My Robot Friend / Hot Action!
Album: Hot Action!   Collection:General
Artist:My Robot Friend   Added:Dec 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-02-06 Pull Date: 2005-04-10
Week Ending: Apr 10 Apr 3 Mar 27 Mar 20 Mar 13 Mar 6 Feb 27 Feb 20
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 21, 2022: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Walt Whitman
4. Mar 24, 2011: Treeswinger Radio
Why Won't You Call Me
2. Feb 10, 2012: InAcrossAwayFromMe
Why Won't You Call Me
5. Jan 14, 2010: Musically Assured Destruction
Why Won't You Call Me
3. Apr 28, 2011: A Family Affair
You're Out of the Competitio
6. Nov 11, 2008: MusicTime!
Why Won't You Call Me, Why Won't You Call Me

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2005-01-31
Quirky technopop from NYC underground, many songs from a robot’s point of view. Good stuff.

1.mid-slow, semi-rapped verses, “I am the robot in your town”
2.FCC “I want to fuck the human race”x4 mid-slow. Not James Brown
+3.Wacky l337 braggadocio. “You’re the world’s worst hacker and I’m the world’s best programmer” Simple music, it’s all about the delivery. Though I am disappointed because this appeared on an outsider music CD in our a-file a year or two ago, and this clearly is not an outsider.
+4.Cute pop song with “natural” instruments and human vocals, welcome break from the 8 bit synths. This was in our afile on a single last year, go ahead and play it again.
5.very 80’s new-wave love song, parody of the style
-/+6.Slow, kinda slinky tribute to creators of “East End Boys West End Girls” Seems blah at first but by the end I thought it was pretty cool.
7. standard electroclash. Some dog barking sounds at end. Johnny Cash cover. singing, buzzy guitar-like riff, still electro but more rock
+9.warbly synth vocal sounds, silly suave machine
10. nearly indecipherable layered/distorted vocals, changing beats
+11.Human vocals, impressionist lyric. Drum machine low in mix, simple bassline, synth mostly plays drawn out notes with just enough buzz.
+12. Noisy electro. Sexual prowess bragging w/Jewish angle. questionable verse about gay adolescent sex w/cantor. Peaches lite/Atom & His Package dark.
+13.Technopop, human singing soars the poet’s name in chorus. Speeds up.

Track Listing
1. I Am the Robot   7. Understand Your Man
2. Sex Machine   8. The Fake
3. You're Out of the Competitio   9. I Know What Women Want
4. Why Won't You Call Me   10. Boing!
5. The Power of Love   11. Way Down
6. We're the Pet Shop Boys   12. Walking Jewish
  13. Walt Whitman