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Get Your Rocks Off: The Heavy’s Playlist Of Songs For The Pissed And Broken-Hearted

This British soul band has been described as sounding “like Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Pusherman’ resurrecting Led Zeppelin and the exiled spirit of Cassius Clay” making it hard “not to fantasize about Pam Grier fighting off her pimp with a broken bottle.” Heavy, indeed. Their debut record, Great Vengeance & Furious Fire came out in the U.S. on April 8th and they launch on U.S. tour in May. But if you’re freaks for the HBO show Californication than The Heavy probably caught your ear when their song “That Kind Of Man” came blaring out of the stereo when David Duchovny’s character Hank Moody took a Porsche — and a Porsche sales rep — for a ride. Check out their list of songs for those times when love has really got you down.

Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston - Love Is Gonna Let Me Down   Toots and the Maytals — “Love Is Gonna Let Me Down”

Howlin' Wolf - His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) - Back Door Man   Howling Wolf — “Back Door Man”

The New Original Sonic Sound   The Sonics — “Shot Down”

Aaron Neville - Tell It Like It Is - Tell It Like It Is   Aaron Neville — “Tell It Like It Is”

Syl Johnson - Talkin' About Chicago - Diff'rent Strokes (B.E.T.)   Syl Johnson — “Diff’rent Strokes”

Ann Peebles - Fill This World With Love - Medley: I Pity the Fool   Ann Peebles — “Pity The Fool”

Howlin' Wolf - His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) - Evil   Howling Wolf — “Evil”

The White Stripes - White Blood Cells - Fell In Love With a Girl   The White Stripes — “Fell In Love With A Girl”

The Black Keys - Thickfreakness - Have Love Will Travel   The Black Keys — “Have Love Will Travel”

The Heavy - Great Vengeance and Furious Fire - Brukpocket's Lament   The Heavy — “Brukpockets Lament”

[The Heavy on MySpace and The Heavy on Amazon]

Previously:

  • Get Your Rocks Off: Nina Persson’s Heartbreak Hymns Playlist
  • Get Your Rocks Off: Secondhand Serenade’s Playlist Of Ooey Gooey Love Songs
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