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Formerly referred to as the Wildbunch, the Detroit sextet Electric Six mix garage, disco, punk, fresh wave, and metal into cleverly dumb, in-your-face songs like “Danger! Large Voltage,” which reached number 2 around the English graphs early in 2003. Vocalist Dick Valentine, guitarists Stone Indian and Surge Joebot, bassist Disco, and drummer M. created the Wildbunch in 1996 (keyboardist Tait Nucleus? became a member of the music group later), liberating their debut solitary, “I Shed Control (Of My Rock and roll & Move),” as well as the eight-track An Night with the countless Moods from the Wildbunch’s Greatest Strikes…Tonight! that 12 months on Uchu Cult Information. In addition they released 1999’s full-length on that imprint. The group turned to Soaring Bomb for singles like 1997’s “The Ballade of MC Sucka DJ,” the Xmas solitary “Soaring Bomb Surprise Bundle, Vol. 1,” and 2001’s “Risk! Large Voltage,” which became an underground strike, particularly within the U.K. The next 12 months, the group authorized to XL and re-recorded “Risk! Large Voltage,” this time around adding support vocals from your White Stripes’ Jack port White. Following the re-release from the solitary in 2003, Electric powered Six released their full-length debut recording, Fire, later on that spring. Just a couple weeks following the album’s launch, Disco, Stone Indian, and Surge Joebot remaining the music group and were changed by Frank Lloyd Bonaventure, the Colonel, and Johnny Na$hinal. In 2004, the music group got a fresh record cope with Rushmore, a United kingdom Warner Bros. imprint, and dropped Bonaventure and M., whose bass and drum responsibilities were loaded by John R. Dequindre and Percussion Globe, respectively. The next Electric Six record, Señor Smoke, found its way to the U.K. early in 2005. It got another season for the record to become released stateside, on Metropolis Information. Switzerland found its way to nov 2006 and I WILL Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me from Getting the Master implemented in Oct of 2007; 2007 also proclaimed the launch of brand-new bassist Smorgasbord, who stepped in after Dequindre still left the music group. Early in 2008, Valentine embarked on his American Troubadour single tour, including prevents in Hamtramck, Michigan, and Portland, Oregon; that springtime, Electric Six documented their fifth record, Flashy, within the Colonel’s studio room. Metropolis released Flashy that fall, accompanied by Sexy Garbage, a 30-monitor record of demos and previously unreleased materials, and two brand-new studio room albums, Wipe out (2009) and Zodiac (2010). The next year, the music group got its sound within a darker path, shifting somewhat from dance-rock to synth pop in the nocturnal Heartbeats and Brainwaves. The entire year 2012 noticed them getting their high-energy concert events to fans on the first concert recording, Absolute Pleasure; in addition, it noticed the departure from the Colonel, with fresh guitarist Da Ve moving into his place. Their tenth studio room recording, Mustang, found its way to 2013, followed soon afterwards by Human being Zoo in 2014. In early 2015, Electric powered Six self-released the crowdfunded task Mimicry and Remembrances, a set much like Sexy Garbage that presented one disk of addresses and another of uncommon and unreleased initial material. Oct 2015 brought another studio room recording from your prolific Six, Bitch, DON’T ALLOW Me Die. By enough time the recording was released, it had been announced that Smorgasbord got still left the group, which Rob Lower got bought out on bass. In early 2016, Percussion Globe also departed the lineup, and after reverting to his genuine name, Mike Alonso, he agreed upon to play drums with long-running Celtic punk music group Flogging Molly. New drummer Two-Handed Bob became a member of Electric Six with time for the periods for 2016’s Refreshing Bloodstream for Tired Vampyres.

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Full Name Electric Six
Awards Kerrang! Award for Best Video
Music Songs Danger! High Voltage, Gay Bar, Dance Commander, I'm the Bomb, Radio Ga Ga, Infected Girls, I Buy the Drugs, Improper Dancing, She's White, Randy’s Hot Tonight!, Love Song for Myself, Jam It in the Hole, Rubber Rocket, Naked Pictures, Future Boys, Down at McDonnelzzz, Dance Pattern, Synthesizer, Psychic Visions, I Am a Song!, Future Is in the Future, Slices of You, Pulling the Plug on the Party, Down At McDonaldz, Clusterfuck!, The Rubberband Man, Mr. Woman, Rock and Roll Evacuation, There's Something Very Wrong With Us, So Let's Go Out Tonight, Getting Into the Jam, Chocolate Pope, Devil Nights
Albums Fire, Fresh Blood for Tired Vampyres, Señor Smoke, I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me from Being the Master, Bitch, Don't Let Me Die!, Flashy, Absolute Pleasure, Human Zoo, Heartbeats and Brainwaves, Switzerland, Mimicry and Memories, Zodiac, Kill, Sexy Trash, Mustang, How Dare You
Nominations Kerrang! Award for Best Track


