Slick Idiot

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Slick Idiot
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Slick Idiot at The Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta, GA.
Background information
Origin New York, NY, United States
Genres Industrial rock
Labels Cleopatra, Itchy
Website http://slickidiot.de/
Members En Esch
Günter Schulz
Mona Mur
Ethan Moseley
Past members Michael J. Carrasquillo
Mel Fuher
Victoria Levy
Gregg Ziemba
Erica Dilanjian
Wulf DelReno

Slick Idiot is a German electronic and industrial band.

History[edit]

Slick Idiot was formed by former KMFDM members Günter Schulz and En Esch, following the 1999 breakup of KMFDM. Before taking on the name Slick Idiot, Esch and Schulz contributed a cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Terrible Lie" to Cleopatra Records' Covered in Nails 2: A Tribute to Nine Inch Nails. After releasing DickNity for purchase online, Slick Idiot, with core live members Mel Fuher and drummer/programmer Michael J. Carrasquillo, embarked on the "High Life for Low Lives" US tour in 2002. Cleopatra Records then re-released DickNity with a bonus remix by Christoph Schneider of Rammstein. In late 2003, Esch and Schulz joined as members of Pigface for the "United II" tour. In October 2004, Screwtinized was released online via their website and garnered rave reviews.[citation needed] En Esch toured again with Pigface on the "Free For All" US tour in 2005, while Schulz devoted his time to forming the side project SCHULZ with vocalist Jeff Borden.[1] The band co-headlined, along with Hanzel und Gretyl, the first Gothicfest at the Odeum Expo Center in Illinois.[2] In 2006, Slick Idiot completed a full US tour called the "xSCREWciating Tour", with More Machine Than Man. The tour saw the addition of live members Gregg Ziemba on drums and Victoria Levy on vocals.

As a tribute to the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship, which took place in Austria and Switzerland, and to the Austrian capital Vienna, Slick Idiot recorded a version of one of the most famous traditional Austrian songs ever, "Wien, Du Stadt meiner Träume", written by Rudolf Sieczynski. The song was released on May 12, 2008 as a digital download only.

Slick Idiot toured the US in late 2009, performing almost 50 shows in 2 months. The band released the album S U C K S E S S on September 4, 2009.

On May 29, 2010, Slick Idiot began the "Sucksess 2010 USA Tour" in Phoenix, Arizona, and continued the tour around the US. Accompanying Esch and Schulz were drummer Ziemba and singer Erica Dilanjian. Singer Mona Mur appeared as a featured guest to perform songs from 120 Tage - The Fine Art of Beauty and Violence, a collaboration album between Mur and Esch.[3] Mur accompanied the band in 2010 and 2011 on two full Canada tours, and again in 2012 on the "Slick Idiot vs Mona Mur & En Esch Classick Tour 2012" with Dan Simoes (of Relic Radiation) on guitar and Ethan Moseley (of Promonium Jesters) on drums.[4] Mur again performed the Slick Idiot female vocal parts along with songs from the Mur and Esch collaboration.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album details Track listing
DickNity
  • Date released: March 21, 2001
  • First studio album
  • Record label: Itchy Records, re-released by Cleopatra Records
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "It Won't Do"   En Esch, Günter Schulz, Reiss 6:07
2. "Lazy"   Schulz, Esch, Big B., DJ RoCKSTeADY 5:05
3. "Make Me Believe"   Esch, Schulz, Reiss 5:21
4. "Merci Beaucoup"   Schulz, Esch 5:01
5. "Xcess"   Esch, Schulz, Reiss 5:59
6. "Forgive Me"   Schulz, Esch, Michelle Boback 7:06
7. "Idiot"   Esch, Schulz, Rodriguez 7:43
8. "Get Down – Give In"   Schulz, Esch, Boback, Reiss 5:22
9. "I Feel Fine"   Esch, Schulz 4:51
10. "Blast"   Schulz, Esch, Reiss 6:16
11. "Naomi"   Esch, Schulz 2:26
Total length:
61:17
Re-release bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Xcess" (Remixed by Christoph Schneider) Esch, Schulz, Reiss 4:16
Total length:
65:33
Screwtinized
  • Date released: October 29, 2004
  • Second studio album
  • Record label: Itchy Records
No. Title Length
1. "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love"   3:54
2. "Ogopogo"   4:17
3. "Pulse"   5:03
4. "Wonderful World"   5:29
5. "NY Boogie"   4:43
6. "Get Laid"   2:50
7. "Mind over Matter"   5:36
8. "Merry-Go-Round"   4:11
9. "Halb und Halb"   1:04
10. "Let It Rain"   7:06
11. "Hallelujah"   4:01
12. "Immer Wieder"   5:08
13. "Extra"   6:40
Total length:
60:02
S U C K S E S S
  • Date released: September 4, 2009
  • Third studio album
  • Record label: Itchy Records
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Imago"   En Esch 1:58
2. "I.I.W.I.I." (feat. Trixie Reiss) Günter Schulz, Esch, Dilanjian, Dutton 5:25
3. "Daydreams"   Esch, Schulz, Durante 4:25
4. "Everyone's a Winner"   Errol Brown 4:20
5. "Silly"   Esch, Plumb, Lenihan 6:59
6. "Inshallah"   Esch 5:21
7. "Dipso"   Esch 5:13
8. "Ill Prepared"   Esch, Ziemba, Dilanjian 6:05
9. "Burn for Me" (feat. Hope Nicholls) Esch, Nicholls, Schulz 6:11
10. "Wer Bist Du?" (feat. Madeline Dutton) Esch, Ziemba, Dutton 6:37
11. "Last Kiss"   Esch, Diablo? 4:35
12. "Elle Te Prendra La Vie" (feat. Kristen Orb) Esch, Turiot 6:45
13. "Haller"   Esch 1:55
14. "Hot Stuff" (Hardwire Tekno Vulva Mix) Esch, Schulz, Gordon, Levy, Dutton 5:58
15. "Die Schabe" (Mona Mur Remix) Esch, Schulz 4:50

