Head Automatica- Decadence (Distro Title)


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HEAD AUTOMATICA IS A BRITPOP AND HIP-HOP INSPIRED PROJECT FRONTED BY DARYL PALUMBO, BETTER KNOWN AS FRONTMAN OF POST-HARDCORE LEGENDS GLASSJAW. The project began in earnest when Palumbo was introduced to Dan “The Automator” Nakamura (Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School) by mutual friends.

Decadence combines Palumbo’s alt-rock ferocity with Nakamura’s beatmaking expertise, resulting in a thorough cross-section of the sound of early 2ks pop music. Released in late summer of 2004, Decadence is a charmingly trashy technicolor romp that can’t help but aim for the fences with every verse, chorus, and breakdown. “Beating Heart Baby” was unavoidable at the proto-indie-discos of the time, straightforward pop-punk vocals over organ dirge, punched-up drums, and a jagged guitar and cowbell breakdown. “Please Please Please (Young Hollywood)” is Patrick Nagel sleaze with white-tuxedo-poolside-nagel earworm of a chorus. “King Caesar” could either be about the old-school Toho kaiju or the ruler of Ancient Rome, starting off with suitably retro touch-tone bloops. “Head Automatica Soundsystem” is tongue-in-cheek funk licks with fiercely spit verses. “Brooklyn Is Burning” starts with a dusty break and epic brass riffs, dance-punk sneer and double-timed buzzsaw guitar. This the first wide release of this album on LP, with a 2011 exclusive version selling for over $100 on the secondary market. This pressing is on black vinyl and includes a 12x12 insert with full lyrics and credits. Limited to 500  copies


A1 The Speed Of A Yellow Bullet 2:15
A2 Brooklyn Is Burning 3:55
A3 Beating Heart Baby
Written-By  C. Bonich*
A4 Please Please Please (Young Hollywood)
Mixed By  Rich Costey
A5 King Caesar 3:55
B6 The Razor 3:31
B7 Dance Party Plus
Producer [Additional Production]  Craig Aaronson, Howard Benson
Vocals [Vox], Backing Vocals [Bvx]  Tim Armstrong
Written-By  Dave Rhodes (2), Tim Armstrong
B8 Disco Hades II 3:57
B9 Solid Gold Telephone 2:24
B10 Head Automatica Soundsystem
Mixed By  Dan The Automator
B11 I Shot William H. Macy
Featuring  Cage Kennylz*

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