Birmingham 6 is an Industrial/EBM group founded in 1991 from Denmark. They are named after the Birmingham Six, a group of Irish men mistakenly imprisoned for the Birmingham pub bombings. Members include Kim Løhde Peterson and Michael Hillerup.
They took on the name as they focused on injustices worldwide, but particularly in western democratic society. Their lyrics have often been controversial and some radio stations have banned airplay of their songs, while other groups refused to be associated with them. They released their first album, Mindhallucination in 1994 and Assassinate in 1995, followed by Error of Judgement in 1996 and finally Resurrection in 1999.
All lyrics on the album Error of Judgement were sung by Jean-Luc de Meyer, better known as a member of Front 242.
Birmingham 6 has written several songs questioning governmental systems and their unwillingness to admit their own fallibilty. Israel talks about the issues between the Palestinians and the Jews. Contagious discusses AIDS and Who Do You Love? points out the difficulty in telling good from evil. The song 6794700 describes some hypocritical church views on abortion. Love Child describes how the tourism agency in Thailand helps western travel agencies fulfill certain men's desire for an underage prostitute.
The song Policestate talks about the riots in Copenhagen in 1993 during the re-voting for the European Union in which police shot into the angry mob, causing several casualities.
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