COMING ON STRONG

-- Winnipeg Sun

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Hot Chip
Coming on Strong
(Astralwerk/Sonic Unyon)

Take Ween. Move them to England. Give them an old monophonic synthesizer and one of those ancient Farfisa organs with the cheesy built-in drum machine. Make them listen to 10 CC and Prince albums for weeks on end. Then bring out the recording gear and turn them loose -- but make one of them sing falsetto and the other sing baritone.

We bet you'll end up with something that sounds a lot like their debut full-length Coming on Strong -- an hour of stiffly funky nerd-grooves, deliberately dorky lyrics ("I'm like Stevie Wonder ... but I can see things"), white-boy soul crooning and two-tiered harmonies.

And we also bet you'll think it was worth all that effort.

Unless you're Ween.

Track Listing:

1. Take Care
2. The Beach Party
3. Keep Fallin'
4. Playboy
5. Crap Kraft Dinner
6. Down With Prince
7. Bad Luck
8. You Ride, We Ride, In My Ride
9. Shining Escalade
10. Baby Said
11. One One One
12. A-B-C
13. Hittin Skittles
14. From Drummer to Driver


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