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Detroit's Electric Six splice punk, new wave, disco, and arena rock into a total entertainment solution for the new breed of rock n' roller. "This single is...pure driving disco-rock, complete with a new wave saxophone solo and ridiculous lyrics. Easily one of the best rock songs of the past year"--NY Times. "Hold on, have the White Stripes gone Studio 54?"--X-Ray.
Electric Six is the most exciting band to come tumbling out of Detroit since Kiss. Sporting grimy leisure suits and hilarious stage names (the guitarists are known only as Surge Joebot and the Rock and Roll Indian), the ragtag group comes up with a deliriously catchy disco trash sound on its smart, hyperactive debut. Studio 54 horns mingle anxiously with AC/DC-influenced garage riffs, while frontman Dick Valentine rants maniacally over jerky, suggestive punk-funk songs like "Gay Bar" and "I'm the Bomb." Plus, rumor suggests that single "Danger! High Voltage" features the White Stripes' Jack White on backing vocals and, less plausibly, Bill Clinton on saxophone. How cool is that? Very. --Aidin VaziriSee all Editorial Reviews
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The lyrics in this album are very witty, frequently non-sensical, and several genres are represented here. Rock and Disco are present, but then there is also more Electronic than either of those genres usually has, and other instruments that usually aren't used for Rock or Disco are present such as saxophone. Electric Six is kind of like an indie rock band with a bigger budget and more notoriety than an indie band would typically have. The humor that Dick Valentine uses are somewhat similar to Jack Black, goofy, with equal parts of stupidity and whit.
Here are the best songs on the album:
Danger! High Voltage - Go check out the music video for this. Enough said. Good for playing at a wild house party with your friends.
Gay Bar - Silly rhymes about going to a Gay Bar.
Synthesizer - A whimsical song about being really passionate about synthesizers and making techno music. Also has a tone that suggests the importance of just being not being afraid to express yourself and be yourself - "Be all that you can be just as long as you are free." Less of a funny song and more of just a fun, happy, celebrative song.
All in all, there are a lot of references on this album to fire, wars, nuclear wars, techno music, sex, and dancing, for some reason.
If you ever have a chance to go see this band, you should do it. Dick Valentine has an awesome stage presence that I just can't describe.
I love it! It's got great beats, and the lyrics are just the right amount of silly/awesome. This is definitely one of my favorite music albums of all time.. I listen to this and the rest of the Electric Six stuff nonstop at work on youtube until I can just buy the rest in one go.. darn mortgage and truck payments have to come first over my love of music sadly. :P