Death From Above 1979
Heads Up


4.5
superb

Review

by guitarnugget USER (5 Reviews)
September 13th, 2005 | 24 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist


Death From Above 1979 started in Montreal Quebec, as a couple of friends who played bass and drums respectively and decided to make a living making totally unique music. Nuff Said. Their first 6 track EP, Heads up, was released by last gang records in 2002, and re-released in 2005 following the success of You're A Woman, I'm A Machine. Here's DFA79:

Drums/Vox: Sebastien Grainger
Bass/Synth: Jesse F. Keeler

Song Review:

Dead Womb - DFA79's 2nd best song. It starts out with some electronic kid singing some creepy song in some weird language, which follows in to a star studded performance by DFA79. The bass is something to drool at, but the drums are what really take your breath away. The chorus is a fast rap about Lookin' for wives. Actual lyrics: "were looking for wives all the time when the sluts come to us in the clubs with their cocaine". Ok, don't exactly know what it means, but what the hell it's a great song.

5/5

To Much Love - starts out with a simple bass beat, which introduces a great chorus, which is really the only highlight of this song. The verse is ok, but it's been done before. DFA79's new twist on it is good by itself, but it's nothing new.

3/5

Do It! (Live) - I don't know if Live is part of the song title, or the song is played live, but it doesn't stop this powerehouse of a song. The chorus invoves a couple talk boxes, which takes me back to those Frampton Comes Alive Days. The end kicks it up a notch, and heads into another dimension while still being faithful to the rest of the song.

4.5/5

My Love Is Shared - Starts out with a fast bass line, that sticks in there the whole song. Throughout the CD, there isn't another song similar to this one, but it's repetetive and easily gets stung in your head. It's still a great song, but not one to consider the best of the bunch.

4.5/5

Losing Friends - DFA79's take on metal. The exclusion of vocals in the first 35 seconds gets you lost in a mess of music. When the vocals come in, it turns into an epic of bass n' drum goodness. Great chorus, and the third best song on this album. I could do without the rapping verses, still.

4.5/5

If We Don't Make It, We'll Fake It - The best song ever. It's inquisitive lyrics take a dive into nothingness, and the scream at the 35 second point is amazing. The chorus comes in and continues in the stream of something based on nothing, and it leads into the dramatic ending to the album - a hard rocking bass riff accompanied by synths, and a talkbox to boot it off. A genius song, which ends a genius 15 minute album.

5/5

Definitley worth picking up if your into screamo, hardcore punk, metal, and old fashioned rock n roll. Genius!

GN


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guitarnugget
September 13th 2005


9 Comments


dammit RATE ME!
with love gn

incubus62086
September 13th 2005


147 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Death From Above is an amazing band, i love the whole drum and bass deal. Do It is such a good song i shall have to pick this up for the live version

Tenfootbrett
September 17th 2005


149 Comments


I think these guys are awful on the album versions... I picked up this one at a concert, because they put on one hell of a show. I was disappointed. None of the energy they display on stage filters through to the album stuff.

fatallyyours84
September 17th 2005


27 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yea they do put on an amazing live show, but the album still kicks massive ass.

scallahan06
September 28th 2005


124 Comments


i think your a woman, im a machine is far superior than heads up. the only songs i really liked on the album are dead womb and do it. but its a great album

i give your review 4/5

Two-Headed Boy
October 30th 2005


4527 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This album isn't as good as it used to be. After a couple months, the newness dies away.This Message Edited On 07.16.06

scallahan06
December 24th 2005


124 Comments


I take back what i said earlier, all of DFA1979's album rock.

scallahan06
January 26th 2006


124 Comments


how is this #10 on the rankings when it only has 7 comments(8 with this comment) 766 views, no review well written rankings, and only on 2 playlists?

TruGibson
February 3rd 2006


2 Comments


Actual lyrics: "were looking for wives all the time when the sluts come to us in the clubs with their cocaine".

when a women dose to much cocaine she cant have a baby, her womb cant support the baby so thats wut the line means

and they are saying "we are looking for wives all the time" becuz most of the cocaine sluts need to have a guy around to give them money so they get with older men so they can have the cash for drugs

scallahan06
February 3rd 2006


124 Comments


ACTUAL LYRICS!!!: we're looking for wives so tired of sluts coming to us in the clubs with their cocaine.

and i think it means that the "guys" in this song are looking for wifes but the "sluts" are hitting on them while they are on cocaine which seems to me like the "guys" are against drug use, especailly cocaine on girls for what you mentioned.

Two-Headed Boy
February 8th 2006


4527 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Well, then.

scallahan06
February 10th 2006


124 Comments


straight up G

MindlessPickle
February 25th 2006


8 Comments


So which is the one to get? The EP or the CD?

scallahan06
February 25th 2006


124 Comments


i'd start with the cd, you're a woman, i'm a machine

-oxymoron-
June 25th 2006


5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

No way, start with the EP. It only makes sense to work your way up.

iateakitten
July 20th 2006


5 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

DFA IS FREAKING SWEET

iateakitten
July 20th 2006


5 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this album is awesome.

..and i didnt mean to double post.This Message Edited On 07.20.06

ThisUserIsAPipebomb
August 15th 2006


39 Comments


This is a good album but i think YAWIAM has it beat by quite a bit.

Still, amazing band.


Good review too.

Rayn0rrr
November 3rd 2006


36 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

There is a mistake in the review! The Dead Womb lyrics are supposed to be "Were looking for wives, so tired of sluts coming to us in the clubs with their cocaine".

I dont know if this was posted already but I thought I'd just write it down, BTW awesome album!!!

Two-Headed Boy
December 9th 2006


4527 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This review blows.



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