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Roulette Stars of Metro Detroit 2016 Video performer: "Roulette", "Eye Contact", "Dime, Dime, Penny Dime", "I'm the Devil", "Infected Girls", "Night Vision", "Down at McDonnelzzz", "Gay Bar, Part Two", "Kids Are Evil", "An Omen of Things to Come", "Shrink the Bastards"
Skam 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
UK Championship Snooker 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue 2009-2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Absolute Treasure 2014 Video documentary performer: "Down at McDonnelzzz", "Devil Nights", "Transatlantic Flight", "Future Is In the Future", "Danger! High Voltage", "Touch It", "Show Me What Your Lights Mean", "Steal Your Bones", "Hello! I See You", "Gay Bar", "Jam It in the Hole", "Clusterfuck!", "Body Shot", "Synthesizer", "Dance Epidemic", "I Buy the Drugs", "Dance Commander", "Formula 409", "Rip It!", "We Were Witchy Witchy White Women"
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Electric Six: Psychic Visions 2012 Video short performer: "Psychic Visions", "I Go Through Phases"
50 Greatest Pop Videos 2010 TV Movie documentary performer: "Gay Bar"
The Simpsons 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2010 performer: "DANGER! HIGH VOLTAGE"
It Came from Detroit 2009 Documentary performer: "Gay Bar", "Danger! High Voltage"
Electric Six: Body Shot 2009 Video short performer: "Body Shot"
Rock Band 2 2008 Video Game performer: "Gay Bar", "Dance Epidemic", "I Don't Like You"
Electric Six: Pulling the Plug on the Party 2008 Video short performer: "Pulling the Plug on the Party"
Electric Six: Formula 409 2008 Video short performer: "Flashy"
Electric Six: Making Progress 2008 Video short performer: "Making Progress"
Electric Six: There's Something Very Wrong with Us, So Let's Go Out Tonight 2008 Video short performer: "There's Something Very Wrong With Us, So Let's Go Out Tonight"
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Magicians 2007 performer: "Gay Bar"
America the Beautiful 2007 Documentary performer: "Danger High Voltage"
Electric Six: Randy's Hot Tonight 2007 Video short performer: "Randy's Hot Tonight"
Electric Six: Down at McDonnelzzz 2007 Video short performer: "Down at McDonnelzzz"
Electric Six: Infected Girls 2007 Video short performer: "Infected Girls"
Electric Six: It's Showtime! 2007 Video short performer: "It's Showtime!"
Electric Six: Rubber Rocket 2006 Video short performer: "Rubber Rocket"
Stick It 2006 performer: "Dance Commander"
The Real Hustle 2006 TV Series documentary performer: "Danger! High Voltage" - uncredited
Electric Six: Chocolate Pope 2006 Video short performer: "Chocolate Pope"
Electric Six: I Buy the Drugs 2006 Video short performer: "I Buy the Drugs"
Electric Six: Mr. Woman 2006 Video short performer: "Mr. Woman"
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture 2005 performer: "Danger! High Voltage!"
Top of the Pops 2003-2004 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Top of the Pops Saturday 2004 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Total Request Live 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Popworld 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
CD:UK 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Electric Six: Radio Ga Ga 2004 Video short performer: "Radio Ga Ga"
Teachers 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Keen Eddie 2003 TV Series 1 episode
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 performer: "Danger! High Voltage"
Later... With Jools Holland 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Born Sloppy 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Electric Six: Dance Commander 2003 Video short performer: "Dance Commander"
Electric Six: Gay Bar 2003 Video short performer: "Gay Bar"
Pancakes! 2002 Video short performer: "Gay Bar"
Electric Six: Danger! High Voltage 2002 Video short performer: "Danger! High Voltage"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roulette Stars of Metro Detroit 2016 Video

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Electric Six: I'll Be in Touch 2017 Video short Themselves (voice)
Absolute Treasure 2014 Video documentary Themselves
It Came from Detroit 2009 Documentary Themselves
Popworld 2003-2004 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops 2003-2004 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops Saturday 2004 TV Series documentary Themselves
Total Request Live 2004 TV Series Themselves
CD:UK 2004 TV Series Themselves
Later... With Jools Holland 2003 TV Series Themselves
Born Sloppy 2003 TV Series Themselves

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Archive Footage

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Rock Band 2 2008 Video Game Themselves

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