The Chemical Brothers

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Tom & Ed met in history class at Manchester University in 1988. They started off as DJs known as "The 237 Turbo Nutters" (named after the number of their house on Dickenson Road in Manchester and a reference to their Blackburn raving days). They then opted for "The Dust Brothers" which they nicked from the L.A. producers of "Pauls Boutique" (as they thought they would never be famous). In 1995 they changed their name to "The Chemical Brothers" after the real Dust Brothers threatened to sue.
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7243 8 40540 4 5, XDUSTMC1 The Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust album art The Chemical Brothers Exit Planet Dust (Album) Freestyle Dust, Virgin 7243 8 40540 4 5, XDUSTMC1 Malaysia 1995 Sell This Version
7 24384 29504 2 The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole album art The Chemical Brothers Dig Your Own Hole (Album) Freestyle Dust, Virgin 7 24384 29504 2 Malaysia 1997 Sell This Version
IC 0731 The Chemical Brothers - In Concert 731 album art The Chemical Brothers In Concert 731(CD, Transcription) BBC Worldwide, BBC Radio International IC 0731 UK 1997 Sell This Version
XDUSTCD4, 7243 8 47610 2 8. The Chemical Brothers - Surrender album art The Chemical Brothers Surrender (Album, Comp) Freestyle Dust, Virgin XDUSTCD4, 7243 8 47610 2 8. Indonesia 1999 Sell This Version
Chemsivcd01 The Chemical Brothers - Interview May 1999 album art The Chemical Brothers Interview May 1999(CD, Promo) Virgin Chemsivcd01 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
XDUSTLDJ5 The Chemical Brothers - Come With Us album art The Chemical Brothers Come With Us (Album) Freestyle Dust, Virgin XDUSTLDJ5 UK 2001 Sell This Version
none The Chemical Brothers - Push The Button album art The Chemical Brothers Push The Button (Album) Virgin, Freestyle Dust, EMI none UK & Europe 2004 Sell This Version
ASW 94158, 094639415823 The Chemical Brothers - We Are The Night album art The Chemical Brothers We Are The Night (Album) Freestyle Dust, Virgin ASW 94158, 094639415823 US 2007 Sell This Version
6325302, 50999 6325302 3 The Chemical Brothers - Further album art The Chemical Brothers Further (Album) Parlophone, Freestyle Dust 6325302, 50999 6325302 3 South America 2010 Sell This Version
RMG1023-1, 854727002355 The Chemical Brothers - Hanna (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art The Chemical Brothers Hanna (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Sony Classical RMG1023-1, 854727002355 US 2011 Sell This Version
none The Chemical Brothers - Don't Think album art The Chemical Brothers Don't Think (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone none US 2011 Sell This Version
none The Chemical Brothers - Born In The Echoes album art The Chemical Brothers Born In The Echoes (Album) Virgin EMI Records none Europe 2015 Sell This Version
none The Chemical Brothers - No Geography album art The Chemical Brothers No Geography (Album) Virgin EMI Records none UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WAP62, WAP 62 The Chemical Brothers - Tow Truck album art The Sabres Of Paradise Versus The Chemical Brothers & Depth Charge The Sabres Of Paradise Versus The Chemical Brothers & Depth Charge - Tow Truck (Single) Warp Records, Warp Records WAP62, WAP 62 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CHEMSD1, 7243 8 92936 2 3 The Chemical Brothers - Leave Home album art The Chemical Brothers Leave Home (Single, Maxi) Freestyle Dust, Virgin, Junior Boy's Own CHEMSD1, 7243 8 92936 2 3 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
CHEMSTDJ2 The Chemical Brothers - Life Is Sweet album art The Chemical Brothers Life Is Sweet (Single, Maxi) Freestyle Dust, Virgin, Junior Boy's Own CHEMSTDJ2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
XDUSTLPDJ 2 The Chemical Brothers - Electronic Battle Weapon 1 / Electronic Battle Weapon 2 album art The Chemical Brothers Electronic Battle Weapon 1 / Electronic Battle Weapon 2(12", Promo) Freestyle Dust XDUSTLPDJ 2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
VJCP-15018 The Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun album art The Chemical Brothers Setting Sun (Single, EP) Freestyle Dust, Virgin VJCP-15018 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
ASW 6174 The Chemical Brothers - Loops Of Fury album art The Chemical Brothers Loops Of Fury (EP) Freestyle Dust, Freestyle Dust, Junior Boy's Own, Virgin ASW 6174 US 1996 Sell This Version
ASW 6204 The Chemical Brothers - Elektrobank album art Chemical Brothers* Elektrobank (Single, Maxi) Freestyle Dust, Virgin ASW 6204 US 1997 Sell This Version
none The Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats album art Chemical Brothers* Block Rockin' Beats (Single, Maxi) Freestyle Dust, Virgin none UK 1997 Sell This Version
CHEMSD 7, 7243 8 94778 2 5 The Chemical Brothers - The Private Psychedelic Reel album art The Chemical Brothers The Private Psychedelic Reel (EP, Single) Freestyle Dust, Virgin CHEMSD 7, 7243 8 94778 2 5 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
JBV 375 The Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats / Wanna B Like A Man album art The Chemical Brothers / Simone Jay The Chemical Brothers / Simone Jay - Block Rockin' Beats / Wanna B Like A Man(7", Jukebox, Promo) Virgin JBV 375 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
BEGINDJ 97 The Chemical Brothers - Where Do I Begin album art The Chemical Brothers Where Do I Begin(CD, Single, Promo) Freestyle Dust, Virgin BEGINDJ 97 UK 1997 Sell This Version
XDUSTLPDJ 3 The Chemical Brothers - Electronic Battle Weapon 3 / Electronic Battle Weapon 4 album art The Chemical Brothers Electronic Battle Weapon 3 / Electronic Battle Weapon 4 Freestyle Dust XDUSTLPDJ 3 UK 1998 Sell This Version

