Flashy

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Flashy
Studio album by Electric Six
Released October 21, 2008 (CD/LP/Download)
Genre Rock
Length 44:53
Label Metropolis
Producer Zach Shipps
Electric Six chronology
I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me from Being the Master
(2007)
Flashy
(2008)
Sexy Trash
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club (C-)[2]
Blender 3/5 stars[3]
The Kill Times (5/6)[4]
Spin 3.5/5 stars[5]

Flashy is the title of the fifth album by Detroit rock band Electric Six.

The album was accompanied by a music video for track "Formula 409"[6] which appeared online on July 30, 2008. A claymation video for the track 'Making Progress' was also released.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Tyler Spencer; all music composed by Spencer except where noted.

CD version[edit]

  1. "Gay Bar Part Two" - 2:42
  2. "Formula 409" (Zach Shipps, Spencer, Keith Thompson) - 3:43
  3. "We Were Witchy Witchy White Women" - 3:55
  4. "Dirty Ball" - 3:40
  5. "Lovers Beware" - 3:19
  6. "Your Heat is Rising" - 3:32
  7. "Face Cuts" - 3:15
  8. "Heavy Woman" - 3:14
  9. "Flashy Man" - 2:04
  10. "Watching Evil Empires Fall Apart" - 3:58
  11. "Graphic Designer" (Mike Alonzo, Shipps, Spencer, Thompson) - 4:36
  12. "Transatlantic Flight" - 4:02
  13. "Making Progress" - 2:59

LP version[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Gay Bar Part Two" - 2:42
  2. "Formula 409" - 3:43
  3. "Dirty Ball" - 3:40
  4. "Lovers Beware" - 3:19
  5. "Your Heat is Rising" - 3:32
  6. "Face Cuts" - 3:15
  7. "Flashy Man" - 2:04

Side Two[edit]

  1. "We Were Witchy Witchy White Women" - 3:55
  2. "Heavy Woman" - 3:14
  3. "Watching Evil Empires Fall Apart" - 3:58
  4. "Graphic Designer" - 4:36
  5. "Transatlantic Flight" - 4:02
  6. "Making Progress" - 2:59

Gay Bar Part Two is a response to the band's fame stemming from 'Gay Bar'. The line "soft steaming shits demanding Gay Bar Part 2" is an indication of resentment over their most popular and often only song they are recognized for. Many people pushed the band to write 'another Gay Bar' and none of their later work was as successful at breaking into the mainstream. The song also features references to the band's other songs "Danger! High Voltage", "There's Something Very Wrong With Us, So Let's Go Out Tonight", "Be My Dark Angel" and "She's White".

Artwork[edit]

The album artwork is taken from a painting called 'Hellcat' by Detroit-based artist Ron Zakrin,[8] who also created the artwork used for the band's previous album I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me from Being the Master.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 39

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