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Star Guitar

1 Jan. 2002 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2002
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 2002
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 Virgin Records Ltd. under exclusive license to Astralwerks.
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  • Total Length: 33:35
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  • ASIN: B001J824TM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,493 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By CMcC on 21 Dec. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Star Guitar is one of the best tracks the Chemical Brothers have produced. It combines the style of Hey Boy, Hey Girl with the complexity of The Private Psychedelic Reel, keeping in line with their other recent singles. An excellent selection of instruments adds to the sound, yet Star Guitar manages to avoid the cheesiness of most recent dance.
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1 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Evonne Okafor on 13 Jan. 2002
Format: Audio CD
I am a fan of the Chemical Brothers, I find this song to be not as good as "Setting Sun" or "Hey Boy Hey Girl" but it is much better than the rubbish that is in the charts at the present time, I am worried that they will be left behind by the likes Of Daft Punk who have pushed dance music up to another level.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
You should hear what I hear... 26 Feb. 2002
By Devin DiMattia - Published on
Format: Audio CD
While other people will search for hidden drug references and just talk about the Chemical Brothers in general, here's a review that focuses on the actual single. "Star Guitar" is the second single for the Chemical Brothers' "Come With Us" album, the first being "It Began in Afrika", another highly recommended single if you liked "Come With Us". Anyway, on with the review:
1. Star Guitar (Edit) -- a quick little ditty similar to the "It Began in Afrika" edit. It's a nice little tune for those of you who don't like too much repetitiveness.
2. Star Guitar -- the version you've heard off the album. A sweeping tune filled with ambience and trance moods all centering around a faint vocal proclaiming that "you should feel what I feel" and that "you should take what I take".
3. Star Guitar (Pete Heller's Expanded Mix) -- I heard Pete Heller's Park Lane Vocal on Moby's "South Side" single and thought it was pretty boring. It's grown on me since then and so has this remix of "Star Guitar". Unfortunatley, Heller centers on the "you should feel" part of the vocal, so it gets pretty repetitive and at over eight minutes, you might wanna hit the "Skip" button for this one.
4. Star Guitar (Pete Heller's 303 Dub) -- Ah, here we are, a much better attempt by Heller. The 303 Dub is a wild combination of melodies and harmonies from the song and, if I'm not mistaken, there are minimal, if no, amounts of vocals. But, it all pales in comparison to what you hear next...
5. Base 6 -- The No. 1 reason that anyone who already owns "Come With Us" should buy this single. "Base 6", like its cousin "Hot Acid Rhythm 1" off the "Afrika" single, is an awesome dance mix, centering around a computerized voice counting up to six. With more than enough variation to make it interesting, it's a wonder why this didn't appear on the album. It's these little surprises that make buying singles worthwhile.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great, Cool, Fantastic & Fresh... it's obvious!!! 13 Feb. 2002
By Rafael Cova - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Back in the mid-`90s, a girl once famously interrupted an Ibizan Chemical Brothers DJ set to inform them their `dark, ugly music' had made her cry. If only they'd had the sunny, spangly, indeed balearic `Star Guitar' in their boxes back then to have kissed and made things better! Perhaps she'll accept this as a belated healing present from inside whatever crack den or white slave holding pen the poor, blighted girl currently resides.
After the rather obvious `It Started In Afrika' (what? Life? `Riddim'?) the Chemicals hit back with one of their periodic dancefloor stormers (think: `Song To The Siren', `Block Rockin' Beats' and `Hey Boy, Hey Girl'). And in stark contrast to the darkness-by-numbers of its predecessor, never before have the Chemicals sounded quite so straightforwardly blissed out. With its echoes of Stardust, `Blue Monday' and Frankie Knuckles' early house experiments, this is the sound of the Chemical Brothers dropping in on New York's last days of disco, fiddling with the flangers and filters and having the time of their lives. And as the hook (line and sinker), how's this for a gratuitous drug reference - a chorus that apparently goes "You should feel what I feel/You should take what I take"?
With its closest cousin probably Pete Heller's `Big Love', it's only right and proper they should get their old Heavenly Social mate and former label boss (at Junior Boy's Own) in on remix duties. He does a fine job, especially on the self-explanatory `303 Mix', though quite why the Chems have also included an almost self-parodic slice of big beat - complete with `White Lines' reference - in `Bass 6' on the flip is a mystery.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Get it for "Base 6". 23 Feb. 2002
By losingsoul - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I'm more of a Chemical Brothers singles fan than a Chemical Brothers albums fan. I think they save the most interesting stuff for the non-album tracks and honestly, I think they've never quite topped "Exit Planet Dust". Imagine my surprise when I make my annual pilgrimage to get the new single and hear the b-side this time out "Base 6". WOW! This isn't self parody, kids. It's a stunning return to form. Not only is it the absolute best b-side they've ever done (yes, better than "Morning Lemon"), it's the first time they've returned to the totally rocked-out style that they mastered on "Exit Planet Dust". Why this track didn't make the album or better yet, why wasn't it released as its own headlining single, is mystifying. If you've been secretly hoping they'd eventually do another track with the stomp and energy of songs like "Leave Home" or "In Dust We Trust", your wait is over. It will blow your mind.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Travelling... 5 July 2002
By "davidboaz" - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The videoclip that goes with this single perfectly matches the tune of this awsome single. It's the kind of music you want to hear when you're in a train on a friday late afternoon - dreaming your way into a nightclub.
Not one of the best singles I've heard, but it's alright 23 July 2004
By Lil' Rowlands - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I saw this single at Cheapo Discs and bought it thinking 'Ok, 'Star Guitar'...I love the song...let's see what the single has to offer'. Peter Heller did not really impress me much at all. The 'Expanded Mix' was way too repetitive and the '606 Dub' didn't but it for me either. The EDIT was nothing new, it was only like the EDIT of 'South Side' by Moby --> just a shorter cut *shrug*. I don't know what else to say but, if you see this single anywhere, buy it if you really thingk you'll like it.
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