Sunday, March 20, 2011

Electric Six


According to Wikipedia, "Electric Six is a six-piece metro Detroit-based band that plays what has been described as a brand of rock music infused with elements of garage, disco, punk, new wave, and metal." They are most known for their music videos, Danger! High Voltage! and Gay Bar. Those two songs really do set a precedence for the rest of their discography. You can't tell if you should laugh uncontrollably, or dance. Also, this band is nothing, if not prolific. They typically release a 13 track album every year. As such, I'll just post a few of their music videos.

This is one of their most popular songs, Danger! High Voltage!, from their freshman album, Fire. I find it hilarious that if you listen, Jack White is obviously singing the backing vocals, but to this day, he still denies it.


Next, is Gay Bar, from the same album. A side note here: I had to search for the uncut version of this song. Not because of any cussing. Not because of the fact that there are multiple Abraham Lincolns giving each other bubble baths....Because of the words "nuclear" and "war"....And THEN, when I found an uncut version, it was flagged as inappropriate. (Whereas the other version that uses whips to bleep out "NUCLEAR" AND "WAR" is apparently perfectly safe for our little virgin ears.) Oh censorship.


This is the opening track, Body Shot, from their album, Kill. I will add a warning that it's basically Monty Python mixed with a porno. So, you know, be sure to watch it right in front of your boss, kids, and minister.


And finally, a sample from their latest album, Zodiac. This is A Love Song For Myself.



As a final note, I should be getting back to my routine schedule now, so I am turning comment moderation on again. It lets me keep track of who's commenting better. And that, of course, ensures that I get back to all of your blogs. 

40 comments:

  1. Interesting. WIll check them out

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  2. This band is so much fun. Love their music videos.

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  3. Ha ha ha. I do like Monty Python, and that's an interesting mashup.

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  4. I've always personally preferred the cut version, I like the whip sounds..

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  5. they are awesome!
    http://le-nerd.blogspot.com/

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  6. nice tracks!

    http://all-around-toto.blogspot.com/

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  7. I didnt know whos these guys were by their name but their music sounds familiar.

    Following.

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  8. Hmm. I always thought they were British.

    Lahndan accent, innit?

    Danejah danejah at the gay bah, gay bah.

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  9. Love these guys. Great pick as always.

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  10. Gay Bar is such a fucking brilliant song. The riff is awesome. Was so overplayed when it first came out though.... everywhere you went, every channel you watch, every radio show.... DX

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  11. good music :P

    p.s near 200 followers ;)

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  12. You're right. That totally sounds like Jack White.

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  13. finally something new to me great music

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  14. Nice band but the NSFW was kind of a turn off.

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  15. Liked their music when they came out first, a bit dated now.

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  16. Been hearing loads about this band on the XMU station I listen to. Great stuff.

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  17. high voltage rings in my head now!!

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  18. Gay Bar is fucking hilarious, love that song.

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  19. Oh wow, I didn't know these guys were from Detroit. That's where I'm from!!

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  20. They have some really interesting videos.

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  21. Heya man, I haven't heard those two songs yet! Imagine that. +follower

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  22. The electric six body shot video is pretty trippy.

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  23. LOL. That "Danger" video is ridiculous! :P

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  24. all their videoclips are amazing! truly enjoyable music

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  25. Love Electric Six, fucking awesome band.

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  26. Awesome sounds thanks for sharing!

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  27. why would White be embarrassed about this music?

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  28. this post took me more than a day. something akin to a trip. The last one couldn't hold my attention tho, so i'm not sure exactly how many times I listened to it. hehe

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