Decksandrumsandrockandroll

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Decksandrumsandrockandroll
Propellerheads decksandrumsandrockandroll cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released26 January 1998 (1998-01-26)
Recorded1996-1997
GenreBig beat
Length68:56
LabelWall of Sound
Producer
  • Alex Gifford
  • Will White
Singles from Decksandrumsandrockandroll
  1. "Take California"
    Released: 1996
  2. "Spybreak!"
    Released: 1997
  3. "History Repeating"
    Released: 1997
  4. "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
    Released: 1997
  5. "Bang On!"
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[3]
The Guardian3/5 stars[4]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[5]
Muzik10/10[6]
NME5/10[7]
Pitchfork7.9/10[8]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[9]
Spin7/10[10]

Decksandrumsandrockandroll is the only studio album by English electronic music duo Propellerheads. It was originally released by Wall of Sound on 26 January 1998 in the United Kingdom. In the United States, it was released by DreamWorks Records with a different track listing.

The album peaked at number 6 on the UK Albums Chart,[11] as well as number 100 on the Billboard 200 chart.[12] It was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 1998.[13] As of 1999, it had sold 200,000 copies.[14]

"Take California" was selected by Apple for their iPod debut commercial in 2001. It features a man shaking his head while listening to the track on his Mac, then drags the song onto the device including his "Favorites" playlist. He puts on his earbuds dancing to the song then leaves. It ends with the iPod wordmark and "Think different" slogan showing up.[15]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Alex Gifford, except where noted.

Original edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Take California" 7:23
2."Echo and Bounce" 5:29
3."Velvet Pants" 5:49
4."Better?"Will White2:05
5."Oh Yeah?" 5:28
6."History Repeating" (featuring Shirley Bassey) 4:05
7."Winning Style" 6:00
8."Bang On!" 5:57
9."A Number of Microphones"White0:48
10."On Her Majesty's Secret Service"John Barry9:23
11."Bigger?" 2:22
12."Cominagetcha" 7:07
13."Spybreak!" 7:00
Total length:68:56
Japanese edition bonus disc
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."You Want It Back" (featuring Jungle Brothers)Jungle Brothers, Gifford6:01
2."360° (Oh Yeah)" (featuring De La Soul)De La Soul, Gifford4:29
3."Go Faster" 6:12
4."Ron's Theory" 6:38
5."Dive!" 7:04
Total length:29:24
American edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Take California" 7:21
2."Velvet Pants" 5:46
3."Better?"Will White2:03
4."360° (Oh Yeah?)" (featuring De La Soul)De La Soul, Gifford4:27
5."History Repeating" (featuring Shirley Bassey) 4:02
6."Winning Style" 5:58
7."Bang On!" 5:44
8."A Number of Microphones"White0:45
9."On Her Majesty's Secret Service"John Barry9:20
10."Bigger?" 2:20
11."Cominagetcha" 7:02
12."Spybreak!" 6:58
13."You Want It Back" (featuring Jungle Brothers)Jungle Brothers, Gifford5:59
Total length:67:45
20th Anniversary Edition bonus disc
No.TitleLength
1."Dive"7:05
2."Ron's Theory"6:39
3."Lethal Cut"7:27
4."Go Faster"6:10
5."Big Dog"5:43
6."Clang"5:27
7."Bring Us Together"6:32
8."History Repeating (Ankle Length Mix)" (featuring Shirley Bassey)5:49
9."History Repeating (Hip Length Mix)" (featuring Shirley Bassey)4:14
10."Props Vote of Gratitude"5:07
11."360˚ (Oh Yeah)" (featuring De La Soul)4:27
12."You Want It Back" (featuring Jungle Brothers)5:59
13."Crash!"6:57

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

Propellerheads

  • Alex Gifford – production, programming
  • Will White – drums

Other musicians

  • Shirley Bassey – vocals on "History Repeating"
  • David Arnold – orchestral arrangement on "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
  • Chris Lawson – guitar on "History Repeating", "Bang On!" and "Cominagetcha"
  • Mike Thomas – guitar on "Bigger?"
  • De La Soul – vocals on "360° (Oh Yeah?)"
  • Jungle Brothers – vocals on "You Want It Back"

Technical crew

  • Mike Marsh – mastering
  • Prince – engineering
  • Dave Trump – engineering assistance
  • Blue Source – art direction
  • Lee Strickland – photography

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Decksandrumsandrockandroll – Propellerheads". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Savlov, Marc (3 April 1998). "Propellerheads: Decksandrumsandrockandroll (DreamWorks)". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 13 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Browne, David (30 March 1998). "Decksandrumsandrockandroll". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 14 October 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Bennun, David (23 January 1998). "Rhythm sticks". The Guardian.
  5. ^ Hochman, Steve (29 March 1998). "Propellerheads, 'Decksandrumsandrockandroll,' DreamWorks". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 7 June 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Braddock, Kevin (February 1998). "Propellerheads: Decksandrumsandrockandroll (Wall of Sound)". Muzik (33): 68.
  7. ^ Patterson, Sylvia (24 January 1998). "Propellerheads – Decksandrumsandrockandroll". NME. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 13 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Schreiber, Ryan. "Propellerheads: Decksandrumsandrockandroll". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 30 September 2000. Retrieved 13 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Chonin, Neva (25 March 1998). "Propellerheads: Decksandrumsandrockandroll". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 13 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Hunter, James (June 1998). "Propellerheads: Decksandrumsandrockandroll". Spin. 14 (6): 129. Retrieved 13 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ a b "Propellerheads". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ a b "Propellerheads - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 14 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Mercury Rising: Gomez Win '98 Album Prize". NME. 17 August 1998. Retrieved 14 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ Matzer, Marla (28 June 1999). "Brit Duo's Songs Score Screen Hits". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 14 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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