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Danger! High Voltage [CD 2]
Danger! High Voltage [CD 2]
Offered by marxwax
Price: £1.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fire at the disco's, 9 Feb. 2003
A hit? Well, yeah, for starters. "Danger! High Voltage!" needs licensing to a sympathetic label which knows what it's doing but still has the clout to sell a band big. Poptones, maybe. After all The Electric Six (formerly The Wildbunch) have just accidentally turned into what the Hives dream of being - that tight, that naively electric, that European. They're not naive or European - they're know-it-alls from Detroit, but put the record on and you won't believe that. This is West Germany, 1980 maybe, guitars are cheap and loud, and the bassline has to be disco because that's what basslines are these days, and you've got a friend with a saxophone? What the hell, let him on the record too. Sing in German? Don't be stupid, we want people to buy this. No, English, and make the vocals big, big cat big, like a tiger, savage, glam it up! We want people to remember it, to sing the hook to each other in the clubs and on the bases, to laugh.
And they would have. And they will. "Danger! Danger! High voltage! When we touch! When we kiss!" - I'm not going to try and tell you how they sing it, how absurdly right it is. The singer I thought was a girl turns out to be John S. O'Leary, diving sideways into the best record he might ever make. Come to think of it, this is the best record the whole 'new rock' thing has thrown up so far, not because it's not rock (it is), but because it's not in awe of rock, or anything. You need to hear it, on your radios and in your charts.


Danger! High Voltage
Danger! High Voltage
Offered by minervabks
Price: £4.99

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accidental Genius, 9 Feb. 2003
This review is from: Danger! High Voltage (Audio CD)
Electric Six (formally The Wildbunch) have to create an excellent pop rock track which will no doubt make it to number one in the charts. It's senseless but catchy lyrics will be the winner. Who cares if they make any sense? It only matters that you can shout it out to your mates in the club, and they'll know exactly what your talkin bout, just as you say Danger, Dagner!
The guitars are cheap and loud, like 1980's german rock pop. The bassline taken straight from an old disco track, and your mate plays the saxaphone so what the hell, lets hav' him on it too!
This is the best exploitation of the rock/pop machine so far. It's so simple, but works so well.
It over-the-top, catchy, loud, and full wasted guitars and outdated beats.
Let's see how far it gets in the charts.


Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Price: £5.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack for the Star Wars Saga keeps building!, 9 July 2002
John Williams manages to keep building on a ever growing sucess! His latest addition to the chain of hit scores sits high as one of his best works to date. The soundtrack complements the film excellently, and stands just as greatly on its own.
The most rewarding track on the CD is Zam The Assasin and The Chase Through Coruscant. For all eleven minutes the tension is held and keeps building through William's trademark skill, dissonace. The inclusion of classic 'chase music' instruments like the bongo drums, various other percussion and an electric guitar, shows his ability to bring old fashioned styles into his own. Look back at Lalo Schifrin's work, a master of the funky chase music of the 60's and 70's. Williams' experimentation with these instruments has given us on of the best pieces of chase music I've ever heard. It's obvious he still has his skills from writing the music to 60's show Peter Gunn along with jazz composer Henry Mancini.
Other tracks on the CD feature a new love theme which pours a tragic melody, much like Anakin's Theme from Episode I. We see the return of some of the main themes from Episode I and the Imperial March used to represent Count Dooku and his 'Confrontation.'
In whole, this score is much like The Empire Strikes Back than any other. With a mix of dark, and impending danger music, and a love theme. Like ESB, there is much incidental music to carry themes along. It's quite surprising this isn't a double CD.
An excellent work on it's own and the most exciting of all scores so far.
Roll on Episode III!


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