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Chemicals Made From Dirt / Chemicals Made From Dirt
Album:Chemicals Made From Dirt Collection:General
Artist:Chemicals Made From Dirt Added:02/2005
Label:Hyped 2 Death 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-04-24 Pull Date:2005-06-26 
Week Ending:19 Jun12 Jun15 May8 May1 May

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 22, 2009:public noize racket
Panic-No Fusion
4.May 12, 2005:Baptism of Solitude
2.Jun 18, 2005:On The Warpath
5.May 11, 2005:Brownian Motion
3.Jun 09, 2005:Strange Attractor - Thursday Daylight Edition
Panic-No Fusion
6.May 05, 2005:Baptism of Solitude

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2005-06-07 

Chemicals Made From Dirt -- Ike (Hyped To Death) Wow! More unearthed late 70’s-early 80’s new wave/punk rock obscurites. Chemicals were from Long Island and throwdown 25 tracks of what’s called “artwave” which actually does combined oft-kilter tempos of new wave/post-punk with punk attitude & riffing.
(((((1))))) Sharp, thuddin’ 70’s punk rawness filled with attitude!
(((2))) Off-kilter, big bass, kinda like a sped up Television or the Jam
((((3)))) 70’s punk action with wailing guitars ‘ala Sex Pistols, NY Dolls, Johnny Thunders.
(((4))) Weird, art-funk thing ‘ala Talking Heads
((((5)))) Killer guitar & bass work, lots of odd measures and silly vocals.
(((6))) 3-note rollin’ number sounds like The Offs minus the horns.
((7)) Goofy, “shoo-bop” repeating over & over.
((((8)))) Fuckin’ KILLER riff with reverb-laden vox.
(((9))) Mid-pace & slow swingin’ tempos and great vocals & chorus.
(((10))) Zappa-like vocals, rolling new wave-ish 80’s futurist sound.
(((11))) Hilarious lyrics! Totally 60’s beach pop mixed with 80’s power pop.
(((12))) Mid-paced twisted, spastic punk/new wave mix. Devo meets the Weirdos?
(((13))) Bass-y, strummy, bouncy rhymns & an ode to Elvis: Drug Years.
((((14)))) Minimal, goofy art punk not too far from early Wire.
(((15))) Nerdy punk/new wave ‘ala B-People or early Talking Heads.
(((16))) Bass-y, sorta catchy off kilter not really new wave/not really punk.
(((17))) Great riff & bass lines, but a little too redundant.
((((18)))) Big ‘ol guitar sound but also has a touch of twang. Straddlin’ the art punk/new wave line(s).
((((19)))) Lo-fi sound but nice waves of synth, sax and sarcastic lyrics.
((((20)))) Roxy Music meets Bowie? Uppity & often groovy - ‘nuff said!
(((21))) Steady bass, angular sort with weird vocal lines.
((22)) Dark yet silly - new wave/power pop - a little TOO silly, tho’!
(((23))) Funky, goofy, super-silly new-wave nerdiness.
(((24))) Crazy guitar parts & lyrics about one of NYC’s infamous porn palaces.
((((25)))) Early 80’s “rap/funk” merger, goofy lyrics from an LSD droppin’, rappin’ Count Dracula. Comedy option.
----Ragnar Of Ravensfjord

Track Listing
1.Manikin 13.Medicated Elvis
2.M 14.Uh-Oh
3.Hard 15.Homeless Men
4.Beatniks Looking for Tourist 16.Fast Ocean Puppet
5.Protein Pants 17.Fly to Work
6.Another Dinner 18.Multiple Station Wagon
7.Chemicals Made From Dirt 19.Claus Von Bulow
8.Panic-No Fusion 20.Dr. Shockley
9.Girls My Age 21.Lost in the Cave of Flying D
10.17TH Century 22.Barney
11.Communist Calendar Girls 23.Hiding From Bozo
12.Air Raid Drill 24.Show World