THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS – Second Album ‘DIG YOUR OWN HOLE’ Is 25 – Special Edition In July

8 April 2022

Manchester rave experts Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, better known as
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS released their 2nd LP DIG YOUR OWN HOLE
25 years ago, on 7 April 1997. Their first number one album in the UK.

And lead single Block Rockin’ Beats was their first #1 single in G-B…

Two strictly limited-edition formats of the album, and a unique line of
merchandise are planned for release on 29 July. Those limited editions
each containing 5 previously unreleased tracks. More info here.

First of those 5 rare tracks is a demo (demos suck!) of the album’s track Elektrobank

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Full original album…

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Picked By TURN UP THE VOLUME – 10 Ace Albums Turning 25 in 2022

13 December 2021

Back to 1997…

Band: RADIOHEAD (UK)
Album: OK COMPUTER

Released: 21 May 1997 – their 3rd LP
Score: No 1 in the UK, Scotland
and Belgium, #21 in the USA

Pitchfork said: “The record is brimming with genuine emotion,
beautiful and complex imagery and music, and lyrics that are
at once passive and fire-breathing. OK Computer is like tossing
David Bowie, old U2, Spacehog and lots of Pink Floyd into a
blender and pushing the ‘kill’ button.”
Score: 5/5.

Stream here…

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Band: THE VERVE (UK)
Album: URBAN HYMNS

Released: 29 September 1997 – 3rd LP
Score: #1 in the UK, Ireland, New-Zealand
and Ireland, #23 in the USA

NME wrote: “Its sheer magnificence and spirit is such that
the danger of it overwhelming anything that follows it is obvious.
This, after all, is the musical signature of the year.”
Score: 4/5.

Stream here…

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Band: SPIRITUALIZED (UK)
Album: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE ARE FLOATING IN SPACE

Released: 16 June 1997 – 3rd LP
Score: #4 in the UK

Pitchfork: “Masterpiece. The music is timeless.” Score: 5/5.

Stream here…

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Band: PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland/UK)
Album: VANISHING POINT

Released: 7 July 1997
Score: No 2 in the UK and Scotland

AllMusic said: “The group is still capable of creating exotic,
thoroughly entrancing sounds, which is what makes Vanishing
Point a remarkable comeback.”
Score: 4.5/5.

Stream here…

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Band: GRANDADDY (US)
Album: UNDER THE WESTERN FREEWAY – debut LP

AllMusic said: “A fairly brilliant album, combining a warm, earnest,
and rustic feel with sometimes goofy experimentation.”
Score: 4/5.

Stream here…

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6. The Boatman’s Call by NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
7. Evergreen by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
8. Time Out Of Mind by BOB DYLAN
9. ‘Stupid Stupid Stupid’ by BLACK GRAPE
10. ‘Dig Your Own Hole’ by THE CHEMICAL BRORTHERS

Five Firecrackers To Stay On Track… In The Weekend

Five new firecrackers to fuel the most popular days of the week

‘Work Energy Principle’ by THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS (Manchester, UK)

A 9-minute trance trip fabricated by the trance trip experts. Play this on your
headphones, very loud, and pirouette yourself into oblivion. Have yourself a
dance marathon with the Chemicals on repeat. It helps to forget these surreal
pandemic times for a while.

Start here…

‘Blame It’ by MARLOW (East Sussex, UK)

Marlow is a fervent outfit out of East Sussex, UK. The band sucks listeners into their
world through a dynamic surge and zesty, modern approach. Their music is purely
about a feeling, told from the depths of their hearts and delivered with a hint of
mystique.

Blame it is an instant knockout. A solid gold stormer “about the lack of communication in relationships and how people try to avoid responsibility for their issues by shifting the blame onto others and coming up with excuses.” In a normal world, this cracker should be a big hit. Its sickly sticky pop melodiousness, its speedy punch, its steamed-up vocals, and its fiery chorus are simply irresistible. Don’t blame Marlow. They rock big time!

