3rd from the Sun

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3rd from the Sun
Chrome - 3rd From the Sun.jpeg
Studio album by Chrome
Released May 26, 1982
Recorded Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco, California, United States
Genre Experimental rock
Length 35:12
Label Don't Fall Off the Mountain
Chrome chronology
Blood on the Moon
(1981)Blood on the Moon1981
3rd from the Sun
Chrome Box
(1982)Chrome Box1982
Singles from 3rd from the Sun
  1. "Firebomb"/"Shadows of a Thousand Years"
    Released: 1982

3rd from the Sun is the sixth studio album by the experimental rock band Chrome. It was released in 1982 by record label Don't Fall Off the Mountain.

Musical style[edit]

The Quietus described the album's musical style as "gothic space rock".[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

AllMusic gave 3rd from the Sun the highest rating of any Chrome album. CMJ New Music Monthly called the album "magnificent".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Helios Creed and Damon Edge.

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Firebomb" 3:43
2. "Future Ghosts" 5:19
3. "Armageddon" 8:35
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Heart Beat" 5:05
2. "Off the Line" 4:32
3. "3rd from the Sun" 4:41
4. "Shadows of a Thousand Years" 3:37


Additional personnel
  • Fabienne Shine – backing vocals on "Off the Line" and "Shadows of a Thousand Years"


  1. ^ Banks, Joe (June 25, 2014). "Live Report: Chrome". The Quietus. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "3rd from the Sun – Chrome : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. AllRovi. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ Frampton, Scott (July 1995). "Reviews". CMJ New Music Monthly: 34. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 

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