Brilliant Idiots

Electric Six have one joke. And they tell it well

The Detroit outfit known as Electric Six are too stupid even for the stupid garage-rock revival, which is probably why their debut album, Fire, is so much fun. The first single, Danger! High Voltage, went to No. 2 in England earlier this year thanks to a Gloria Gaynoresque bass line, electric-current sound effects and lyrics like "Fire in the disco! Fire in the Taco Bell!" The track has a ferocious vocal cameo from a purported auto mechanic named John S. O'Leary, who everyone insists is not Jack White of the White Stripes. The same Jack White who insists that his drummer...

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