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Catherine Wheel
Alternative Pop/Rock,Alternative/Indie Rock,Shoegaze
Date of release:
July 20, 1993
Recording location:
Britannia Row Studios, London, England
FLAC vers. size:
1273 mb
MP3 vers. size:
1789 mb
WMA vers. size:
1738 mb
Other formats
4.1 ★

Chrome is the second studio album by English alternative rock band Catherine Wheel, released 20 July 1993 by Fontana Records in the UK and Mercury Records in the US. It was produced by former Pixies producer Gil Norton. While not all that successful commercially, Chrome has been well-received by critics. The album cover photo was shot in an indoor swimming pool by Storm Thorgerson of the Hipgnosis design company.

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More albums from Catherine Wheel: Happy Days by Catherine Wheel. Adam And Eve by Catherine Wheel. Wishville by Catherine Wheel. Ferment by Catherine Wheel. View all albums . Chrome. 9.

Chrome Studio album by Catherine Wheel Released July 20, 1993. Chrome, produced by former Pixies producer GilNorton, has a more metallic musical edge ( hence the title ) than the band ' s previous album Ferment and EPs. Peaking at number 26 on the Billboard TopHeatseekers chart, the album was supported by the single " Crank ", a 5 Modern Rock Tracks hit.

The Catherine Wheel (album), a recording of David Byrne's musical score commissioned by Twyla Tharp for her dance project of the same name. The Catherine Wheel (film), a film of the dance, produced by the BBC. The Catherine Wheel is a crime novel by Patricia Wentworth (1949). Chrome is the second full-length album by the English alternative rock band Catherine Wheel, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). Chrome, produced by former Pixies producer Gil Norton, has a more metallic musical edge (hence the title) than the band's previous album Ferment and EPs. Peaking at number 26 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, the album was supported by the single "Crank", a number 5 Modern Rock Tracks hit. Music videos were filmed for singles "Crank", "Show Me Mary", and "The Nude".

It's not like Catherine Wheel established their sound with Chrome, either. Ferment was considered their supposed magnum opus, with the extremely successful lead-single "Black Metallic". Chrome is more appropriately described as a perfection of their established sound, as the band's metallic shoegaze is refined in terms of both intensity and melodic-content. Every element that made Ferment so memorable and enjoyable is amplified in this release. There are quite a few album covers out there that flawlessly encapsulate the atmosphere and/or mood of the music contained. Chrome has one of those covers. It's design came from the collective Hipgnosis, who gained international prestige for the cover of Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd. Sit back, listen and experience this album. You might feel emotions you didn't even know you had. 180 gram audiophile vinyl.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Kill Rhythm Catherine Wheel Catherine Wheel 3:51
2 I Confess Catherine Wheel Catherine Wheel 3:56
3 Crank Catherine Wheel Catherine Wheel 3:45
4 Broken Head Catherine Wheel Catherine Wheel 4:43
5 Pain Catherine Wheel Catherine Wheel 6:31
6 Strange Fruit Catherine Wheel Catherine Wheel 3:06
7 Chrome Catherine Wheel Catherine Wheel 3:53
8 The Nude Catherine Wheel Catherine Wheel 3:51
9 Ursa Major Space Station Catherine Wheel Catherine Wheel 5:09
10 Fripp Catherine Wheel Catherine Wheel 7:34
11 Half Life Catherine Wheel 4:08
12 Show Me Mary Catherine Wheel Catherine Wheel 3:19


Catherine Wheel - Composer, Primary Artist
Rob Dickinson - Guitar, Vocals
Tim Friese-Greene - Guest Artist, Organ (Hammond)
Brian Futter - Guitar, Vocals
Dave Hawes - Bass
John Lee - Engineer
Gil Norton - Producer
Neil Sims - Percussion
  • Moonshaper
Their second album finds Catherine Wheel toning down the shoegaze and turning up the hard rock elements of their sound. It's still so engaging, full of reverb and dreampop elements but it has stronger fundamental and elemental power thanks to Gil Norton pushing the rhythm section to the fore and making Rob's impassioned vocalisations and melodies up a little in the mix.It's a natural evolution from their debut and shows more maturity, tighter songwriting and moments of brilliance in each and every song. The dynamic approach is still there, with riffs bursting out between the quiet/loud Pixies and light/shade Zeppelin touches that sound completely like them.Pushing out from the epic Black Metallic territory of their debut really really suits them, especially when dovetailed back into beautiful, lightheaded pop by closing the album with Show Me Mary. Some bands go all self-indulgent and alienate their audiences when they stretch songs out way past the five minute mark but Catherine Wheel have more than enough mastery of their craft to really make you yearn for the songs never to end. That ability to suck you in to their world is amazing, a trick they seemed to have learnt from listening to Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk over and over.Oh and Strange Fruit is just... wow. I've lost count of the amount of times I've tried to write a song that captures the spirit and guitar arrangement perfection and poise of this, and I can't do it. And in a world where guitar based rock and roll is so formulaic I can guess the melodies and work out the chords easily on a first listen, I still don't know exactly what they're doing here between Rob and Brian that makes the two guitars blend so perfectly while Dave Hawes pivots his bass playing between it and Neil Sims ties it all together by doing just enough on drums to make it head-bobbingly addictive.If I could level one criticism at this album, looking at it as a two-sided vinyl LP, it must be said that the second side with the more experimental but still focused material like Ursa Major Space Station and Fripp is the stronger one. Not that the first is weak - far from it - but Side B is the one where they startle me every time.
  • FRAY
Chrome is perfect. While it is full of noise, quietness, and startling transitions, repeated listening proves that everything is where it belongs. Its energetic spirit belies how carefully the whole album has been crafted. It has aged better than almost everything else from the period.