Summer Meltdown 2012: Hot Bodies in MotionPosted by Lindsey Bluher
If you were at Summer Meltdown and were one of the many who missed this set, shame on you. If you were one of the lucky to have seen Seattle band Hot Bodies in Motion on Saturday afternoon, let’s just take a minute to -as a group- say thank you.
Hot Bodies in Motion, thanks a million for turning on a camp full of dirty hippies with your sweltering, sex-drenched vocals. That growling bass line was more seductive than any dime store dirty novel I’ve read. Your guitarist knew what he was doing with his fingers, and did it well. And I’m sure your shirtless beef-castle of a drummer caused more than a few ladies to swoon. Guys, thank you for having one of the best sets of Meltdown.
I knew what I was walking into for this performance. I knew I would walk away with a burning in my loins. I feel terribly sorry for those who were surprised by the amount of soul that HBIM threw at the audience. Every guitar riff was a bigger turn on than the previous. And while I may have been able to control myself post-show, I can attest based on what I heard happening in the tents around me post-show that 9 months from now a few Summer Meltdown attendees may be naming their newborns after this band.
The set itself was an inspired one. After watching Hot Bodies perform at CHBP last month, and shamelessly playing their album Old Habits to anyone I can get to sit next to me, I was ecstatic with the content they played for the crowd. “Old Habits,” “Physics” and “Pleasure Buffet” were a familiar few that they played, and for good reason. While their release is a tad erratic in terms of sound, these three songs from it perfectly capture the elements of blues and soul that are Hot Bodies in Motion.
Throughout the set the audience was also introduced with a few banger covers, and a sample of new material – due out in the coming months I certainly hope. I really could go on, and on, and on about this set – I loved every moment of it. I was looking for a soul stirring experience at Meltdown, and thanks to Hot Bodies in Motion, I got just that.