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Switzerland

12 Sept. 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 12 Sept. 2006
  • Release Date: 12 Sept. 2006
  • Label: Metropolis Records
  • Total Length: 42:22
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B004HO4L0K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,376 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. D. Allin on 15 Mar. 2007
Format: Audio CD
At first listen "Switzerland" lacks the immediacy of predecesors "Fire" & "Senór Smoke" and as with the latter there is no obvious crowd-pleasing crossover hit single apparent to match "Danger: High Voltage" or "Gay Bar". However, after a few spins this CD reveals it's ample charms and you'll find yourself bellowing out the wonderfully inappropriate lyrics to "I Buy The Drugs", "Night Vision" and "Infected Girls" at the top of your lungs as their tunes seep into your skull. Be warned that the relentless driving groove of "Mr. Woman" may also cause an embarassing tendency towards excessive foot-tapping and desk-drumming.

It's very much a case of business as usual for the band and if it isn't broke don't fix it, so expect the usual amalgamation of disco and FM rock music with a great pop sensibility.

The band sound tight and Dick Valentine's vocals are as ever perfect for this sort of thing. Special mention should also be made for the frankly bonkers "Pink Flamingos" which is possibly this album's "Jimmy Carter".

Well worth a purchase for the ardent fans of the six and for beginners as well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pilch on 17 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
A novelty act they may be, but the Six have got some fine tunes, and "Switzerland" is illustrates that with some of their most infectious tunes to date. The incredibly catchy "I buy the drugs" would be, in an ideal world, a true pop anthem, as would the equally-as-catchy "Germans in Mexico" which will have you singing "Deutsche Deutsche" involuntarily from just the first listen.

There are (as you would expect) funk-inspired tracks like "Pulling the plug on the party" and guiter-driven rockers like "Mr.Woman" and "Night Vision", which -like the rest of the album - are a little edgier than the Six's previous work. Even the album's token lewd songs - "Infected Girls" and "Rubber Rocket" - are superb, the former being one of the best songs in the band's arsenal. The sing-a-long "Pink Flamingos" is quite possibly the chirpiest and quirkiest track on the album.

Although it may have not as many stand-out tracks, "Switzerland" stands up better as an all-round album than "Fire". The Six are a band developing and maturing way beyond the level of their debut - bring on album number 4, due in October.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By C. Adams on 15 Oct. 2006
Format: Audio CD
I have bought Electric Six's last couple of albums (Fire, Senor Smoke) and I was a little skeptical that they could create another album with the same stay-appeal as the last. But I can safely say that they have created another cracker. If you liked the last albums then I would strongly recommend this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Williamson on 22 Aug. 2007
Format: Audio CD
One thing i have noticed in the various reviews and from people i know is that almost everyone has a different favourite track. While less imediately party like than say, fire, this album has a conciderable number of genres and tracks which are dicernable from one another - which is a good thing. i like different music for different moods (not that electric six cover any "serious moods")

fire fell down slightly for lack of variation, which is why i continue to enjoy the varying wierdness that E6 have evolved into. looking forward to 'I shall exterminate everything around me that prevents me from being the master'.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. David M. Crompton on 2 Feb. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I'm going to state my view clearly and early before I start ranting;

A. I love electric six, I can't think of another group or artist that sounds anything like them, I mean is it rock? Is it Disco? Is it funk? Is it Dance? Electric Six are the only group I know who can fuse all these styles.

B. This album is awesome! It's more of the same but I have no complaints about that, since the same old electric six is unlike anyhting else out ther at the moment, BUY THIS ALBUM! And get a hold of the other two if you can.

C. Finally, why are these guys so criminally under represented? Serisously, they're one of the greatest groups I know yet I never hear of them any where. OK, I know they slipped up bad with the Radio Ga Ga video (I'm not defending that, but I do like their take on that song), but why have they not been given a second chance by the public? Sometimes things just ain't fair.
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