Heavy Rocks (2002 album)

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This article is about the 2002 album. For the other Boris album, released in 2011, see Heavy Rocks (2011 album).
Heavy Rocks
Studio album by Boris
Released April 26, 2002
Recorded July - September, 2001 at Bazooka Studio
Genre Stoner rock
Length 47:20
Label Quattro/UK Discs
Producer Boris
Boris chronology
Heavy Rocks
Boris/The Dudley Corporation
Singles from Heavy Rocks
  1. "1970 / Wareruraido"
    Released: December 2002 (2002-12)

Heavy Rocks is the fourth album by Japanese experimental band Boris. Unlike the previous albums, which were laden with doom and drone sounds, this album departs considerably from Boris' previous efforts by emphasizing the genres of punk and stoner rock. Despite this departure, the album was well received by fans and it became the "base sound" for their releases on the label Diwphalanx. There was a planned vinyl version of the album to be released by Man's Ruin Records but this never came to fruition. Limited copies were made for this album and has since been a very rare album.

Music videos were shot for the tracks "1970" and "Korosu" and were originally able to be seen on FoodUnited's website, however, this has been discontinued. Both videos were later included on the 2003 DVD, Live at Shimokitazawa Shelter. Alternate takes of "Korosu" and "1970" appear on Variations.[1] A single was released by Inoxia Records featuring alternate takes of the songs "1970" and "Wareruraido".

In 2011, Boris released another album called Heavy Rocks featuring the same cover style in purple.

Track listing[edit]

Unusually, only a few tracks on the original release are in Japanese (4, 8, and 9).

No. Title Length
1. "Heavy Friends"   4:49
2. "Korosu"   4:48
3. "Dyna-Soar"   3:44
4. "Wareruraido" (ワレルライド) 2:44
5. "Soft Edge"   3:50
6. "Rattlesnake"   2:16
7. "Death Valley"   6:56
8. "Koei" (孤映) 3:54
9. "Kane -The Bell Tower of a Sign-" ( -The Bell Tower of a Sign-) 8:28
10. "1970"   4:58


Pressing history[edit]

Year Label Format Country Out of Print? Notes
2002 Quattro/UK Discs CD Japan No (Original pressing sold out. Reprinted in 2009) -


  1. ^ Variations order page from Inoxia Records

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