Tune in…

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‘Honey I Believe’ by TRICKSHOOTER SOCIAL CLUB

An ablaze band from Chicago prepping for their third studio release next week.

This first single made my fingers snap, my feet tap, and my head twist from the
flaming get-go. This rollin’ ripper gets under your skin and in your veins without
asking permission, and, trust me, you’ll love it. Clear your room and lose yourself.

Feel the beat here…

‘Trap Door’ by MOVIE CLUB

Formed in October 2018, Movie Club is instrumental power out of Venice Beach, California.
Their fifth studio album ‘Fangtooth‘ out August 10th.

If you look cool, you act cool, you produce cool instrumental electricity, and you visualize the vibes with a cool video you must be cool duo Movie Club. Invent your own lyrics while this psych blaster infiltrates your hungry ears.

Start the film…

‘Find My Way’ by PAUL McCARTNEY

For Find My Way, the opener of McCartney III: Imagined album, he invited his mate and funk junk Beck. So, get up and move to the groove while watching this special effects video clip.

Right here

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

Lose Yourself And Trip Along THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS

21 July 2021

Band: THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS (Manchester)
Active: Since 1989 / 9 studio albums

New track: WORK ENERGY PRINCIPLE

The B-side to the recent stand alone
single The Darkness That You Fear.

Get your rave shoes out of the closet
’cause the Chemicals fabricated some
block rockin’ beats build around a simple,
but sickly sticky melody. Forget reality for
a while, join the almost 9-minute trip and
lose yourself completely…

The rather experimental A-side

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Electro Soul – THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS Drop Brand New Surprising Single ‘THE DARKNESS THAT YOU FEAR’

Reveries for the laziest day of the week…

25 April 2021

Techno junks THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS revealed a brand
new track called THE DARKNESS THAT YOU FEAR.

“‘The Darkness That You Fear is a hopeful piece of music. When we found the
combination of the different voices worked set to the flow of the music it made
us feel optimistic, like it was something we wanted to share.”
says Tom Rowlands.

It’s a soulful and dreamy vibration with vocal samples (Caroline Ellis and John
Ellison), combining trippy Motown pop and dance floor bliss. Surprisingly moody.

Move here…

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THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS – Rave Junkies Released Their Debut Album ‘EXIT PLANET DUST’ 25 Years Ago

26 June 2020

Band: The Chemical Brothers (Manchester, UK)
Album: Exit Dust Planet
Released: 26 June 1995 – 25 years ago today
Artwork: Bro Simons said a the time “We wanted something
that just looked nice. A lot of techno albums just have fractals
on them, and we wanted something a bit more romantic and
otherworldly with soft, nice colours.”

Title: A reference to their original name ‘The Dust Brothers’
Score: #9 in the UK – over the years, gold in
Great-Britain and platinum in the US

Stereogum wrote: “Exit Planet Dust was a culturally important album, and an influential one, at least for a while. The combination of rave sirens and psych-rock far-outness was probably what convinced people like Noel Gallagher and Mercury Rev to jump onboard when the Chems made their even-better follow-up album Dig Your Own Hole two years later. And in the second half of the ’90s, spaced-out dance music came to rival Britpop as the dominant sound of young people getting fucked up in the UK, as you’ll hear on the Trainspotting soundtrack. Exit Planet Dust was a big part of that.”

Key phrase: The Brothers gonna work it out
Keywords: Big beats, 24-hour party people, fuel for dance marathons, dusty techno
Key tracks: Leave Home / Life Is Sweet / Chemical Beats / One Too Many Mornings /

Singles

– LEAVE HOME –

– LIFE IS SWEET –
(Featuring Tim Burgess)

Full album…

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THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS – ‘Do It Again’ (2007)

Knockouts from the past

7 July 2019

Today 12 years ago, on 7 July 2007, rave experts THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS scored a
No 1 hit album in the UK with their sixth studio LP ‘We Are The Night‘. One of the singles was ‘DO IT AGAIN‘. An incredible sticky firecracker that peaked at #12 in the charts. Dance yourself in a coma right here…

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