Electric Six are "The rock equivalent of a duty-bound pack of Wild West outlaws who've spent the last 25 years on Mars and are now returning to right the musical wrongs of us puny Earth creatures."
The Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
As we enter the 21st Century, rock has become a whole new ball game. Yet not much has changed. The rock fan of the 21st Century will demand something both new and traditional; something that inspires feelings of considerable discomfort. "It's got a good beat, and it fills me with some anxiety."
Out of the Great Detroit Rock Hothouse and into the void flies Electric Six, whose bizarre genetic splicing of punk, new wave, disco and arena rock provides a total entertainment solution for the new breed of rock and roller. Guitar, bass - even drums - all find a home in the eclectic Electric Six. Certain songs go even further, boasting the inclusion of keyboards and synthesizers. The world is a dangerous and troubling place. When you enjoy Electric Six, you enjoy both the present and the future. Hear them for yourself, men and women. You'll find them available for live performance, deficiency projection and all-purpose psycho-emotional scapegoating.
Electric Six involves the transmission of crucial supraliminal messages, some of which may be meant for you. This document can assist you in understanding Electric Six and - quite possibly - your purpose within the Electric Six plan.
None of them knew it, but throughout the 80s and 90s, thousands of American youths were subjected to close and continuous observation. Imagine applying for a position in O Town, without knowing you have done so. Imagine being called, out of the blue one day: "Congratulations - you're a member of O Town, now." How would you feel? Would you want to be in O Town?
The five men who now comprise Electric Six were recruited based
on their psychological profiles and individual capabilities: By sheer coincidence, all of them hail from Detroit City.
Dick Valentine (vocals) fronts the band. He thought he knew what he was doing. He was wrong. As a child, Valentine's IQ scores marked high off the scale and he appears to be socially underdeveloped. Dick Valentine bears some symptoms of schizophrenia.
The Rock and Roll Indian (rhythm and lead guitar) may have been raised in the wild, and by monkeys. He displays an approximated affinity for the culinary arts, and also hair care. He is manic depressive.
Disco (bass guitar) is like a Ye Olde English pub-dweller trapped in a Studio 54 world. He is a classic car enthusiast. He is markedly narcissistic. He is a sharp dresser.
Surge Joebot (lead and rhythm guitar) is a man in the shadows on a never-ending mission of vengeance and pleasure. Either he possesses some form of telekinesis, or he talks a vigorous line of shit. Surge suffers from generalized megalomania, and paranoia.
M enjoys using women's underwear as an outer garment. He is the drummer. He has been diagnosed with insomnia, narcolepsy and chronic dementia. Many consider him to be the operational nerve center of Electric Six.
It's mission is unclear. Its course is cloudy. Its cause is far from just. Yet, among the faithful, there is total consensus: Electric Six is successfully duplicating some of today's hottest guitar styles. Even now, they stand poised to extend the reach of their power to both ends of the globe and beyond. Their leaping, twisting, mind-destroying live show is the stuff of legend. It elicits fear and love among all those who see it. No two words could ever summarize the schizoid rock aesthetic of Electric Six. However, if two words could summarize the schizoid rock aesthetic of Electric Six, they would need to be fear and love.
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