Half Machine Lip Moves

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Half Machine Lip Moves
Chrome Half Machine Lip Moves.jpeg
Studio album by Chrome
Released March 15, 1979
Recorded Alamar Studios in San Francisco, California, United States
Length 35:55
Label Siren (original release)
Beggars Banquet (UK)
Expanded Music (Italy)
Dossier (1988 German release)
Touch and Go (1990 US reissue)
Cleopatra (2007 & 2012 US reissues)
Producer Damon Edge
Chrome chronology
Alien Soundtracks
(1977)Alien Soundtracks1977
Half Machine Lip Moves
Read Only Memory
(1979)Read Only Memory1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3/5 stars[2]

Half Machine Lip Moves is the third studio album by American experimental rock band Chrome. It was released on March 15, 1979 by record label Siren. It was described as post-punk by music writer Simon Reynolds.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "T.V. as Eyes" Helios Creed Damon Edge, Gary Spain 2:19
2. "Zombie Warfare (Can't Let You Down)" Edge Creed, Edge 5:47
3. "March of the Chrome Police (A Cold Clamey Bombing)" Edge Edge 3:38
4. "You've Been Duplicated" Edge Creed, Edge 2:38
5. "Mondo Anthem" Creed, Edge Edge, Spain 3:33
Side B
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Half Machine Lip Moves" Creed, Edge Creed, Edge 5:21
2. "Abstract Nympho" Creed, Edge Creed, Edge 3:35
3. "Turned Around" Creed Creed, Edge 2:01
4. "Zero Time" Creed Creed, Edge 3:04
5. "Creature Eternal" Creed, Edge Creed, Edge 1:53
6. "Critical Mass" Edge Creed, Edge 2:00


UK magazine The Wire included Half Machine Lip Moves on its list "100 (130) Records That Set the World on Fire".[4]


Additional personnel
  • Gary Spain – bass guitar ("T.V. as Eyes", "Mondo Anthem")
  • John L. Cyborg – electronics
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Amy James – sleeve photography, cover design


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Half Machine Lip Moves – Chrome : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. AllRovi. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Acclaimed Music – Half Machine Lip Moves". Acclaimed Music. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ Reynolds, Simon (2009). Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978—1984. Faber & Faber. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "rocklist.net...The Wire Lists...". rocklistmusic.co.uk. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 

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