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Heavy Rotation Vol. 10

August 9, 2009

Quick and dirty Heavy Rotation. Just the way Martha Stewart likes it.

She also likes the previous versions, because they’re all good (things).

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LFO – Tied Up
Most definitely not that boy band of recent years, but an electronic music pioneer who name comes from the abbreviation for Low Frequency Oscillation. Known for their proto-techno production and homemade equipment, LFO hits hard and fast with this track and an accompanying video that looks like a Tool B-reel.

 

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Lowbrows – Linda Is Tonight
Don’t know much about them, but they’re out of Japan. With this track, they ask you to peel yourself off the wall, stop stroking your chin, and dance your fucking ass off. Pounding beats, some vocal distortion and fuzzed-up bass bring the party to your… monitor, I suppose.

 

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Secret Machines – Atomic Heel
I’m pretty sure I’ve featured this band before, but who has time to run a 30-second search? Anyway, the Secret Machines have found themselves lumped into both the space rock and prog rock categories. While they do occasionally try these tags on (usually to good effect), this track rolls by in a succinct 3:48, avoiding any of the excesses of “space” and “prog” and just getting straight to the rock. The video ain’t bad either.

 

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The Cars – Double Life
The Cars made about a hundred great tracks, most of which we are sick of thanks to the cyclical nature of radio playlists. This track never made it big, but it is just as great as any one of their other chart-toppers. After a listen or two, you’ll be able to fire this title into any 80’s music discussion with the phrase, “Sure, their hits are good, but some of their best work remains undiscovered.” Declare yourself the winner and go have another drink. You’ve earned it!

 

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Tommy Sparks – I’m a Rope (Yuksek Remix)
Catchy, fun, summery, bubbly and downright awesome. Take everything good about pop, subtract the crap, amp up the bass and drums and sprinkle lightly with some good-natured cynicism.

All files in one Swiss-Army-Knife of a zip file (click to open in a new window):
Heavy Rotation Vol. 10

-CLT

[All music posted on Fancy Plans… is kick ass and too awesome to be contained. All music is also posted temporarily and, due to it’s high level of ass-kicking, should not be distributed without a prescription and care should be taken while operating heavy equipment or dancing around the living room (clothing optional, but do remember that the blinds are open/kids are still awake).
Should you wish to have your brilliant artistic statement forced back into confinement, please email me at 2timegrime@gmail.com. Feel free to leave a comment, as that will probably be noticed sooner.
By all means, if you like what you hear (and you will), please support the totally rocking artist(s) by purchasing some music or heading out to see them live.]
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8 comments

  1. Many thanks CLT. Particularly liked the Lowbrows.

    Good thing indeed.


    • Ram!

      Always a pleasure to see you. Glad you enjoyed the picks. Hopefully, I’ll have more info and tracks from the Lowbrows, but for now they seem to have a pretty low profile.


  2. I’m waiting for some of these bands to give you kickbacks for all of the free advertising you provide. I’d love to see one of these artists come and comment.


    • Oh, the irony.

      If the RIAA or some of the labels found out I was doing this, they would not only not reward me for the free advertising, but drag my Lion Taming ass into court to pay them.

      Tell me the world isn’t fucked up.

      Thanks for the comment, CC. Always good to see you.


  3. Tommy Sparks… that’s the one I liked best. Though I did not experience any sparks.


    • That’s OSHA for you. Ruining the fun of everyone everywhere all the time.

      Thanks for listening, RR. Great to see you.


  4. Talk about kickass…I clicked on all the songs simultaneously (didn’t know I could do that)…the cacophony almost blew me out of the house.


    • Wow. That’s not recommended.

      1. The tunes usually work better if taken one at a time.

      2. You’ve probably violated the warranty on your speakers.

      Thanks for clawing your way back to the keyboard for the comment, Elizabeth. Always good to see you.



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