Tyler Spencer

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Tyler Spencer
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Spencer in October 2010
Background information
Birth name Tyler Spencer
Also known as Dick Valentine
Taylor Spencer
Born (1972-01-22) January 22, 1972 (age 45)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Origin Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock, dance-rock, dance-punk, folk, freak folk
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician, author
Instruments Vocals, guitar, drums
Associated acts Electric Six, Evil Cowards, Bang Camaro, The Dirty Shame
Website Official website

Tyler Spencer (born January 22, 1972), also known as Dick Valentine, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and author. He is best known as the lead vocalist, main lyricist, and co-founder of the rock band Electric Six.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Spencer founded Electric Six in 1996, at which time the band was named The Wildbunch, but this was changed due to complications with another band of the same name.[3] He is also one of the two members of the dance group Evil Cowards,[4] is one of the vocalists for hard rock band Bang Camaro, and was temporarily a member of the short-lived band The Dirty Shame. He released his first solo album, Destroy the Children, under the Dick Valentine moniker on May 14, 2012.[5] [6]

Discography[edit]

Electric Six[edit]

Evil Cowards[edit]

Solo[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Notes
2012 Destroy the Children Studio album
2013 Halloween Fingers Studio album
2015 Here Come the Bags! Studio album
2016 Quiet Time Studio album consisting of acoustic renditions of songs originally by Electric Six and Evil Cowards
2016 The Dick Valentine Raw Collection Compilation album composed of demo material produced for Dick Valentine solo albums and Electric Six projects. Was released exclusively as a pledge gift for Electric Six's Kickstarter campaign relating to Roulette Stars of Metro Detroit.
2017 Robocalls Studio album

Singles and Appearances[edit]

Year Title Project Vocals Writer
2000 "Private Affair"[7] Bantam Rooster song, released as a B-side on their single, "Big Mess" Yes No
2006 "Unstoppable"[8] TV Rock song featured on their album Sunshine City - credited as Tyler Spencer Yes No
2009 "Nuclear Cowboy" J-Lobster song featured on their album Mindless Pleasures[9] Yes No
2009 "I'm a Vampire" Shitting Glitter single - credited as Rich N. Famous[10] Yes No
2012 "The Shrinking Planet" Single by Massive Horse, later included on their album About Last Night recorded under the new name of Nightmares from the Discotheque Yes No
2013 "He's a Freak"[11] Andy D song featured on album Warcries Yes No
2013 "Last Christmas"[12] Cover version single by Fall On Your Sword Yes No
2017 "I Love You, I Steal Your Gas!" Single by Dick Valentine and Mark Mallman[13] Yes Yes

Bibliography[edit]

