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Hot Chip: One Life Stand (Parlophone)

Simon Price, Word, The, February 2010

THE NAME, of course, is one of pop's great double entendres. As well as carrying the sense of overloaded silicon circuitry, "Hot Chip" — like "Led Zeppelin" — is also a self-deprecating and pessimistic prediction regarding their own probable career prospects: they would surely be, the gag goes, "dropped like a hot chip".

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