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bubcentral

bubcentral

October 24, 2019
I'd love to see all the Battle weapons tracks released as 1 vinyl compilation. Yes they are available as disc 2 of the Brotherhood compilation but that's CD only. Totally awesome tracks. Come on guys do us a favour a limited edition release maybe?
-MINDustry-

-MINDustry-

August 9, 2019
This band is in my top 5 Electronic bands of all time but good lord did they ever fall after Come With Us. No more slamming big beats. No more cool psychedelic sounds like in Dig Your Own Hole. Nothing. It all just dissapeared. I've listened to everything that came after CWU and I hated pretty much all of it. Out of all the British electronic artists that came out of the 90's, Orbital and The Future Sound of London still have it and kick ass. The Prodigy sucked after Fat Of The Land and now that Keith Flint killed himself I doubt they'll be releasing any new material. Oh well.
mindluge

mindluge

June 27, 2018
think they'll ever release a compilation LP of all the Electronic Battle Weapons?
MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

June 25, 2018
So the naughty Chemical Brothers nick the name Dust Brothers from the ummm original Dust Brothers (of "Pauls Boutique" production fame) then sample the guitar riff from Hello Brooklyn from said "Pauls Boutique" album for they're Block Rocking Beats 12".. A part from that I love the Chems! ;)
mattpreid

mattpreid

October 13, 2017
I would like all their vinyls... Even The Singles. If only i had a record player.

Rich.C

Rich.C

January 5, 2017
It was a love of dance and rock music that brought Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons together at Manchester University. Tom had enrolled to be nearer to Factory Records' fabled Hacienda nightclub, and Ed wanted to spend time in the city of his heroes?ûthe Smiths and New Order. This was the early nineties, a heady time for musical change in England. Emerging DJ's like Mike Pickering and Paul Oakenfold were coming back from their Ibiza holidays and trying to re-create the anything goes playlists they had experienced at clubs on the island. This blend of hip-hop, rare house, classic rock and just about anything else provided it worked became known as Balearic (named after the group of Mediterranean islands that include Ibiza). Tom and Ed loved the Balearic blending of genres and started their own similar night at local Manchester club, Naked Under Leather, in 1991. As this extra-curricular diversion grew in popularity, they took the name The Dust Brothers in tribute to the U.S. production team responsible for the Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique, and started to produce their own music. Their first effort, "Song To The Siren" immediately put them on the map. Darren Emerson, Andy Weatherall and Lionrock's Justin Robertson all took notice and they soon found themselves in-residence in London as a production and remixing duo.
It was here that they began their now-legendary Heavenly Social Sunday night parties ?û a regular hedonistic gathering that has become over time a touchstone of electronica history credibility with more people claiming to have been than there were nights available. As their notoriety grew, the "real" Dust Brothers sent in the lawyers, so a name change to The Chemical Brothers was required and a graceful departure was fashioned in the title of their debut album Exit Planet Dust (1995). By now they were approaching Underworld levels of fame and critical appreciation, so it was no surprise when Oasis's Noel Gallagher agreed to sing on their Beatle-y "Setting Sun" release, again cementing their popularity in both the rock and dance camps, something that was underscored by their opening gig for Oasis at the Knebworth music festival, a pre-cursor to several headlining global tours. Dig Your Own Hole (1997) followed, with the inescapable hit "Block Rockin' Beats," after which there was the excellent Surrender (1999) ("The Sunshine Underground" being a standout track) and Come With Us (2002). The inevitable career review Singles 93-03 (2003) started tongues wagging about a creative block, but the beats are still rockin' with their pending new effort Push The Button - while the single "Galvanize" promises great things from the brothers Chemical
superpoison99

superpoison99

July 28, 2016
Одна из лучших непопсовых электорнных - рок команд, которые сохранили звук и стиль 90-х годов! =)
One of the best electronic pop - rock bands that have maintained sound and style of the 90s! =)
Harbinger28567

Harbinger28567

June 1, 2016
Man, what happened to these guys? It seems that after they released 'Dig Your Own Hole', they abandoned their signature Big Beat sound and shifted more toward House and Electro with each album having a more crappy sound to it, for a lack of better words. And I hate saying it because I've been a fan of the Chemical Bothers since their inception. I remember they used to be one of the biggest names in the industry and had a cutting edge sound that no other artist could come close to touching. But then they released 'Surrender', and they've never gone back to the Big Beat sound. Now I know that the Genre has shifted and Big Beat isn't as popular as it was back in the mid to late nineties, but that is what put these guys on the map along with other artists such as 'The Prodigy' and 'The Crystal Method'. And again, I know it's not easy to put this kind of music together or to come up with it from scratch. It's just kind of sad to hear what these guys have become when it's compared to their earlier albums. Maybe they need to take some more chemicals again to get those creative juices flowing.

Hey, just throwing that idea out there!
matthew.soden.73

matthew.soden.73

May 22, 2016
"Further" is the finest Electronic album ever.Perfect.It will not be surpassed.
h4ndcrafted

h4ndcrafted

September 26, 2013
edited over 6 years ago
Hannah is their best work. That is all, I'm a hudge fan but Hannah is in a different league to all their other stuff. Modular heaven.

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