Remix albums[edit]

Album details Track listing
ReDickUlous
  • Date released: May 27, 2003
  • First remix album
  • Record label: Itchy Records
  • Eight tracks are remixes created by fans as part of a remix contest
No. Title Length
1. "Get Down – Give In" (Remixed by Bard Torstensen of Clawfinger) 5:06
2. "It Won't Do" (Surfacex Remix by Terran Westbrook) 4:47
3. "I Feel Fine" (Soft Mix by Dead Combo) 4:09
4. "Lazy" (Horny Refix by En Esch) 6:14
5. "It Won't Do" (Grind Remix by Daniel Schmidt) 3:42
6. "Blast" (Reality Mix by Great Mutant Skywheel) 4:37
7. "Merci Beaucoup" (Merci Beauscrew by Loopy of Hanzel und Gretyl) 2:32
8. "Merci Beaucoup" (Equuleus Remix by Truth) 4:53
9. "Idiot" (Dummkopf Desert Remix by Vas Kallas of Hanzel und Gretyl) 5:43
10. "It Won't Do" (Hart Aber Hertzlich Remix by Pure-X) 5:17
11. "It Won't Do" (Chance's End Remix by Ryan Avery) 5:24
12. "Blast" (Kaldbold Mix by F.Turiot@Kristen.Orb) 5:00
13. "I Feel Fine" (Rodeo Mix by AL 9ER) 4:30
Total length:
61:54
xSCREWciating
  • Date released: 2006
  • Second remix album
  • Record label: Itchy Records
No. Title Length
1. "Hot Stuff"   7:06
2. "Let It Rain" (Remixed by B-Audio) 6:07
3. "Mind over Matter" (Remixed by Royce Fay and Gia Ionesco) 5:19
4. "Merry-Go-Round" (Remixed by Gregg Ziemba) 5:16
5. "Get Laid" (Remixed by Gravity Shock vs Fredx) 3:39
6. "Immer Wieder" (Remixed by God Project) 5:51
7. "Hallelujah" (Remixed by More Machine Than Man) 5:09
8. "Mind over Matter" (Remixed by Russell Weiss) 5:35
9. "NY-Boogie" (Remixed by B-Audio) 4:43
10. "Pulse" (Remixed by DJ Fila Flip) 5:38
11. "Wonderful World" (Remixed by Pure-X) 4:07
12. "Extra" (Remixed by Kristen Orb) 5:07
13. "Pulse" (Remixed by Pure-X) 4:18
14. "Wonderful World" (Remixed by B-Audio) 6:43
Total length:
74:44

Singles[edit]

  • Wien – The Single (2008) – online single

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