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Heavy Rocks
Heavyrocks
Cover for Heavy Rocks.
Studio album by Boris
Released April 26 2002
Recorded July - September at Bazooka Studio in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Genre Stoner Rock, Stoner Metal, Psychedelic Rock, Heavy Metal, Rock and Roll
Length 47:20 (Heavy Rocks)
7:35 (1970)
Producer Boris
Boris chronology
Megatone (Boris With Merzbow)
(2000)
Heavy Rocks
(2002)
Akuma no Uta
(2003)
Alternative Cover
1970 Single
Heavy Rocks is the fourth studio album by Japanese band Boris, released exclusively on UK/Quattro Discs in April 2002 and billed as the introduction to the "capital letter" version of Boris (aka BORIS). Heavy Rocks is best known for being the first Boris full-length to incorporate a stoner rock/fuzz rock style that the band would become known for. This album was also notable for featuring multiple guests collaborating on half the album including Lori S. (Acid King), Yamazaki Maso (Masonna), Masami Akita (Merzbow), Komi (The Abnormals) and Eddie Legend (The 5,6,7,8's, Mad 3, King Rocker, Space Combo, etc.).

BackgroundEdit

Boris began work on Heavy Rocks throughout the summer of 2001, working with a bigger label and stronger promotion leading up to the album's release. Music videos were shot for the tracks "1970" and "Korosu" and were originally viewable on FoodUnited's website. Both videos were later included on the 2003 DVD Live at Shimokitazawa Shelter.

Notably this is one of the only studio albums by Boris to have never seen a vinyl release.

Boris - Heavy Rocks 2002 (Full Album)

Boris - Heavy Rocks 2002 (Full Album)

TracklistEdit

  • 1. Heavy Friends (4:49)
  • 2. Korosu (4:48)
  • 3. Dyna-Soar (3:44)
  • 4. Wareruraido (2:44)
  • 5. Soft Edge (3:50)
  • 6. Rattlesnake (2:16)
  • 7. Death Valley (6:56)
  • 8. Koei (3:54)
  • 9. Kane -The Bell Tower of a Sign- (8:28)
  • 10. 1970 (4:58)

PersonnelEdit

BorisEdit

  • Takeshi - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
  • Wata - Guitar, Echo
  • Atsuo - Drums, Percussion, Vocals

Musical GuestsEdit

  • Lori S. - Vocals (1)
  • Maso Yamazaki - Analog Synthesizer (3)
  • Masami Akita - PowerBook (7)
  • Eddie Legend - Lead Guitar (8)
  • Komi - Vocals (9)

Technical PersonnelEdit

  • Tetsuya "Cherry" Tochigi - Main Engineer
  • Takumi Iyobe - Assistant Engineer
  • Osamu Kon - Assistant Engineer
  • Kazuhiko Itoh - Assistant Engineer
  • Souichirou Nakamura - Mastering Engineer
  • Higasayama "Hatchaku" Kunihito - Recording Crew
  • Fangs Anal Satan - Design
  • Furuyong - Logotype
  • Eri Shibata - Photography

1970Edit

1970 is a single by Japanese band Boris released by Inoxia Records. It features alternate studio takes of two of the songs from Heavy Rocks. The single was limited to 500 copies on black vinyl, and is currently the only way to hear any of Heavy Rocks on the format.

  • 1. 1970 (4:49)
  • 2. Wareruraido (2:36)

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Select EPs, Splits and Singles Boris / BarebonesBoris / Tomsk-7More Echoes, Touching Air LandscapeDamagedScion A/V Remix: Buzz-InJapanese Heavy Rock HitsMr. ShortkillHeavyblindPhenomenons Drive
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