Sunday, February 5th, 2006
Sunday Cleaning – Volume 22
|Electric Six / Senor Smoke (Warner Bros)
If anyone knows the guys in Electric Six, and knows for a fact that they’re not kidding, please don’t tell me. I don’t think I can live in a world where someone can sing about “Evil boys eating evil hamburgers/Evil boys eating evil fries” and be dead serious. This E6 is not to be confused with the Elephant 6 collective. They sound like a dance-y KISS (the fact that they are from Detroit Rock City and have lightning bolt letters in their band logo is not to be overlooked) perfecting a set for a Hallowe’en party. Dumb, but fun from a certain point of view.
|She Wants Revenge / She Wants Revenge (Flawless/Geffen)
Please, God, make it stop. No more fucking monotone disaffected Ian Curtis-aping vocals over stabby trebly guitars and disco beats. No more attacks by the lame-ass, wannabe zombie corpses of 80s British post-punk art-rockers. It ends now. Someone needs to be made an example of, and I nominate these nimrods. No. Fucking. More. This album came out last week – if you happen to encounter it, do not make eye contact or acknowledge it. Just keep walking, and when its back is turned, smash it into little itty bitty pieces. And then burn them. And then nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
She Wants Revenge are on tour with Electric Six in February, but will not be on the bill this Thursday when the latter plays Lee’s Palace. Electric Six fans, consider yourselves lucky.
|Crosstide / Life As A Spectator (Slowdance)
I listened very carefully to this record, looking for some angle – any angle – from which to review this record, and came up pretty much empty. It’s not especially good, it’s not especially bad (though if you read the above review, you’ll note that my benchmark for “bad” just sank a few points), it’s just sort of… there. Reasonably melodic and well-executed, the record offers a balanced blend of angsty rockers, dancey numbers, emotional ballads… a little bit of everything. This is a record that if someone asked me what it sounded like, I could say “alternative rock” with a completely straight face and I’d be right.
np – Crooked Fingers / Crooked Fingers