Electric Six

The concept of the “human zoo” has existed in art and literature for centuries, thus Electric Six recognizes and accepts it is not breaking new conceptual ground by naming its tenth studio album Human Zoo. It recognizes and accepts that old ground is being broken. Like teeth.

The first known reference to a human zoo is believed to be from the mid-to-middle 12th century, when the famous Flemish monk Wenslaus De Trappe wrote of his base desires to cage human beings and charge money to display them in humiliating fashion in his classic 14 Trappist Monk Tales. From there, the human zoo concept snowballed and could be found everywhere from Restoration literature (Lord Percy Nutton’s Northumberland Abbey), to Nazi propaganda (Die Mensch Zooiedieschennel) to 20th Century American counterculture (Tal Rosenberg’s 20 Days on Acid – I Am a Pinhole Camera), the last of which where the author famously imprisons his lawyer/traveling companion in a cage and places him at the corner of Haight and Ashbury to stand trial for helping contribute to a bad trip.

Electric Six recognizes the legacy of the human zoo concept and throws its hat into the conceptual milieu with a great deal of respect and humility. We do not seek to define the human zoo, nor do we seek to deconstruct it. We seek to explore it. We seek to expand it. And most of all, we seek to sell it to you.

Electric Six recognizes that when men and women are placed in cages and displayed like animals, a power dynamic is being constructed. The human in the cage has his basic rights discarded, his dignity stripped from him, whereas the human who pays to observe other humans establishes his superiority just by casually standing and watching, choosing to leave whenever he likes. In this same way, Electric Six seeks to put itself on display in such a manner that empowers the listener and debases the band all while making everyone feel like partying.

From the opening track “Karate Lips”, Human Zoo takes the listener immediately into a teenage karate tournament for girls as refereed by Def Leppard. The crunchy guitars hit you in the face like a teenage foot and you immediately remember why you purchased or illegally downloaded this latest Electric Six album.

Like many E6 albums, Human Zoo does not have one defining sound, rather it is a sampler’s plate of the entire history of rock and roll music. Like Motown…now we are doing Motown. “Alone With Your Body” is the feel good necrophilia anthem of the summer and it sees the band embracing this oft overlooked section of our hometown’s musical history.

From there we ramble into the spaghetti-western marching band good times of “Gun Rights”, the triumphant Disnification of “I’ve Seen Rio in Flames”, and into the absurd hip hop of “(Who The Hell Just) Call My Phone”. Thrown in a few classic rockers in “I Need A Restaurant” and “Worst Movie Ever” and you’ve got an E6 album, son!

But it’s not an E6 album until the closer is better than the rest of the record combined. The gorgeous, haunting pop of “The Afterlife” might be the greatest thing the band has ever done. Ever.

Okay we said some stuff, told you some song titles, and threw you a few bones. Come on now, buy the record! Who cares about all that other stuff? Have a go, see what happens! Give it a shot! Human Zoo is available on Oct. 14 on Metropolis Records. Come see Electric Six play in your town this fall on the Some Girls Do It for Love tour. Visit electricsix.com for tour dates.
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Playlist
trackalbumlisten
Psychic VisionsHeartbeats and Brainwaves
After HoursZodiac
Body ShotKILL
Formula 409Flashy
Down At McDonnelzzzI Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me From Being The Master
There's Something Very Wrong With Us So Let's Go Out TonightSwitzerland
Rock And Roll EvacuationSeņor Smoke

