Fire (Electric Six album)

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Fire
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Studio album by Electric Six
Released May 20, 2003
Genre Dance-punk, hard rock, funk rock, comedy rock
Length 38:05
Label XL Recordings
Producer Damien Mendis and Stuart Bradbury
Electric Six chronology
Fire
(2003)
Señor Smoke
(2005)
Singles from Fire
  1. "Danger! High Voltage"
    Released: 6 January 2003 (2003-01-06)
  2. "Gay Bar"
    Released: 2 June 2003 (2003-06-02)
  3. "Dance Commander"
    Released: 13 October 2003 (2003-10-13)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (70/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (positive)[3]
Robert Christgau A− [4]
Dotmusic (4/10)[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork (4.0/10)[7]
PopMatters (NR)[8]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[9]
Spendid Magazine (negative)[10]
Village Voice (positive)[11]

Fire is the debut album of Electric Six, released in 2003. The album received generally positive critical reviews.[12] Rolling Stone called the album "the summer's most brilliantly demented party record"[13] and Blender hailed the music as "convincingly ferocious".[14] Three singles were released from the album: "Danger! High Voltage", which reached #10 in the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #2 in the UK Singles Chart; "Gay Bar", which reached #5 in the UK Singles Chart; and "Dance Commander", which reached #40 in the UK Singles Chart. Fire went gold in the United Kingdom on September 5, 2003. Later that year, the album was re-released with a bonus DVD containing the music videos for all three singles from the album.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Dance Commander" – 2:37
  2. "Electric Demons in Love" – 3:06
  3. "Naked Pictures (Of Your Mother)" – 2:11
  4. "Danger! High Voltage" (Joe Frezza/Steve Nawara/Anthony Selph/Tyler Spencer) – 3:34
  5. "She's White" – 3:16
  6. "I Invented the Night" – 3:17
  7. "Improper Dancing" – 3:14
  8. "Gay Bar" – 2:20
  9. "Nuclear War (On the Dance Floor)" – 1:16
  10. "Getting Into the Jam" – 2:14
  11. "Vengeance and Fashion" – 2:46
  12. "I'm the Bomb" – 4:18
  13. "Synthesizer" – 4:00

Japanese bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Don't Be Afraid of the Robot" – 1:40
  2. "Remote Control (Me)" – 2:21
  3. "I Lost Control of My Rock & Roll" – 1:47

Bonus DVD[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Electronic Albums 5
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 38
UK Albums Chart 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fire Reviews". Metacritic. 2003-05-20. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  2. ^ Heather Phares. "Fire". AllMusic. 
  3. ^ "Fire · Electric Six · Music Review Electric Six: Fire · Music Review · The A.V. Club". 
  4. ^ "CG: Electric Six". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  5. ^ Dotmusic review
  6. ^ The Guardian review
  7. ^ "Electric Six". Pitchfork. 
  8. ^ "Electric Six". PopMatters. 
  9. ^ Rolling Stone review
  10. ^ Spendid Magazine review
  11. ^ "New York Music News, Concerts and Reviews - Village Voice". Village Voice. 
  12. ^ Electric Six: Fire (2003) Reviews at MetaCritic.com.
  13. ^ Rob Sheffield (June 26, 2003). "Electric Six: Fire : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 22, 2009. 
  14. ^ James Slaughter (May 20, 2003). "Fire". Blender. Retrieved October 22, 2009.