Dick Valentine and his band Electric Six are back with a scorcher of a second album, Senor Smoke.
Packed with 'singles' potential, Senor Smoke is a must to have in your CD collection. Recent release, Radio Ga Ga, and download only release, Vibrator, just don't do real justice to the album, and nowhere near touch on the rest of the explosive catchy tracks delivered with Mr Valentine's superb vocals.
The album bursts in to life with Rock And Roll Evacuation, and continues as it means to go on with a great mix of rock, disco funk and electro mayhem.
Including the opening track, other personal favourites are Be My Dark Angel, Dance Epidemic, Bite Me, Future Boys, Boy Or Girl? and Devil Nights. Followed closely by Future Is In The Future and Dance A Thon 2005. Jimmy Carter is a slow acoustic track, and on first hearing I was unsure about it, however, after listening to it again it really does grow on you. The Pleasing Interlude's 1 and 2 typify Mr Valentine's wry sense of humour. However, the only track that I don't really like is Taxi To Nowhere, (I believe that it was written back when E6 were The Wildbunch).
Senor Smoke is a cracking album. So go on immerse yourself in some really great music. Buy today, or regret it tomorrow! The album won't disappoint.