The Heavy – The House That Dirt Built [Album Review]

by Woody on December 8, 2009

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The Heavy is shtupping music. If you can listen to this band and not get the urge to have sex with first member of the opposite sex you see, well, you are either a member of the religious right or gay, in which case you should be wanting to have sex with the first member of the same sex that you see.

After a quick intro the album commences with “Oh No Not You Again,” a tune that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Dirtbombs album. That leads into the James Brown inspired “How You Like Me Now?” This is an ass-shaking, balls-to-ass, 3 and half minutes of retro soul/funk that could get even the most prudish person you know up out of their seat. The way they explode out of the bridge at the three quarters mark is astounding.

Other standout tracks, “Sixteen” and “A Long Way From Home,” are a little more soul-based. Overall, The House That Dirt Built is a bouillabaisse of any type of music that moves you out of your seat. It never rests on its laurels and the Heavy seem willing to try just about anything to get you to dance.

The Heavy – How You Like Me Now?

Video: The Heavy – Sixteen

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Luke Kuzava December 9, 2009 at 2:36 am

Holy Crap. This band is COOL.

Luke Kuzava December 10, 2009 at 12:53 am

I LOVE THIS BAND. Thanks so much for exposing me to them.

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