Chrome Cranks were a NYC band active from 1989 till 1998. They played raw brooding garage-punk blues rock following in the lineage of the likes of the Scientists, the Gun Club, the Cramps and the Stooges. Prior to this at least one of them (how many?) had played in the band the Honeymoon Killers. Their first release was a track called Fool on Ice on a 1991 compilation on Atavistic Records. First single Eight Track Mind was released on PCP records in 1992. There followed singles with such underground rock labels as Sympathy for the Record Industry, Demolition Derby and Insipid.