CD Review

The 69 Eyes & Electric Six Back2Back!

The 69 Eyes & Electric Six Back2Back!

Our Finnish friends with their Goth Rock are back with their tenth studio album “Back In Blood” and was released by The End Records.  If you have no idea who The 69 Eyes are, you are missing out.  They are a modern Glen Danzig spotlighted a couple of times on Viva La Bam.  Speaking of Bam…love him, hate him, he’s rich.  Disgustingly rich.  He does what he wants and what did he do?  Other than make a complete ass of himself on a daily basis  he also directed the video for their first single from this album, “Dead Girls Are Easy.”

For me, this band has been off and on but “Back In Blood” is definitely on!  They seemed to have evolved a little bit since their last couple of CDs and really over did themselves with this CD.  This CD is not for you Twilight fans, it’s more for the True Blood fans out there!  Here’s a track listing and I really do hope you get the chance to check out this CD.

Here’s an interesting tidbit of information for you crazy kids out there.  Jyrki, frontman for 69 Eyes is actually a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Finland.  He’s been working on a campaign for prevent the trafficking of children in South Africa AND was awarded The Outstanding Young Person of the World award for his super fantastic deeds.  You too can be a great person too if only you would go out there and do something!

Here’s a track listing for “Back In Blood” which is available…NOW!

  1. “Back in Blood” – 4:30
  2. “We Own The Night” – 4:03
  3. “Dead N’ Gone” – 3:40
  4. “The Good, the Bad & the Undead” – 3:28
  5. “Kiss Me Undead” – 3:58
  6. “Lips of Blood” – 4:21
  7. “Dead Girls Are Easy” – 3:55
  8. “Night Watch” – 4:33
  9. “Some Kind of Magick” – 3:43
  10. “Hunger” – 4:34
  11. “Suspiria Snow White” – 3:34
  12. “Eternal” – 4:19

Now onto some other business.  Have you ever heard that song with the lyrics stating “I want to take you to a gay bar”?

If you have and you have no idea who that band is let me be the first to tell you about Electric Six.  If Neil Fallon from Clutch and Freddie Mercury from the legendary band Queen were to have way too many drinks one night and had an ugly ugly child, it would be known as Electric Six.

Electric Six is a six piece band from the always rocking city of Detroit.  As for mainstream success, really isn’t a whole lot outside of ‘Gay Bar’…until now.  Their new album entitled ‘Kill’ is simply sensational.  I listened to it nonstop for a week.  Every song is quite diverse and a lot of fun.  Their first single; “Body Shot”; has been released with a video.  Please take note that the video is explicit…and not just a little bit.  Unless you have a super awesome boss, checking out this video at work is NOT suggested.

http://vimeo.com/6857695

‘Kill’ comes out Oct. 20th and is a CD that you really need to have in your collection.  You will not be disappointed.   Check them out during their gigantic U.S. tour:

Oct 15 Penny Arcade Rochester, NY
Oct 16 Hiro Ballroom New York, NY
Oct 17 Middle East Cambridge, MA
Oct 18 Southpaw Brooklyn, NY
Oct 20 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA
Oct 21 Black Cat Washington, DC
Oct 22 Sonar Baltimore, MD
Oct 23 V Club Huntington, WV
Oct 24 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Oct 26 The Earl Atlanta, GA
Oct 27 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
Oct 28 The Engine Room Tallahassee, FL
Oct 29 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Oct 30 The Social Orlando, FL
Oct 31 Exit / In Nashville, TN
Nov 03 Bottle Tree Birmingham, AL
Nov 05 Rock Bottom Bar San Antonio, TX
Nov 06 Emo’s Austin, TX
Nov 07 The Boiler Room Denton, TX
Nov 09 Plush Tucson, AZ
Nov 10 The Casbah San Diego, CA
Nov 11 Key Club West Hollywood, CA
Nov 12 The Independent San Fran, CA
Nov 13 Dante’s Portland, OR
Nov 14 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
Nov 15 Neumos Seattle, WA
Nov 16 Neurolux Boise, ID
Nov 17 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 18 The Hall of Champions Casper, WY
Nov 19 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
Nov 20 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
Nov 21 The Riot Room Kansas City, MO
Nov 23 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Nov 24 Mad Planet Milwaukee, WI
Nov 25 Small Planet East Lansing, MI
Nov 27 St. Andrew’s Hall Detroit, MI
Nov 28 Otto’s Nightclub DeKalb, IL

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