Sunday, November 16, 2014

Charisma is between 8 and 17, phew - i'm an Elf (2007)

New page in Krisma's Memorabilia section

Quite how Chrisma (later Krisma, erm why??) came across their 80s German sound is anyone's guess but it seems likely they jumped every band wagon, and tried every scene in musical history at one time or another.

Most of it you would rather listen to a George W speech than, but for some very very odd and unexplainable reason 20jfg got the big love for a few of these time traveling lycanthropes tracks.
From supporting the Beatles as part of the Italian beat movement to becoming a cut down Bucks Fizz/Dollar doesn't seem a good starting point for any act - and lets set it straight - Chrisma is an act, not a band.

Whether it was working with Vangelis and his brother Nico that gave them the over-serious edge of just copious amounts of cocaine and bad taste, we love them for it.
In the late 70s they managed to produce the blatantly ridiculous cliche full b side 'Black Silk Stockings' which defies all common sense to be amazing. The shockingly bad a-side and minor hit Lola still gets played on Radio 2 for your Dad to sing along, but it's the b-side that's worthy of inserting myringotomy tubes.
Black Silk Stockings seem to capture the spirit of Suicide, and a guitar like straight from the Helios Creed school of sounds.


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