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The House That Dirt Built CD


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“What the hell were we thinking?,” exclaims Dan Taylor, guitarist for U.K. indie soul-rock titans The Heavy, of the band’s audacious new album, The Glorious Dead, to be released on Counter/Ninja Tune on [date TK]. “We wanted to make a bold statement – it’s not shy, but a beast unto itself.” “It’s over the top, but in a good way,” adds ... Read more in Amazon's The Heavy Store

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  • Audio CD (5 Oct 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Counter Records
  • ASIN: B002GYS1FO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,434 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The House That Dirt Built
2. Oh No! Not You Again!
3. How You Like Me Now?
4. Sixteen
5. Short Change Hero
6. No Time
7. Long Way from Home
8. Cause for Alarm
9. Love Like That
10. What You Want Me to Do?
11. Stuck

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BBC Review

The title of The Heavy’s first album, 2007’s Great Vengeance and Furious Fire, was the perfect trailer. Lifting Samuel L Jackson’s biblical quote from Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction set their stall out perfectly; just like the director’s films, their music picked seeds from the past and ground them into a modern cut ’n’ paste cult classic, part Curtis Mayfield, part Isaac Hayes, part Led Zeppelin, all heart and soul.

The House That Dirt Built nicely builds the plot, opening up whole new musical storylines to explore. By the fifth track they’ve already gone through soul, garage punk, voodoo swamp revue, a bit of James Brown funk, Hendrix and balls-out rock; by album’s end they’ve also kicked rockabilly, reggae and even a closing ballad into the gumbo pot. The most surprising thing, however, is how good they are at making it all sound like the work of just one band.

Holding the centre is Kelvin Swaby’s sweet soul voice, whether it’s his Mayfield falsetto or a more muscular Otis Redding bellow, with just a hint of Cee-Lo’s Gnarls Barkley goofiness. That’s not to say this is pastiche: The House That Dirt Built is a serious business.

The monstrous Peter Gun-meets-The Stooges riff of Oh No! Not You Again! is the kind of garage rock that only gatecrashers play at parties: even the backing vocals from Noisettes’ Shingai Shoniwa sound like a one-woman 60s street gang. How You Like Me Now?, with its James Brown hook, is what the JBs might have sounded like if they’d recorded for Stax; Sixteen moves into Screaming Jay Hawkins/Dr John territory… and so it goes on. About the only time their magpie eyes miss the prize is with the white reggae of Cause for Alarm, but as it’s followed by the dancehall grind of Loved Like That, it’s just about forgivable.

Imagine if you could be in all your favourite bands at once. The Heavy already are. --Andy Fyfe

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Louise the book worm on 23 Oct 2009
Format: Audio CD
I heard one track of theirs on one of Mark Lamarr's ever-excellent Radio 2 shows, and went straight out and bought the CD the next day. Everything about their unusual brand of bone-rattling, darkly thumping driving soulful rock, speaks to the fan in me of 60s and 70s deep soul and crazy 60s garage, Audioslave, Living Colour, motorcycle gangs in the mould of "The Wild One", and so on and on. There's so much going on in there that I can't, as it were, look away for a moment. The best tracks stand playing over and over again and have their own unique flavours. These are "Oh no not you again!", "Sixteen" and "How you like me now?" by a mile.

The only thing that lets the album down is, in a way, also its strength - that schizophrenic indecision about who they are. When a band really comes together its because their influences are streaming nicely and consistently into the music they've decided to play; underpinning it, but not sat bulkily on the surface. There's a countryish track in there, and a dub track, and neither really work: the sources are too obvious - that pot of ingredients hasn't boiled away nearly long enough. But those three great tracks are so brazenly brilliant, such complete representations of what The Heavy are about, that I forgive them the odd wasted filler track and the underwhelming closing song. Definitely, one to watch. Nice backing vocals from the Noisettes' lead singer, too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul J Benzie on 19 Mar 2011
Format: Audio CD
how do you like me now is a fantastic song.....worth the album cost on its own
now appearing in several movie soundtracks also (The Fighter)
cool...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Toby Staunton on 5 Oct 2009
Format: Audio CD
"If you value your sanity don't go in the house" is a threatening start to any album. Here Heavy do their best to live up to that threat. `Oh No! Not You Again' is a strong two minute rock track with a driving riff, nice but simple harmonies as well as a screaming piano line and closing vocal. `How You Like Me Now Then?' on the other hand swaggers with rock cool before `Sixteen' swings into view like a rock and roll carnival show with the protagonist supported by beautiful assistants providing more of those elegantly simple harmonies. `Short Change Hero' then signals the start of the final show down in an old Western. `No Time' is another swaggering song but the next few tracks are unfortunately forgettable before once again `What Do You Want Me To Do' kicks in with that rock cool which Heavy do so well at moments on the album. `Struck' then ends the whole affair calmly rather than with the threat and menace with which it started. It is a pleasant ending that does not live up to the promise of the first few tracks. Heavy have managed to sort of glare at your sanity rather than really threatening it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. S. Wood on 11 Oct 2013
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One of my favourite albums of all time now, possibly my favourite of the year. The worst song on it is probably a 7/10.

The heavy are a band where i cannot describe their genre. And i am often fond of this as it means they're usually unique. The thing is though, they sound like a million different bands you've heard before, but all mixed up and made into something so fresh, new and unique. Theres garage rock, reggae, rock, james brown-esque songs, r n b, hip hop.... All sorts in there. And it works.

A modern classic for me for sure.
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Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, buy it! Such an eclectic mix, you don't know what's coming next. Googled the Argos ad and found out song was by these guys so thought I'd give it a go. So happy to have found a new band that are so good, something new to listen to, been playing it constantly in my car and indoors!
Arrived much earlier than predicted, within days, which was a bonus. Overall, if you can't tell, I'm very happy with this purchase all round.
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By jakiwack on 26 Jun 2014
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I first heard Short Change Hero when watching Strike Back & loved the music. Every track on The House that Dirt Built is every bit as good. The Heavy are a great band.
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By Roger Fleet on 29 Mar 2014
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Bought this for my wife who likes the theme tune from Strike Back. When listening to it also recognised another song on it. Like the CD as it is a bit different. Arrived quickly with no hassle.
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Bought this for my partner but have been pleasantly surprised by the music & enjoy the easy listening! Definately worth a listen.
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