Discography
MUSTANG · MET 898D· buy Digital
1. Nom de Plume 2. Jessica Dresses like a Dragon 3. Show Me What Your Lights Mean 4. Adam Levine 5. Cranial Games 6. The New Shampoo 7. Iron Dragon 8. Late Night Obama Food 9. I Never Fucked Her 10. Miss Peaches Wears an Iron Dress 11. Unnatural Beauty 12. Gimme the Eyes 13. Skin Traps 14. Cheryl vs. Darryl
MUSTANG · MET 898· buy CD
1. Nom de Plume 2. Jessica Dresses like a Dragon 3. Show Me What Your Lights Mean 4. Adam Levine 5. Cranial Games 6. The New Shampoo 7. Iron Dragon 8. Late Night Obama Food 9. I Never Fucked Her 10. Miss Peaches Wears an Iron Dress 11. Unnatural Beauty 12. Gimme the Eyes 13. Skin Traps 14. Cheryl vs. Darryl
ABSOLUTE PLEASURE · MET 817D· buy Digital
1. It's Showtime! 2. Down At McDonnelzzz 3. Danger! High Voltage! 4. Future Is In The Future 5. Dirty Ball 6. When I Get To The Green Building 7. Gay Bar 8. Infected Girls 9. Jam It In The Hole 10. She's White 11. Body Shot 12. Dance Epidemic 13. I Buy The Drugs 14. Hello! I See You 15. Crazy Horses 16. Dance Commander 17. Synthesizer
ABSOLUTE PLEASURE · MET 817· buy CD
1. It's Showtime! 2. Down At McDonnelzzz 3. Danger! High Voltage! 4. Future Is In The Future 5. Dirty Ball 6. When I Get To The Green Building 7. Gay Bar 8. Infected Girls 9. Jam It In The Hole 10. She's White 11. Body Shot 12. Dance Epidemic 13. I Buy The Drugs 14. Hello! I See You 15. Crazy Horses 16. Dance Commander 17. Synthesizer
HEARTBEATS AND BRAINWAVES · MET 745D· buy Digital
1. Psychic Visions 2. French Bacon 3. Gridlock! 4. It Gets Hot 5. The Intergalactic Version 6. Interchangeable Knife 7. Food Dog 8. Hello! I See You! 9. Bleed for the Artist 10. We Use the Same Products 11. Eye Contact 12. Free Samples 13. I Go Through Phases 14. Heartbeats and Brainwaves
HEARTBEATS AND BRAINWAVES · MET 745· buy CD
1. Psychic Visions 2. French Bacon 3. Gridlock! 4. It Gets Hot 5. The Intergalactic Version 6. Interchangeable Knife 7. Food Dog 8. Hello! I See You! 9. Bleed for the Artist 10. We Use the Same Products 11. Eye Contact 12. Free Samples 13. I Go Through Phases 14. Heartbeats and Brainwaves
ZODIAC · MET 679D· buy Digital
1. After Hours 2. American Cheese 3. Clusterfuck! 4. Countdown to the Countdown 5. Doom and Gloom and Doom and Gloom 6. Jam It in the Hole 7. I Am a Song! 8. It Ain't Punk Rock 9. Love Song For Myself 10. The Rubberband Man 11. Table and Chairs 12. Talking Turkey
ZODIAC · MET 679· buy CD
1. After Hours 2. American Cheese 3. Clusterfuck! 4. Countdown to the Countdown 5. Doom and Gloom and Doom and Gloom 6. Jam It in the Hole 7. I Am a Song! 8. It Ain't Punk Rock 9. Love Song For Myself 10. The Rubberband Man 11. Table and Chairs 12. Talking Turkey
KILL · MET 614D· buy Digital
1. Body Shot 2. Waste Of Time And Money 3. Egyptian Cowboy 4. Escape From Ohio 5. Rubbin' Me The Wrong Way 6. One Sick Puppy 7. Steal Your Bones 8. My Idea Of Fun 9. I Belong In A Factory 10. The Newark Airport Boogie 11. Simulated Love 12. You're Bored 13. White Eyes
KILL · MET 614· buy CD
1. Body Shot 2. Waste Of Time And Money 3. Egyptian Cowboy 4. Escape From Ohio 5. Rubbin' Me The Wrong Way 6. One Sick Puppy 7. Steal Your Bones 8. My idea Of Fun 9. I Belong In A Factory 10. The Newark Airport Boogie 11. Simulated Love 12. You're Bored 13. White Eyes
HUMAN ZOO [LIMITED EDITION VINYL] · MET 955V· buy Vinyl
1. [A] Karate Lips 2. [A] It's Horseshit! 3. [A] Alone With Your Body 4. [A] Satanic Wheels 5. [A] Gun Rights 6. [A] I've Seen Rio In Flames 7. [B] (Who The Hell Just) Call My Phone? 8. [B] I Need A Resteraunt 9. [B] Worst Movie Ever 10. [B] I'm The Devil 11. [B] Good View Of The Violence 12. [B] The Afterlife
HUMAN ZOO · MET 955D· buy Digital
1. Karate Lips 2. It's Horseshit! 3. Alone With Your Body 4. Satanic Wheels 5. Gun Rights 6. I've Seen Rio In Flames 7. (Who the Hell Just) Call My Phone? 8. I Need A Restaurant 9. Worst Movie Ever 10. I'm the Devil 11. Good View of the Violence 12. The Afterlife
