Hot Shots II is the second studio album by Scottish musical group The Beta Band, released on 16 July 2001. The band co-produced the album with Colin Emmanuel aka C-Swing, and was a considered a departure from the dense experimentation of their previous efforts, instead favouring a more stripped-back style influenced by R&B, hip hop and electronica. Pitchfork placed Hot Shots II at number 118 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s
The Beta Band is the official studio debut album of The Beta Band, released in June 1999 by Regal Records. The album followed the critically acclaimed compilation of their first three EPs titled The Three . With high anticipation for The Beta Band, the band originally planned to record the album in four separate continents, but financial constraints slimmed the recording locations down; however, the album was still recorded in a variety of locations.
Complete your The Beta Band collection. This album is simply amazing. Evocative, funny, inspiring, and not once does it seem they compromised on either production nor from a musical perspective.
The resulting album bears a closer resemblance in general mood and structure to Mason's most recent King Biscuit Time outing than to any previous Beta Band material. Which brings us to the latter half of shampoo bottle wisdom, and the half that helps makes Hot Shots II so good: repeat. Even if rinsing is robbing Mason and his cohorts of some of the beautiful weirdness displayed on previous records, Hot Shots II is a much more record than The Three EPs or the group's 1999 self-titled full-length debut.
Band Name The Beta Band. Album Name Hot Shot II. Type Album. Released date 22 July 2001. Labels Regal Recordings. Music StyleIndie Rock. Members owning this album1.
Album by The Beta Band. Daydream by Gunter Kallmann Choir (1970). One by Harry Nilsson (1968).
A feverishly-awaited debut album, dismissed as fucking awful by its brutally honest creators. If Travis are The Invisible Band, creeping into shopping baskets by virtue of their pleasant anonymity, then The Beta Band have looked like The Impossible Band: a genreless cavalcade of contrariness, blowing kisses of death to the marketing men as they prance off to The Land Of The Bargain Bin. And now? Why, it’s ‘Hot Shots II: This Time, They’ve Gone Ramp;B’.
Album · 2001 · 10 Songs. More By The Beta Band. See All. The Three . s (20th Anniversary Remaster).
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