HOT HOT HEAT Elevator
From page 81 of Classic Rock Magazine July 2005
Fashion catches up with quirky Canadian band.
suffering with NYC/Strokes fever at the beginning of 2003, no one really knew what to do when Hot Hot Heat burst onto the scene in a blur of drainpipe- trousered suits and borrowed XTC chord changes. But Bandages was an unexpectedly massive underground and then overground hit, sealing their fate. Now that Franz Ferdinand have changed the cultural landscape and art-school chic is ‘in’, Hot Hot Heat’s second album sounds a lot less curious but no less enjoyable.
Goodnight Goodnight is a scratchy take on Orange Juice and is, quite rightly, earmarked as a single. I Owe You An I Owe You, despite its ‘bonkers’ title is a Franztastically punchy disco hit standing in the wings.
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