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Antidote

The WiseguysAudio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 7, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: September 7, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mammoth / Pgd
  • ASIN: B00001IVPM
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,975 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Re-Introduction
2. Ooh La La
3. We Be The Crew...
4. Experience
5. Cowboy '78
6. Search's End
7. The Grabbing Hands
8. The Temple
9. Start The Commotion
10. Face The Flames
11. Who The Hell?
12. The Executives
13. Au Pair Girls
14. Production
15. The Bounce

Editorial Reviews

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Earlier in the '90s, if the beats were funky, the scratching ferocious, and the rapping mediocre (or nonexistent) you could bet pound notes to crumpets you were listening to U.K. hip-hop. While U.S. hip-hop had gotten s-l-o-w and low (the better to accommodate its increasingly acrobatic wordplay), in Britain rock-the-house values still persisted. So now that fresh beats and turntablism have made a comeback stateside, old-skool Brit revivalists like the Wiseguys (a.k.a. Touche, a.k.a. Theo Keating) suddenly sound of the moment. On The Antidote, his sophomore effort, this wiseguy comes correct with an album that splits the difference between Fatboy Slim and Black Eyed Peas. The first single and second track, "Ooh La La," which accompanied a popular Budweiser commercial in Britain, boasts a chunky beat and a simple, mindless hook, setting the pattern that the rest of the album follows. It's a surefire formula, and Touche does it better than most--though a bit more of the fervid scratching that animates the leadoff track, "Re-introduction," might have made this Antidote even more soothing. --Jeff Salamon

Product Description

Earlier in the '90s, if the beats were funky, the scratching ferocious, and the rapping mediocre (or nonexistent) you could bet pound notes to crumpets you were listening to U.K. hip-hop. While U.S. hip-hop had gotten s-l-o-w and low (the better to accommodate its increasingly acrobatic wordplay), in Britain rock-the-house values still persisted. So now that fresh beats and turntablism have made a comeback stateside, old-skool Brit revivalists like the Wiseguys (a.k.a. Touche, a.k.a. Theo Keating) suddenly sound of the moment. On The Antidote, his sophomore effort, this wiseguy comes correct with an album that splits the difference between Fatboy Slim and Black Eyed Peas. The first single and second track, "Ooh La La," which accompanied a popular Budweiser commercial in Britain, boasts a chunky beat and a simple, mindless hook, setting the pattern that the rest of the album follows. It's a surefire formula, and Touche does it better than most--though a bit more of the fervid scratching that animates the leadoff track, "Re-introduction," might have made this Antidote even more soothing. --Jeff Salamon

