Heart On

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Heart On
Eagles of death metal-heart on-album art.jpg
Studio album by Eagles of Death Metal
Released October 28, 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Garage rock
Label Downtown Recordings
Producer Josh Homme
Eagles of Death Metal chronology
Death By Sexy
(2006)
Heart On
(2008)
Zipper Down
(2015)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Artrocker 3/5 stars
Blender 3.5/5 stars[2]
ChartAttack 4/5 stars[3]
NME 7/10 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.4/10)[5]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars
Spectrum Culture 3/5 stars[7]
Spin 4/5 stars[8]

Heart On is the third studio album from American rock band Eagles of Death Metal, released on October 28, 2008.[9]

When asked about the album, lead singer Jesse Hughes stated: "EODM's latest fabulous weapon, a top-secret music missile, a sonic warhead sexually tipped for her pleasure, shot from the deck of USS EODM Mantastic Fantastic."[10] The album was mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering by Brian Gardner.[11] On September 12, 2008, Pitchfork Media released new information on Heart On, including the album cover and tracklist.[9] The cover was designed by Kii Arens using some of the bands gear a red coiled Bullet Cable story on the companies site here

The first single was "Wannabe in LA". The video for the song debuted on the band's MySpace and depicts Jesse Hughes appearing on a Pin Art in a similar style to the music video for Nine Inch Nails' "Only". There is an alternative version of the video; dubbed the "standard version", which only features Jesse Hughes. The video was directed by Liam Lynch.

On October 21, the album was made available in its entirety for streaming on MuchMusic website.[12]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 57 on the Billboard 200,[13] and No. 21 on the Top Rock Albums chart,[14] selling around 10,000 copies in its first week of release. The album has sold 50,000 copies in the United States as of September 2015.[15]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme.

  1. "Anything 'Cept the Truth" - 4:34
  2. "Wannabe in L.A." - 2:15
  3. "(I Used to Couldn't Dance) Tight Pants" - 3:35
  4. "High Voltage" - 2:43
  5. "Secret Plans" - 2:22
  6. "Now I'm a Fool" - 3:41
  7. "Heart On" - 2:43
  8. "Cheap Thrills" - 3:42
  9. "How Can a Man with So Many Friends Feel So All Alone" - 3:02
  10. "Solo Flights" - 3:25
  11. "Prissy Prancin'" - 3:40
  12. "I'm Your Torpedo" - 5:12
  13. "As Nice as I Can Be" (UK Bonus Track)
  14. "Fairy Tale in Real Time" (UK & Australian Bonus Track)

Personnel[edit]

  • Boots Electric - Lead vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, percussion, talkbox (track 3), bass (tracks 4 & 8), acoustic guitar (track 6)
  • Baby Duck - Drums, bass, lead licks, backing vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion, piano, slide bass (track 2), keyboards (track 4), Casio (track 5), acoustic guitar (track 7), slide guitar (tracks 7-9, 12), vibraslap (track 7)
  • Dave Catching - Rhythm guitar (tracks 3, 10), lead guitar (track 6), guitar solo (track 8), bass (track 12)
  • Brian O'Connor - Bass (tracks 3, 5, 7, 10)
  • Troy Van Leeuwen - Backing vocals (track 4)
  • C-Minus - Clapping (track 4), the beat (track 9)
  • Alain Johannes - Backing vocals (track 4), horns (track 10)
  • Tony Bevilacqua - Horns (track 10)
  • Additional backing vocals by: Carol Hatchett, Kira Dacosta, Brody "Queen Bee" Dalle, Kim "Koko Bubbles" Martinelli, Kat Von D. and Erin Smith

Notes[edit]

  • "Anything 'Cept the Truth" is the final version of the track "Ask Me Why", which was leaked when a source close to the band had their MySpace hacked.[16]
  • "Anything 'Cept the Truth" has been used in promotions for the Fox television network show Lie To Me, commercials to support the USA Network show Burn Notice, and featured in NHL 10 and Need for Speed: Shift.
  • The song "Wannabe in L.A." is featured in the video game Midnight Club: Los Angeles which was released seven days before the song was released, and it can also be heard in the video games MLB 09: The Show, Colin McRae: Dirt 2, and is a playable selection in Guitar Hero 5.
  • The song "Now I'm a Fool" has striking resemblances in the music and lyrics to Steely Dan's "Only A Fool Would Say That" from 1972's Can't Buy A Thrill.
  • The lyric "I never smile when I tell a lie" from "Anything 'Cept the Truth" is a reference to the Hall & Oates "Kiss On My List" lyric that goes "I only smile when I lie."
  • The song "Wannabe in L.A." was featured in the opening credit of the thriller The Perfect Host in 2010.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[17] 40
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[18] 59
Belgian Alternative Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[18] 24
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[19] 90
Dutch Alternative Albums (MegaCharts)[19] 18
French Albums (SNEP)[20] 100
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 97
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 91
US Billboard 200[23] 57
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[24] 3

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Eagles of Death Metal: Heart On". Archived from the original on December 7, 2008. Retrieved October 27, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Eagles Of Death Metal — Heart On". ChartAttack. 
  4. ^ "Eagles Of Death Metal - Heart On". NME. 
  5. ^ "Eagles of Death Metal: Heart On". "Pitchfork Media". 
  6. ^ "Album: Eagles of Death Metal: Heart On". Robert Christgau. 
  7. ^ "Eagles of Death Metal: Heart On". Spectrum Culture. 
  8. ^ "Eagles of Death Metal, 'Heart On' (Downtown)". Spin. 
  9. ^ a b "Eagles of Death Metal Make New Album, Pancakes". pitchforkmedia.com. Retrieved September 15, 2008. 
  10. ^ "New Eagles of Death Metal Video and Interview; Exclusive Album and Tour Info". Spin.com. Retrieved July 21, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Eagles of Death Metal Master at Bernie's". broadcastnewsroom.com. Retrieved September 15, 2008. 
  12. ^ "Eagles of Death MEtal". muchmusic.com. Retrieved October 22, 2008. 
  13. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. November 15, 2008. 
  14. ^ "Top Rock Albums". Billboard. November 15, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on September 17, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Eagles of Death Metal - Ask Me Why". last.fm. Retrieved July 3, 2008. 
  17. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Eagles Of Death Metal – Heart On". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
  18. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Eagles Of Death Metal – Heart On" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
  19. ^ a b "Dutchcharts.nl – Eagles Of Death Metal – Heart On" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
  20. ^ "Lescharts.com – Eagles Of Death Metal – Heart On". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Eagles Of Death Metal – Heart On". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
  22. ^ "Eagles Of Death Metal | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved March 21, 2016.
  23. ^ "Heart On - Eagles of Death Metal". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
  24. ^ "Heart On - Eagles of Death Metal". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved March 21, 2016.