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    Hot Hot Heat

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    Genre:Hardcore, Indie, Rock
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

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    Magnitude lyrics
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    Kid Who Stays In The Picture lyrics
    Modern Mind lyrics
    4Times A Thousand lyrics
    Running Out Of Time lyrics
    6I Blew a Fuse in My Personality lyrics
    7Tourist in Your Own Town lyrics
    Dirty Mouth lyrics
    9Nobody's Accusing You (Of Having A Good Time) lyrics
    10Have A Good Sleep lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

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    Make Up The Breakdown [2002]
    2Happiness Ltd. [2007]
    3Scenes One Through Thirteen [2003]
    Hot Hot Heat [2016]
    5Knock Knock Knock [2002]
    6Future Breeds [2010]


    Hawthorne and Bays had been in many different bands together since 1995 and met Hawley in 1998. In 1999, Hawley bought a Juno 6 keyboard and asked Bays to try playing it, as no one else knew how. Hawley took over the drums from Bays and Hawthorne played bass. Matthew Marnik, who was a friend of the band, sang vocals. The band's original sound can be considered synthpunk.

    The band soon changed direction to a more melodic, pop-influenced style, losing Marnik and adding guitarist Dante DeCaro. Strongly influenced by the New Wave sound of 1980s bands XTC, The Clash, and Elvis Costello and the Attractions, the new lineup, with Steve on vocals, quickly released a series of 7" singles and toured extensively in Canada and the American Pacific Northwest, joining up with similarly-styled indie rock bands such as Les Savy Fav, The French Kicks, Radio 4, Ima Robot, and Pretty Girls Make Graves, and opening for established Canadian rockers Sloan on a national tour.

    The band's touring exposure attracted the interest of Seattle record label Sub Pop, who signed Hot Hot Heat in 2001, leading to the early 2002 release of EP Knock Knock Knock, produced in part by Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie. That release was followed up quickly by the band's first full-length release, Make Up the Breakdown, produced by Nirvana and Soundgarden producer Jack Endino.

    That album quickly found critical acclaim, and its singles "Bandages" and "Talk to Me, Dance With Me" received regular airplay on MTV and radio, including influential Los Angeles, California station KROQ, on whose charts both reached No. 1.

    However, their track "Bandages" was removed from commercial radio in the UK, namely removed from the playlist at BBC Radio 1, in the light of the war in the Middle East. This was thought to have hindered its position at #25 in the UK charts. The track had been on the B list on the station, guaranteeing 15 plays a week and a potential audience of millions. It was removed because of a "prevalence of the word 'bandages' in the song", a spokesperson said.

    In 2003 the band re-released the 2001 album of tracks recorded prior to their Sub Pop recordings, Scenes One Through Thirteen, on the OHEV Records label. Reflecting the band's transition period between their original sound and the present, and thus very much unlike what fans had heard on Knock Knock Knock and Make Up the Breakdown.

    In 2004 Make Up the Breakdown won "Favorite Album" at the Canadian Independent Music Awards by popular vote. Guitarist Dante DeCaro announced his departure from the band in October 2004, but stayed to complete their next album. That album being their major label debut, Elevator released in April 2005. Dante handed over to replacement guitarist Luke Paquin when the band started their 2005 tour.Their single "Goodnight Goodnight" made to the chart #36 ( In UK ) and "Middle of Nowhere" to #47

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       MedievalLass says:
      Like 016-05-2013 02:11
      I love this song, and I believe it's about the anti-american sentiment in Iraq. With that as my basis, I will correct a few lines:

      P2 L5: "This is a no-no, but I can't help but feeling just so-so"
      P2 L9: "This spread will cut bacterial"

      P4 L2: "To straddle idly on a fence to wait and see"
      P4 L5 " Why YOU had to give it...."

      Take what you like and leave the rest.... maybe I'm wrong.... but it's the least we can do to try to understand the point when a songwriter writes so passionately! :-)
       idanosh6 says:
      Like 003-11-2010 12:47
       idanosh6 says:
      Like 003-11-2010 12:46
       idanosh6 says:
      Like 023-10-2010 00:23
      Like 002-01-2008 19:18
      This song is beautifully sung and i love the songs lyrics.
      Like 031-10-2007 04:07
      i was so excited when i heard this song HHH are once again my favourite band this song is so catchy the good kind not the annoying kind
      Like 018-10-2007 16:30
      "Beautiful memories pillaged by termites of time
      Denying it all to a bottle of wine"
      i love those lyrics,
      beautiful...steve bays voice is A-MAZING..
       Shakanou says:
      Like 021-09-2007 19:02
       Shakanou says:
      Like 021-09-2007 19:01
      Songs Are as catchy than before. Happiness Ltd is quite different from the previous album but it is quite better too.
       Shakanou says:
      Like 009-09-2007 01:36
      Fast, nice melody great lyrics and insanely catchy

      Steve Bays has a nice vocal on this one
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