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Live album time! This one was also made into a DVD, like a recent Adele review I did, but at the Fuji Rock Festival in 2011.
I'll admit, despite knowing the name pretty well, I don't know a dang thing about these two. I do know that they didn't release this one to Spotify, so I'm off to find other means to listen. And thank you in advance, Wiki, for letting me know what album each track is from. I'll sound so much more educated that way!
So, as far as a little background, even for just my own benefit, you and I may also know them as The Dust Brothers (and yay, I sort of knew that before!), The 237 Turbo Nutters, or Chemical Ed & Chemical Tom. They came out of Manchester (like Fatboy Slim, The Prodigy, and The Crystal Method) around 1991 and brought "big beat" to the masses. They've also won two Grammys before.
Unfortunately, I'm going to have to do this one off of samples on iTunes, so bear with me. The first mixed track is "Another Word" (from "Further") / "Do It Again" (from "We Are The Night") / "Get Yourself High" (from "Singles 93-03") This is the first of 11, though there were 20 songs recorded and performed for the DVD recording. Whatevs. At least there's a taste to be had. Sorry folks - if I weren't unemployed right now, I'd go ahead and buy it, but I'm sure you know how it is. Anywhos, between the blinding crowd and sound, you can't get too much, but damn, this sounds like an exciting live show.
It sort of makes me laugh that (Live) is after every track name. I'm leaving that part out. Already filling up enough space with track titles and album titles here. "Swoon" (from "Further") / "Star Guitar" (from "Come with Us") actually has a really awesome bit of electric rock in it… even if I did make that genre up just now. It kind of glides on this separate plain while you are probably swaying in the crowd listening.
"Three Little Birdies Down Beats" (from "Exit Planet Dust") / "Hey Boy Hey Girl" (from "Surrender) seems so far away… I think I caught the tracks right in the midst of transition though (way to go iTunes). The crowd goes nuts as they amp up into what I assume is the second song in that set.
Alright, next up is "Don't Think" (from "Further") / "Out of Control" (from "Surrender") / "Setting Sun" (from "Dig Your Own Hole"). "Don't Think is from "Black Swan," right? Sorry, just going off of info I've heard in passing. The part that I got a glimpse of here (not sure which song, sorry) is just up and down and getting the crowd going along with it. It's kind of awesome to hear them give over to the beat vocally too, since I'm sure the physical movements from it are at a high.
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"Saturate" (from "We Are The Night") has them going to. There's clapping of a steady beat as this electronic one comes in and out, up and down, just sort of screwing with your head as it goes. I may be the only one who gets that feeling, but of well. I'd love to hear more of it jut to determine if the sound ever changes. The 0:30 I get is just this repetitive boop-boop-boo-boop sound over and over again.
"Escape Velocity" / "The Golden Path" (from "Further" / "Singles 93-03") is legitimately done together in the show to. Interesting how these tracks were compiled over all for the CD version. I had to go back and hear it again just to figure this out (and I know that once i find videos for this all, I can probably string together more complete thoughts), but the little bit you get is like a rocket getting ready to launch.
In a little more of a subdued mode, and even a word or two mixed in, we get "Superflash," which was an unreleased track. It's got something beating in the backing, but that's not the point of the song. Or at least it's not the point that I'm getting. The transient nature is really very cool, and seems to create the moment in the concert that you can sort of forget and zone out for.
The final song, "Block Rockin' Beats" (from "Dig Your Own Hole") isn't the last song listed on the DVD tracking (that would be "Das Spiegel," but it does give an interesting rock twist to the end fo an otherwise very electric album. The drum's take on lead here, and it's awesome.
Added to My Playlist - or rather, what would be is Spotify would GET THE STINKING ALBUM!!:
- "Horse Power"
Well, this may go down as the worst review I've ever written, and that's my own damn fault for now sucking it up and searching the web harder for a way to hear the full thing. But, if it helps, what I heard was really great.