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HarlemAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Harlem - 'Gay Human Bones' Video


harlem “hippies”

jack the ripper was sitting in his kitchen idly fingering through recipes when the idea of naming a rock and roll band harlem first came to him. when he asked his cat, watermelon, if he should pursue it; his cat said "nah man, british music sucks and you got your own thing going on anyway." but like most cats, watermelon was tortured by the fact ... Read more in Amazon's Harlem Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 6, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Matador Records
  • ASIN: B00383XZB2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,859 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Someday Soon
2. Friendly Ghost
3. Spray Paint
4. Number One
5. Be Your Baby
6. Gay Human Bones
7. Torture Me
8. Cloud Pleaser
9. Faces
10. Tila And I
11. Three Legged Dog
12. Prairie My Heart
13. Scare You
14. Stripped Sunset
15. Pissed
16. Poolside

Editorial Reviews

Hippies is the second long player from Austin's hardest working troublemakers,Harlem. As demonstrated by numerous self-booked tours including stints at SXSW and CMJ, Harlem have a reputation of making club gigs seem like living room shows (and living room shows feel like club shows).Hippies harnesses this energy in its 16 blasts of pure pop energy with anew dimension of songwriting that is as tightly masterful as it is true to a joyfully frantic primitivism.

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harlem/Hippies = Amazing lo-fi garage rock May 10, 2010
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I bought the MP3 version of the album after hearing Friendly Ghost and Gay Human Bones on the radio. The entire album is equally catchy and filled with great songs. There's so much spirit and energy running through the recording that its hard not to get these songs stuck in your head.

I hear many different things in the music in terms of influences, but there is nothing so strong that it sounds like anyone other than Harlem. There are similarities to the Pixies in the nonsensical lyrics or guitar sound on Gay Human Bones. There's also a heavy dose of early White Stripes and some rhythmic similarities to Velvet Underground and a few others.

If there were to be a quibble with the album its that it sounds like the mastering levels are too high (intentionally, I'm sure), and while this may heighten the sense of a low-fi garage band, it would be nice to hear these songs with clean production. It's not as badly distorted as The Stooges "Raw Power," but its present throughout the album.

I highly recommend this album. Its my best purchase of the year so far!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite albums ever February 2, 2013
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
I don't know if it was the time or place, but this album really took hold of me. Its all I listened to for weeks and I still throw it on pretty frequently.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome May 2, 2012
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
This album is very good. I purchased the vinyl and played it till I ruined the record. It's a good thing it came with a free mp3 download so I may continue to enjoy it.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars punk drunk May 13, 2010
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
pure in the garage with a forty and a sticky magazine lusting after that cute scenester girl who won't put out for you music. bliss.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Scuzzy Old School Punk with a hint of Pop December 15, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
When a friend and I first heard this album, we thought The Clash. But its another great album of Scuzzy, Basement Jam, Garage Punk Rock with a nice hint of Pop Music.
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