A.R.E.Weapons / A.R.E.Weapons
Album:A.R.E.Weapons Collection:General
Artist:A.R.E.Weapons Added:May 2003
Label:Rough Trade 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-07-07 Pull Date:2003-09-08 
Week Ending:Aug 31Aug 24Aug 17Aug 3Jul 27Jul 20Jul 13

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 31, 2003:Brownian Motion "best of" 2003 tripe
Black Mercedes
4.Aug 20, 2003:Bite and Hide
Black Mercedes
2.Aug 29, 2003:Stirling's Approximation
Black Mercedes
5.Aug 14, 2003:sad and dangerous
3.Aug 27, 2003:Fine Tuning Utopia
Bad News
6.Jul 31, 2003:sad and dangerous
Black Mercedes

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2003-06-24 
Electroclash, strange. Dirty electropop with industrial funk flavor. Great stuff with funky elements, male duo w/ hip hop vocal delivery often. Best songs aren’t FCC friendly though, unfortunately, as this could easily be described as “youth positive inspirational music with a message”. Honestly, these songs deliver messages like “you aren’t alone” and “its okay to be a fucked up kid” without some cheeseball gloss. Great stuff that needs to be heard.

1) FCCs, no no no
2) electroclash feel, slow beat w/ hip hop voc delivery
3) FCC upbeat funky industrial feel
4) punk electroclash
5) FCCs
6) slower gothy rap FCC
7) new wave feel
8) excellent dark approach
9) silly sorta, more low fi, Suicide feel somehow in vocs
10) FCCs toward end, too bad as this is epic anthem to kids these days, worth cleaning up really

Track Listing
1.Don't Be Scared 6.Headbanger Face
2.Strange Dust 7.Bad News
3.Chances 8.Black Mercedes
4.A.R.E. 9.Street Gang
5.Fuck You Pay Me 10.Hey World