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Electric Six

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There are two artists that have used the name Electric Six
1. An alternative rock band from the United States
2. A musical group from South Africa

1. Electric Six is a six-piece Detroit-based band consisting of Dick Valentine (vocals), Tait Nucleus? (synthesizers), Johhny Na$hinal (guitar), Da Ve (guitar), Percussion World (drums), and Smorgasboard (bass) who play a mix of , and .

The band’s first notorious formation comprised Valentine, Rock and Roll Indian (guitar), Surge Joebot (guitar), Disco (bass, former member of Detroit Cobras), and M (drums). Dick Valentine (real name Tyler Spencer) has always been the primary songwriter (both music and lyrics) of Electric Six, currently and under their former incarnation, when they were known as the Wildbunch. During the band’s temporary split at the end of the 1990s, Spencer formed his own band called The Dirty Shame and released one CD entitled Smog Cutter Love Story which featured, among other tracks, a first version of Fire track “Vengeance and Fashion”. The band reformed by 2001 to record and release the first release of ‘Danger! High Voltage’ and record the track ‘Dealin’ With Death N’ Stealin’ In The Name Of The Lord’ with Troy Gregory for his Sybil album.

Electric Six fuses and with the laid-back funky rhythms and falsetto vocals of disco, and a distinctly comic touch. However, they tend to reject such genre classifications as disco-metal and .

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  • Gigudrion

    damn, Valentine is pure genius. this band is awesome

    1 Sep 5:42pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    I didn't notice until recently at how ingeniously satirical Fire is. The lyrics sound stupid until you realize how deliberate they are. [2]

    27 Jul 5:37pm Reply
  • Vicarious_Lord

    YOU! I WANNA TAKE YOU TO A GAY BAR!

    11 Apr 9:18am Reply
  • algoostu

    SHE DON'T SHE DON'T SHE DON'T SHE DON'T NEED NO VIBRATOR

    31 Mar 12:59am Reply
  • RAMBOBG

    Ridiculous...

    4 Mar 6:52pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    забавные извращуги, хотя ничего особо выдающегося

    27 Feb 2:57am Reply
  • Falk_Oomikami

    I may not have listened to Tom Jones enough, but I think Valentine sounds like some kind of Tome Jones on steroids. Always over the top, but purposely so, which makes it great.

    2 Feb 1:24pm Reply
  • faylander_

    <3 <3

    18 Jan 9:25am Reply
  • trashcity_

    I didn't notice until recently at how ingeniously satirical Fire is. The lyrics sound stupid until you realize how deliberate they are. Also funny how Valentine actually has an English degree from the University of Michigan.

    18 Jan 2:00am Reply
  • conditionals

    BTW Valentine couldn't sing until he found his voice in the shower. I read that in a magazine 10 years ago.

    17 Jan 11:13am Reply
  • conditionals

    I think it's more the production and mastering... I like 'The New Shampoo'... don't tai chi me.

    17 Jan 11:12am Reply
  • ScottishUnicorn

    It's an interesting one. Not sure if I'd consider it beautiful though,

    17 Jan 7:03am Reply
  • trashcity_

    Anyone else think that Mr. Valentine actually has a beautiful voice?

    14 Jan 3:21pm Reply
  • McGerkey

    FYI I am ripped and took 2 years of tai chi.

    3 Jan 3:59am Reply
  • McGerkey

    Tell me Late Night Obama Food isn't top quality songwriting to my face and I'll knock ur pansy ass out, no hesitation.

    1 Jan 8:25am Reply
  • McGerkey

    TRY REFINING YOUR PALLET AND DEVELOPING BETTER TASTE, NERD

    1 Jan 8:23am Reply
  • conditionals

    I just can't understand why 'Mustang' is so bad. I thought with Nashinal producing again, it would at least have some of the fun experimental sound carrying over from 'Heartbeats'. Instead it's mostly just a bunch tinny noise, with very little actual quality songwriting. For them to release a golden album every year for 7 years, take a year off and then come back with this... I just don't get it.

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • groov1k

    SOMEBODY BETTER NOTIFY A CHIEF POLICE

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • GackTMN

    I wish Mustang had the same quality as Zodiac.

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • shadow1264

    Just saw them live in Manchester !!!

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
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