Customer Reviews

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD will get you movin' July 6, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I found this CD after doing research on the Mitsubishi commercials with the fun songs in them. I was a little worried only "Start The Commotion" and "Oh La La" would be good songs, but I've listened to the whole CD a few times and like it better each time I hear it. Great dance music! If you're a Fat Boy Slim fan, you'll love this CD. I listen to it most in my car, on a warm sunny day with all the windows down - makes that rush-hour drive a little more bearable.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great groove here...... July 5, 2001
Format:Audio CD
In a world of what seems like a trillion DJ LPs here's one that's worth giving a listen.
"The Antidote" covers a wide variety of beats and grooves ranging from bumpin' club style hits such as "Start The Commotion" (yes that is the song from the Mitsubishi commercial) to chilled out trip hop beats like "Face The Flames".
The use of some super old lounge and jazz samples is great, and the rhymes on cuts 3 & 11 hold their own.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Off the chain! September 5, 2000
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was shopping at a clothing store and the video for "Start the Commotion" was playing on the in-store monitor. I was mesmerized. As soon as I found out who the artist was, I went straight to Amazon.com and bought it. Am I glad I went shopping that day, otherwise I would have went to my grave not knowing about these guys. Every track is tasty, especially the aforementioned one and "We Be the Crew." They do be the crew; and I will proactively search out every offering from this fantastic team.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Different... September 24, 2001
Format:Audio CD
When I first heard "Start the Commotion" on a Mitsubishi commercial, I fell in love with it. For months I couldn't find out who did that song (lack of fame.) Just a few weeks ago, I heard that the artist was The Wiseguys. I like half of the songs on their cd, but the other half is rap which I don't care for. Buy this CD if your into remix scratching (what I bought it for.) It's still cool.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Wow, was I amazed! There's a great variety of sounds... Fromthe hip-hop style scratching and mixing on Re-introduction, to thecatchy, Fatboy-ish repetition and beats of Ooh La La, to the smooth, relaxing rhymes of We Be the Crew, to the awesome evil loops in Face the flames, this CD is a real winner. There's just an excellent variety of kinds of music, and the catchy beats make it really easy to love. Buy this CD, you will NOT regret it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Fatboy Slim meets the Beastie Boys" September 14, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
A great album to just sit and listen to. Well-crafted beats and loops that just chug along. Faster "big beat" type tunes like "Ohh La La" and "Start the Commotion" rock hard. Slower triphoppy ones like "Search's End" just simmer ol' school funk. Buy this while you can.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Even before all the TV hype, this CD was hot April 11, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Yeah, the Wiseguys' songs have been overplayed thanks to numerous TV commercials and movie soundtracks. I had this CD before all the hoopla. I loved it then, and I still love it now. Some CD listeners have complained that only the more danceable songs (e.g., Ooh La La and Start the Commotion) are good. I feel that you have to listen to the whole CD start to finish to really enjoy it. It's a total music experience that varies from downtempto hip-hop to big beat-ish dance music to mellow grooves with interesting samples....but in my book, this is one of the better CDs of its genre. If you like it, also check out Handsome Boy Modeling School.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good pick up for Big Beat fans June 25, 2000
Format:Audio CD
If you like Fatboy Slim, that's big beat. And the Wiseguys follow suit, and that they do it well helps. I was particularly impressed with the tracks 'Ooh, La La' 'Cowboy '78' 'Start the Commotion' and 'Grabbin Hands' which has serious hip hop roots. They manage to combine good production value along with creative sample selection for a good sound. Granted there were a few songs to skip over, but the overall mood of fun the fumes from this effort is overpowering. The track 'We Be The Crew' just taunts you into thinking that you should write your own lyrics and flow right along with the beat. This is a good pick up for any fan of Big Beat, or Hip-Hop for that matter.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Trip-Hop Album
Like many of the other reviewers here I was first introduced to this band via the Eclipse commercial with their hit (Start the Commotion) their other Hit (Ooh La La) is also... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Carl Bronx
5.0 out of 5 stars had to get it
I used to own this as a cd and had to own it to put on my ipod. So I got it.
Published 17 months ago by Mary Bakula
5.0 out of 5 stars I miss the Wiseguys (...and I didn't even know they were around)!
Seriously, this is twisted. I'm a knowledgeable music fan, but I don't consider myself informed on the forefront of music; and, like most people, I end up listening to a lot of... Read more
Published on October 14, 2009 by Marla Bodi
5.0 out of 5 stars Misunderstood?
I really like this refreshing album and I am very surprised at all the negative reviews.

I have to wonder if the negative reviews come from Americans who are unfamiliar... Read more
Published on August 14, 2009 by B. Gotsch
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow wow wow! Downbeat awesomness
If you like Fatboy Slim, you probably will like this cd. But if you like Kruder & Dorfmeister, you probably will love it. Read more
Published on June 5, 2009 by E. Boeder
3.0 out of 5 stars Cracked case
The price was great and came early but the cd came with a cracked case.
Published on September 30, 2007 by Allison M. Murphy
3.0 out of 5 stars a one hit wonder plus
the wiseguys had a good thing going with 'ooh-la-la' and 'start the commotion'. and some of the tracks that comprise this disc are not bad, especially the one that samples... Read more
Published on May 11, 2007 by Darryl K. Clark
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but Forgettable
I have listened to this album about four or five times now, and there are only two songs out of fifteen(! Read more
Published on March 2, 2007 by Isaac Marx
1.0 out of 5 stars start the commotion rocks
I bought this CD for "start the commotion" and it rocks but the other 14 tracks were a disappointment. Read more
Published on June 13, 2006 by Floyd L. Knapp
4.0 out of 5 stars Buying a Mitsubishi or Bud Light? Steer clear of this one...
Because it's probably not your thing. Apparently, people are buying this album because they liked the song "Ooh La La" or "Start The Commotion" featured in some commercials. Read more
Published on June 2, 2005 by Alan Pounds
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