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Heavy Rotation Vol. 13

September 6, 2009

Suggested new titles:
Heavy D and the Rotation
Heavy’s 5-Man Rotation
He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Rotation
Rotations Are Heavy
(apologies to L7)
CLT’s Tastemakery & General Condescension

Previous volumes available in the Heavy Rotation Archive (for the low, low price of a mouse-click).

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Chemical Brothers – Private Psychedelic Reel
Last track off their masterpiece Dig Your Own Hole. A monumental build leads to all hell breaking loose and some masterful tweaking of builds and drops all the way thru. Named after the Beatle’s rumored “music to take drugs to” collection. The Brothers routinely close their shows with this headcrusher, which is truly best experienced live.

Two vids (album version and live video):

 

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Death in Vegas – Aisha (featuring Iggy Pop)
Iggy joins the Richard Fearless production collective (sans peanut butter) to deliver some very dark lyrics about serial killers over the greatest cycled riff since metal lost all of its hair. Nothing subtle about this. Just great rocking fun, all huge riffs, killer drums and menacing vocals. Rock like rock should be.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOsonaQMy-E

 

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Fischerspooner – The 15th
Electro-weirdos Fischerspooner take on a Wire track with some unexpectedly amazing results. Begone angular guitars! Make way for some perfectly lovely synth pads and vocal reverb. Beautifully done. Wouldn’t look out of place soundtracking some sort of heartsick montage in an ’80s teen romance flick or being belted out by everybody and their mother in Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest (if that latest is Magnolia… it would seem terribly out of place in There Will Be Blood).

 

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Hardknox – Fire Like This
You know this song. You just think you don’t. Once you click play, it’ll all come rushing back. Another breakbeat/big beat group from back in the early ’00s, when heady young record execs thought techno would take over the US. Needless to say, MCR, Nickelback, Limp Bizkit, Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas, etc. Still, an enjoyable track that asks nothing more than to get your ass on up out of that chair, whether to bust a move or bust some heads.

 

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Kitchens of Distinction – Quick as Rainbows
Those of you who grew up like I did (white, suburban, mid-30’s) will immediately be transported back to the MTV of yore, whose Sunday nights were essential viewing, what with 120 (fucking) Minutes playing the music you actually listened to. Chiming guitars, airy vocals, soaring synthwork. All this added up to college/alternative rock that actually was still the “alternative.” A gorgeous heartbreak of a song.

All files in one easy-to-abuse zip file: Heavy Rotation Vol. 13 (link opens in new window).

-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. Kitchens of Distinction + Hardknox = now on the list.

    (Etch a Sketch already was)


    • Right on, right on. Enjoy your run!

      Thanks for listening, bschooled. Great to see you.


  2. I’ve bypassed the union post and headed straight for the music. At one point in my life I was a member of 3 unions at one time. I never really saw the point of any of them but…

    Anyway, thanks for the Death in Vegas lead. I don’t know what that one snuck past me.

    All the best CLT.


    • Well, no problem.

      Music’s the great equalizer. My anti-union ranting aside, great to see you, Don. Death in Vegas do some awesome stuff. Glad you got to check them out.


  3. Claire Collins sent me over. Not bad music, I’ll make sure to come back over.


    • I owe Claire a soda. Or some whiskey. Whatever it is that published writers are drinking these days.

      Glad you enjoyed the tunes and I look forward to seeing you again. I try to kick out the jams every Sunday.


  4. I was all puffed up there for a moment, having heard 75% of tonight’s music. Then the last song played and I cried like a bitch. It was almost like hanging with an old friend…


    • That song is that good and captures that timeframe so well. I couldn’t not include it.

      Great to have you here, blubbering away, RR. Trust me, I’m right there with you.



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