FLASHY VINYL LP · MET 559V· buy Vinyl
DISC 1 // 1. Gay Bar Part Two 2. Formula 409 3. Dirty Ball 4. Lovers Beware 5. Your Heat Is Rising 6. Face Cuts 7. Flashy Man // DISC 2 // 1. We Were Witchy White Women 2. Heavy Woman 3. Watching Evil Empires Fall Apart 4. Graphic Designer 5. Transatlantic Flight 6. Making Progress
FLASHY · MET 559D· buy Digital
1. Gay Bar Part Two 2. Formula 409 3. We Were Witchy Witchy White Women 4. Dirty Ball 5. Lovers Beware 6. Your Heat Is Rising 7. Face Cuts 8. Heavy Woman 9. Flashy Man 10. Watching Evil Empires Fall Apart 11. Graphic Designer 12. Transatlantic Flight 13. Making Progress
FLASHY · MET 559· buy CD
1. Gay Bar Part Two 2. Formula 409 3. We Were Witchy White Women 4. Dirty Ball 5. Lovers Beware 6. Your Heat Is Rising 7. Face Cuts 8. Heavy Woman 9. Flashy Man 10. Watching Evil Empires fall Apart 11. Graphic Designer 12. Transatlantic Flight 13. Making Progress
HUMAN ZOO · MET 955· buy CD
1. Karate Lips 2. It's Horseshit! 3. Alone With Your Body 4. Satanic Wheels 5. Gun Rights 6. I've Seen Rio In Flames 7. (Who The Hell Just) Call My Phone? 8. I Need A Resteraunt 9. Worst Movie Ever 10. I'm The Devil 11. Good View Of The Violence 12. The Afterlife
I SHALL EXTERMINATE EVERYTHING AROUND ME THAT RESTRICTS ME FROM BEING THE MASTER · MET 508D· buy Digital
1. It's Showtime! 2. Down At McDonnelzzz 3. Dance Pattern 4. Rip It! 5. Feed My Fuckin Habit 6. Riding On The White Train 7. Broken Machine 8. When I Get To The Green Building 9. Randy's Hot Tonight! 10. Kukuxumushu 11. I Don't Like You 12. Lucifer Airlines 13. Lenny Kravitz 14. Fabulous People 15. Sexy Trash 16. Dirty Looks
I SHALL EXTERMINATE EVERYTHING AROUND ME THAT RESTRICTS ME FROM BEING THE MASTER · MET 508· buy CD
1. It's Showtime! 2. Down At McDonnellzzz 3. Dance Pattern 4. Rip It! 5. Feed My Fuckin' Habit 6. Riding The White Train 7. Broken Machine 8. When I Get To The Green Building 9. Randy's Hot Tonight! 10. Kukuxumushu 11. I Don't Like You 12. Lucifer Airlines 13. Lenny Kravitz 14. Fabulous People 15. Sexy Trash 16. Dirty Looks
SWITZERLAND · MET 438D· buy Digital
1. The Band In Hell 2. I Buy The Drugs 3. Mr. Woman 4. Night Vision 5. Infected Girls 6. Pulling The Plug On The Party 7. Rubber Rocket 8. Pink Flamingos 9. I Wish This Song Was Louder 10. Slices Of You 11. There's Something Very Wrong With Us So Let's Go Out Tonight 12. Germans In Mexico 13. Chocolate Pope
SWITZERLAND · MET 438· buy CD
1. The Band In Hell 2. I Buy The Drugs 3. Mr. Woman 4. Night Vision 5. Infected Girls 6. Pulling the Plug On The Party 7. Rubber Rocket 8. Pink Flamingos 9. I Wish This Song Was Louder 10. Slices Of You 11. There's Something Very Wrong With Us, So Let's Go Out Tonight 12. Germans In Mexico 13. Chocolate Pope
SEņOR SMOKE · MET 400D· buy Digital
1. Rock And Roll Evacuation 2. Devil Nights 3. Bite Me 4. Jimmy Carter 5. Pleasing Interlude I 6. Dance Epidemic 7. Future Boys 8. Dance-A-Thon 2005 9. Be My Dark Angel 10. Vibrator 11. Boy Or Girl? 12. Pleasing Interlude II 13. Radio Ga Ga 14. Taxi To Nowhere 15. Future Is In The Future
SEņOR SMOKE · MET 400· buy CD
1. Rock 'n' 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. Dark Angel 10. Vibrator 11. Boy or Girl 12. Room Temperature 13. Radio Gaga 14. Taxi to Nowhere 15. Future is in the Future

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  • Electric Six Live
  • Nov 30 · Holyhead, UK
    UCHELDRE CENTRE
  • Dec 2 · Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
    O2 ACADEMY NEWCASTLE
  • Dec 3 · Birmingham, UK
    O2 ACADEMY BIRMINGHAM
  • Dec 4 · Liverpool, UK
    O2 ACADEMY LIVERPOOL
  • Dec 5 · London, UK
    O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON
  • Dec 6 · Brighton, UK
    CONCORDE 2