Release Date Title Project
3 January 2014 "Residential Intruders in the 21st Century: Real Demons, Aliens and Monsters That Visit My Apartment" 5-page pamphlet on the "demons, monsters and aliens that constantly visit [Dick] in [his] home".[14]
13 May 2014 Chinatown Reacharound Pornographic thriller novella. The first book in the Bart Ducane trilogy.[15]
17 July 2014 "Dick Valentine's 2014 Party Planner" 41-page party planner.[16]
27 January 2015 "Dick Valentine's 2015 Party Planner Guide" 57-page part planner - an updated version of the 2014 Party Planner[17]
22 January 2016 Fairfax Facial Pornographic thriller novella. Sequel to Chinatown Reacharound and the second book in the Bart Ducane trilogy.[18]
30 January 2017 Glendale Glory Hole Pornographic thriller novella. Sequel to Fairfax Facial and the final book in the Bart Ducane trilogy.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Project Writer Executive Producer Actor Role
2002 "Danger! High Voltage" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) No Yes Man
2003 "Gay Bar" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) No Yes Abraham Lincoln
2003 "Dance Commander" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) No Yes Dick Valentine
2004 "Radio Ga Ga" Electric Six music video No No Yes Freddie Mercury
2006 "Mr. Woman" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Dick Valentine
2006 "I Buy the Drugs" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Dick Valentine
2006 "Chocolate Pope" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Dick Valentine (voice)
2006 "Rubber Rocket" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Singing Voice
2007 "Infected Girls" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Dick Valentine
2007 "It's Showtime!" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Singer's Voice
2007 "Down at McDonnelzzz" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Centaur
2007 "Randy's Hot Tonight" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Dick Valentine
2008 "One Gallon Axe" White Gold music video Yes (songwriter) No Yes Voice of White Gold.
2008 "Tame the White Tiger" White Gold music video Yes (songwriter) No Yes Voice of White Gold
2008 "Is It Me Or Do You Love My Hair?" White Gold music video Yes (songwriter) No Yes Voice of White Gold
2008 "There's Something Very Wrong With Us, So Let's Go Out Tonight" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Grim Reaper
2008 "Formula 409" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Dick Valentine
2008 "Making Progress" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Singer
2008 "Pulling the Plug on the Party" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Singing Voice
2009 "Body Shot" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Man
2009 "Battle for Milkquarious" promotional short film Yes (songwriter) No Yes (uncredited) Singing voice of White Gold
2009 "Love Pigs" Evil Cowards music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Evil Coward
2010 Starlight & Superfish feature film No No Yes Bill Laserman
2011 "Zombie, Zombie Skeleton" Dick Valentine music video Yes (songwriter) No Yes Singing voice
2012 "Psychic Visions" Electric Six music video Yes Yes Yes Dick Valentine
2012 "That Voodoo You Do, or 'The Legba Luncheon" short film Yes Yes Yes Flatbrush Frank
2012 "Bedford Avenue Wine Distributors" Evil Cowards music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Evil Coward
2012 "The Shrinking Planet" Massive Horse music video No No Yes The Colonel
2013 "Last Christmas" Fall On Your Sword music video No No Yes Singing Voice
2014 Absolute Treasure Electric Six concert film Yes Yes (uncredited) Yes Himself - Dick Valentine
2016 Roulette Stars of Metro Detroit Electric Six mockumentary feature film Yes Yes Yes Dick Valentine and Voice of Darren Nucleus?
2017 "I Love You, I Steal Your Gas" Dick Valentine and Mark Mallman music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Dick Valentine
2017 "I'll Be In Touch" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Dick Valentine
2017 "I Got the Box" Electric Six music video Yes (songwriter) Yes Yes Flatbrush Frank[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electric Six to perform at St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit Saturday". Booth Newspapers. November 26, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ "MUSIC: SPINS; Burning Down the Garage". The New York Times. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sax as a Weapon: You Didn't Know That Rock 'n' Roll Burned". Village Voice. April 1, 2003. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Electric Six Frontman Is An Evil Coward". College Music Journal. May 11, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ "The Politics Of Dancing: An Election Year Blog By Dick Valentine @ Antiquiet Blogs". Antiquiet.com. 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  6. ^ http://www.electricsix.com
  7. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Bantam-Rooster-Big-Mess/release/2968056
  8. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/song/unstoppable-ft-tyler-spencer-mt0019126395
  9. ^ https://www.discogs.com/J-Lobster-Mindless-Pleasures/release/5612657
  10. ^ https://www.reverbnation.com/shittingglitter/song/1254335-im-vampire-feat-rich-n-famous
  11. ^ https://www.beatport.com/track/hes-a-freak-feat-dick-valentine-original-mix/4027162
  12. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/christmas-2013-single/id777119209
  13. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Dick-Valentine-Mark-Mallman-I-Love-You-I-Steal-Your-Gas/release/10541824
  14. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Residential-Intruders-21st-Century-Apartment-ebook/dp/B00HOFIC4K/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1507825442&sr=1-5
  15. ^ http://www.electricsix.co.uk/spencer-launches-second-e-book-pornographic-thriller/
  16. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Dick-Valentines-2014-Party-Planner-ebook/dp/B00LWMBZPO/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1507825442&sr=1-4
  17. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Dick-Valentines-Party-Planner-Guide-ebook/dp/B00SU9N78U/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1507825442&sr=1-3
  18. ^ http://www.electricsix.co.uk/dick-valentine-releases-fairfax-facial/
  19. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Glendale-Glory-Ducane-Pornographic-Thriller-ebook/dp/B01MSD82W1/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1507825442&sr=1-2
  20. ^ https://www.facebook.com/electricsixofficial/videos/10155893030313762/

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