Six Demon Bag

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Six Demon Bag
Studio album by Man Man
Released February 21, 2006 (2006-02-21)
Genre Experimental rock
Length 40:26
Label Ace Fu
Producer Craig Van Hise
Man Man chronology
The Man In a Blue Turban With a Face
Six Demon Bag
Rabbit Habits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Phoenix 3/4 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.3/10)[3]
PopMatters (9/10)[4]
Prefix Magazine (9.0/10)[5]
Stylus Magazine (B+)[6]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars[7]

Six Demon Bag is the second album by experimental rock group Man Man, known mainly for their carnivalesque sound and well-received live shows. It received generally favorable reviews and calculated a score of 79 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 17 reviews.[8]

Honus Honus discussed the differences between this album and their first album:

I feel like the first album had a lot of the same emotions going on but the rough production value kind of obscured the sentiments. I can't even hear half the lyrics I'm singing on the first record. It's a bit of a charm but at the same time it makes for a difficult listening experience. I won't go into exact details but the period of my life in which Van Helsing Boombox was written is definitely not making any highlight reel. Dark days.

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The album was placed on Obscure Sound's list of the best albums of 2006 at number 34[9] and Pitchfork's list of the top 50 albums of 2006 at number 20.[10]

Pitchfork Media also listed the song "Van Helsing Boombox" as the 350th best song of the 2000s.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Feathers" – 2:08
  2. "Engwish Bwudd" – 3:33
  3. "Banana Ghost" – 2:54
  4. "Young Einstein on the Beach" – 0:58
  5. "Skin Tension" – 3:46
  6. "Black Mission Goggles" – 4:59
  7. "Hot Bat" – 1:26
  8. "Push the Eagle's Stomach" – 3:39
  9. "Spider Cider" – 3:05
  10. "Van Helsing Boombox" – 3:44
  11. "Tunneling Through the Guy" – 5:25
  12. "Fishstick Gumbo" – 0:04
  13. "Ice Dogs" – 4:45

Big Trouble in Little China[edit]

The album's title comes from a line from Big Trouble in Little China, and refers to a sack that contained the magical tools/potions of Egg Shen as he led Jack Burton, Wang Chi, and the Chang Sing in their desperate attack against the evil Lo Pan.

Egg Shen: Can see things no one else can see. Do things no one else can do.

Jack Burton: Real things?

Egg Shen: As real as Lo Pan!

Jack Burton: Hey, what more can a guy ask for?

Egg Shen: Oh, a six-demon bag!

Jack Burton: Terrific, a six-demon bag. Sen-sational. What's in it, Egg?

Egg Shen: Wind, fire, all that kind of thing!


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