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Senor Smoke

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Product details

  • Audio CD (14 Feb. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: WEA
  • ASIN: B0007M2XLK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,470 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Rock and Roll Evacuation
  2. Devil Nights
  3. Bite Me
  4. Jimmy Carter
  5. The Usual
  6. Dance Epidemic
  7. Future Boys
  8. Dance-A-Thon 2005
  9. Be My Dark Angel
  10. Vibrator
  11. Boy Or Girl ?
  12. Room Temperature
  13. Radio Ga-Ga
  14. Taxi To Nowhere
  15. Future is in the Future

Product Description

Product Description

Electric Six return with the follow-up to their debut Fire, with their new album, Senor Smoke. Including the single "Radio Ga-Ga", it also contains the free internet-only single "Vibrator". Senor Smoke is classic Electric Six – floor-filling foot stompers topped off with the band's unique wit, which saw them enter the public's consciousness with the likes of "Gay Bar" and "Danger High Voltage".

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Clearly now something far more substantial than a transient student wheeze, "Senor Smoke"--the excellent and relentlessly entertaining second album from mad Detroit combo Electric Six--sustains the wry chaos of debut offering "Fire" (and infamous attendant single "Gay Bar") but is superior in every respect. The blend is familiar--the unseemly funky corpulence of disco Tom Jones, the absurd metal excess of Zodiac Mindwarp and some futuristic synthesisers borrowed from the first few Magazine albums. However, it's time to concede that Electrix Six can no longer be dismissed as mere rock 'n' roll tomfoolery, especially as songs like "Dance Epidemic", the Captain Beefheart meets James Brown nonsense of "Dance-A-Thon 2005" and the Meat Loaf pomp of "Rock and Roll Evacuation" serve as remorseless mockeries of popular music culture's indefatigable conceitedness. Be it the Duran Duran androgyny of " Boy Or Girl", the Rocky Horror Show blood lust of "Bite Me" or the rocking got-the-hots-for-a-Goth ditty "Be My Dark Angel" ("You're torture, you're torture...you scorcher, you scorcher") " Senor Smoke" proves that the Devil not only owns all the best tunes but that he also dances to them in stretch Lycra disco pants. --Kevin Maidment

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Format: Audio CD
Electric Six are back with their second main-stream album and it's as good as... if not better... than fire. It is more of an up-tempo album than Fire and more political. The opening track "Rock and Roll Evacuation" starts as the album means to go on and is potential single number one. "Devil Nights" and "Bite Me" continue the catchiness("Bite Me" being the second potential single). "Jimmy Carter" is a political ballad. "Dance Epidemic" is a slower version of what is most likely their next single from this album but both versions are great. We've already had the rockier "Radio Ga Ga" Queen cover and the novelty download-only "Vibrator", both excellent tracks. The next songs continue the catchiness of this album, with "Be my dark angel" being a stand out track. The album ends with the excellent "Future Is In The Future", an uptempo song with a catchy chorus.
Ignore the critics and buy this album - it's fantastic. All the songs are classic air-guitar songs that you can sing-a-long to and like Fire are all great songs. It's one of only a few albums that you can truly say there is no filler on.
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I was a huge fan of their album, Fire! and I was astonished to see that this album was comming out in the UK and not in the States, but I got to listen to it, and I was just as blown away as I was with their last album. They did a great job giving tribute to Queen with their cover of "Radio Ga Ga", and the catchy "Dance Epidemic" will keep you dancing.
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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.
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Complete with a brand new evil generation, Electric Six are back with new opus "Senor Smoke" -- their successor to their top debut album "Fire". It has been two years since my friends first started screaming that they wanted to "take me to a gay bar". Although flattered, I must confess I hadn't the slightest clue what they were on about at first, but the disco stylings of Electric Six finally found me, and most of the nation.
With the chart success of "Gay Bar" and "Danger! High Voltage" in mind, there is a definite fear when approaching this release that they may simply try to rehash past triumphs. So many acts seem content to continually stock the industry conveyer belt with albums comprised of one truly original single and a plethora of filler, which makes "Senor Smoke" such a refreshing listen. Although this is unlikely to win any awards for artistry, it reflects a progression within the band that seemed wholly unlikely.
Electric Six haven't abandoned the disco funk that got them known, but have unlocked a willingness to push the boundaries of their music, here taking a darker and more macabre route to the charts with a variety of left-field turns. "Vibrator", the first track lifted from the album, is a slightly lifeless choice of a single though it jangles along with enough joyous enthusiasm to keep you interested, happily emphasizing the humour at the root of the band. "Devil Nights", on the other hand, is a supreme trip through acid infused pop funk, front-man Dick Valentine proclaiming it is "unlike anything we've ever done before."
On the whole, the album lacks any clearly defined singles but is propped up by a distinct lack of filler, almost every track maintaining a decent standard worth your time.
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Electric Six are back with the follow up to their excellent debut 'Fire'. The album consists of 13 tracks and 2 interludes and includes the recent top 40 single 'Radio Ga Ga' (a rockier, up-tempo version of the Queen classic), 'Vibrator' (a download single from October 2003, in a similar party style to 'Gay Bar') and 'Taxi to Nowhere', a classic track from when they were still known as the 'Wildbunch'. Another stand out track is 'Dance Epidemic' which follows in the same style as the disco-style 'Danger! High Voltage!' from the first album. The full track listing is as follows: Rock & Roll Evacuation; Devil Nights; Bite Me; Jimmy Carter; Pleasing Interlude Number 1; Dance Epidemic; Future Boys; Dance-a-Thon 2005; Be My Dark Angel; Vibrator; Boy or Girl; Pleasing Interlude Number 2; Radio Ga Ga; Taxi To Nowhere; Future Is In The Future.
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