Electric Six have always been known for their singles 'Gay Bar' and 'Danger, High Voltage'. These were both huge hits here in the UK, both peaking in the top ten. These singles were probably recognised for their great wit and, probably most noticably, the videos that came with them. Everyone remembers for the video for 'Gay Bar' because of the depiction of former president Abraham Lincoln, which I thought was genius.
But there is more to this album then one may expect. I bought this album not knowing what I was going to get, but when I first stuck this in my CD player I was blown away. It was very powerful, strong music which was well written and original. I was especially pleased with the tracks 'Electric Demons in Love' and 'Synthesizer', which surprisingly had excellent lyrics, coming from the inspirational Dick Valentine. The music was coming from a band with over-enthusiasm and character, which comes through on the record.
And surprisingly, there are some excellent solo's on the album, coming from tracks 'Naked Pictures' and 'I'm the Bomb', which shows the talent that these men have. The only tracks I may criticise are 'She's White', which definitely lost its novelty quickly (even though the solo is pretty good), and 'Getting into the Jam' which seemed like a filler track.
If you are looking for some music to dance around the room to, this is definitely the record to do so. The songs are snappy and exciting, and the synthesizers create a spellbounding effect. I truly recommend this album, or at least give it a try. Because who knows, you may enjoy it...