Friday, May 27, 2011

Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage

                To end the week I have this hilarious song with an amazing riff by the band Electric Six from Detroit, MI. The band started back in 1996 as The Wildbunch, but had to drop that name as there was another band with same name in Bristol.
            The band comprises of Dick Valentine (Tyler Spencer), Rock & Roll Indian (Anthony Selph), Surge Joebot (Joe Frezza), Disco (Steve Nawara) and M (Cory Martin). They have been known to make guitar driven songs with tongue in cheek lyrics. The band revolves around the singing / song writing talents of Dick Valentine. They have released seven albums to date which garnered moderate success. Here’s what he said about his music
            “I wouldn’t consider ourselves a ha ha funny band, we’re actually a dark cynical band, we hate our parents as much as Linkin Park, we just channel it in a, in a kind of a more cynical escapist manner.”
            The song I’m recommending today, Danger! High Voltage, comes from their first album Fire, besides the obvious hilarious lyrics and video, I think the riff in this song is pretty infectious. Jack White of The White Stipes performed the apparent female vocals for the song, which the band initially denied maintaining that an auto mechanic named John S. O’Leary and not Jack White sung that part. Here’s what they said about that
            “What about the Jack White rumors? Who sings with Dick Valentine in the song? … No, no it's a fan. We put a competition out, um and he won, he's a mechanic, it wasn't Jack White … Yeah he was probably the only person that entered!”
            I’ll throw in a couple of live performances here, don’t forget to check out the Facebook Feed for an interesting interview of Dick Valentine, here’s the song

If you like this song, you can get it from the link below
Danger! High Voltage - Fire

If you’d like to know more about them, here’s the link to their Wikipedia page
Here they are live at Jools Holland back in 2003, checkout the expression on his face between the verses, it’s ROFLMAO hilarious

Here’s another live performance

Still wanna know more about them, here’s the link to their official website

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