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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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  • KurtBell

    It's a good new album. I think it takes longer to sink in because its songs are a bit more complex than previous released, theres allot going on there. Who could not enjoy the song 'gun rights'?

    21 Oct 12:19am Reply
  • dvve

    Musically it's top drawer - actually some of the best i've ever heard on an E6 album - but the lyrics and delivery are quite poor, more often than not. I like Gun Rights and I'm The Devil the most but they're flawed too. McGerkey down there gets it spot on the first time: "Might be their weakest yet, as much as I hate to admit it. Whatever though, they're allowed a dud or two." I'll still probably listen to it lots though!

    20 Oct 9:26pm Reply
  • nom_de_plum

    I Need a Restaurant is a grower

    20 Oct 8:28am Reply
  • Jeshos

    It's Horseshit!

    19 Oct 11:46am Reply
  • Dramedy

    It grows on me the more I listen to it. It's not as good as Mustang or Zodiac but it's solid. Just not a lot of catchy jams imo. My top songs are Satanic Wheels, I've Seen Rio in Flames and Who The Hell Just Call My Phone.

    19 Oct 6:42am Reply
  • dvve

    Human Zoo is disappointing.

    18 Oct 6:35pm Reply
  • Dramedy

    Ermahgerd Human Zoo leaked. Time to listen!

    15 Oct 10:14pm Reply
  • GackTMN

    I'm digging the new album, reminds me of Flashy.

    15 Oct 1:16am Reply
  • McGerkey

    Nevermind, I really like it now. Still some weak spots and it's definitely too short, but oh well. I love this band.

    14 Oct 9:46am Reply
  • itsmysandwich

    New album feels like a dud to me.

    12 Oct 1:23pm Reply
  • tribeonlinefr

    CD-Review "Human Zoo": http://www.tribe-online.de/music/musik-reviews/electric-six-human-zoo/

    10 Oct 11:41am Reply
  • j3lle

    The more albums i really really listen from them, the more i begin to love this band.

    8 Oct 8:50pm Reply
  • nom_de_plum

    Human Zoo is lots of fun, but there really are no songs quite up to the standards of their usual standouts D: (except call my phone)

    7 Oct 9:39am Reply
  • McGerkey

    Might be their weakest yet, as much as I hate to admit it. Whatever though, they're allowed a dud or two.

    7 Oct 8:18am Reply
  • GackTMN

    Dick's a lyrical genius, hoping Human Zoo is a step in the right direction for the band.

    5 Oct 9:22pm Reply
  • nobody274

    Ласт, оказывается Electric Six абсолютно безвреден. Я употребляю его четыре месяца. Люто, бешено доставляет. Зависимости никакой. Рекомендую.

    21 Sep 5:49pm Reply
  • 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
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