issue faithfully replicates the original 1993 Fontana UK release and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl. ... Tracks: Kill Rhythm / I Confess / Crank / Broken Head / Pain / Strange Fruit / Chrome / The Nude / Ursa Major Space Station / Fripp / Half Life / Show Me Mary
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