Also Available in iTunes About Electric Six Formerly known as the Wildbunch, the Detroit sextet Electric Six mix garage, disco, punk, new wave, and metal into cleverly dumb, in-your-face songs like "Danger! High Voltage," which reached number two on the British charts early in They also released 's full-length on that imprint.
High Voltage," which became an underground hit, particularly in the U.
The following year, the group signed to XL and re-recorded "Danger! After the re-release of the single in , Electric Six issued their full-length debut album, Fire, later that spring.
In , the band got a new record deal with Rushmore, a British Warner Bros. Dequindre and Percussion World, respectively.
It took another year for the album to be released stateside, on Metropolis Records. Switzerland arrived in the fall of and I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me from Being the Master followed in October of ; also marked the introduction of new bassist Smorgasbord, who stepped in after Dequindre left the band. Early in , Valentine embarked on his American Troubadour solo tour, which included stops in Hamtramck, Michigan, and Portland, Oregon; that spring, Electric Six recorded their fifth album, Flashy, in the Colonel's studio.
Metropolis released Flashy that fall, followed by Sexy Trash, a track album of demos and previously unreleased material, and two new studio albums, Kill and Zodiac The following year, the band took its sound in a darker direction, shifting slightly from dance-rock to synth pop on the nocturnal Heartbeats and Brainwaves. The year saw them bringing their high-energy live shows to fans on their first concert album, Absolute Pleasure; it also saw the departure of the Colonel, with new guitarist Da Ve stepping into his place.
Their tenth studio album, Mustang, arrived in , followed shortly afterwards by Human Zoo in In early , Electric Six self-released the crowdfunded project Mimicry and Memories, a set similar to Sexy Trash that featured one disc of covers and another of rare and unreleased original material.
By the time the album was released, it was announced that Smorgasbord had left the group, and that Rob Lower had taken over on bass. In early , Percussion World also departed the lineup, and after reverting to his real name, Mike Alonso, he signed on to play drums with long-running Celtic punk band Flogging Molly. The relentless and indefatigable Electric Six dropped yet another new album in October , How Dare You; Todd Glass played drums on the album, while for subsequent touring, percussion chores were handled by the more memorably named Hypercube Bonanza.
Just a month before, they issued another crowdfunded set for loyal fans, You're Welcome, which featured one disc of covers and a second disc documenting a concert at the Oxford Academy in the U.
Also Available in iTunes About Electric Six Formerly known as the Wildbunch, the Detroit sextet Electric Six mix garage, disco, punk, new wave, and metal into cleverly dumb, in-your-face songs like "Danger!
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