I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me from Being the Master

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I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me from Being the Master
I Shall Exterminate Cover.jpg
Studio album by Electric Six
Released October 9, 2007
Genre Rock
Length 50:33
Label Metropolis Records
Electric Six chronology
Switzerland
(2006)Switzerland2006
I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me from Being the Master
(2007)
Flashy
(2008)Flashy2008

I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me from Being the Master is the fourth album by the Detroit rock band Electric Six.[1]

Music videos were made for the tracks "Down at McDonnelzzz" and "Randy's Hot Tonight!".

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars AllMusic
Pitchfork Media(5.6/10) Pitchforkmedia.com
Time Off3/5 stars Timeoff.com
PopMatters(6/10) PopMatters

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Tyler Spencer, music composition noted below.

  1. "It's Showtime!" (Shipps) – 1:53
  2. "Down at McDonnelzzz" (Spencer/Shipps) – 4:01
  3. "Dance Pattern" (Spencer/Shipps) – 3:41
  4. "Rip It!" (Spencer/Shipps) – 3:37
  5. "Feed My Fuckin' Habit" (Spencer/Shipps) – 2:11
  6. "Riding on the White Train" (Spencer/Shipps) – 2:48
  7. "Broken Machine" (Tait) – 3:16
  8. "When I Get to the Green Building" (Spencer/Shipps) – 3:54
  9. "Randy's Hot Tonight!" (Nash) – 3:04
  10. "Kukuxumushu" (Spencer) – 3:51
  11. "I Don't Like You" (Spencer) – 2:53
  12. "Lucifer Airlines" (Nash) – 2:49
  13. "Lenny Kravitz" (Spencer) – 3:06
  14. "Fabulous People" (Spencer/Shipps) – 2:27
  15. "Sexy Trash" (Nash/Shipps) – 2:08
  16. "Dirty Looks" (Nash/Shipps) – 4:46

Personnel[edit]

  • Dick Valentine - vocals
  • Tait Nucleus? - synthesizer
  • The Colonel - guitar
  • Johnny Na$hinal - guitar
  • Percussion World - drums
  • Smorgasbord - bass

Trivia[edit]

  • The title of the album comes from a 1921 drawing by George Grosz, which depicts "a grotesque portrayal of a gloating capitalist with a porcine nozzle and cigar smoldering".[2]
  • The album artwork is taken from a painting called The Long Arm of the Law by Detroit artist Ron Zakrin,[3] who was also behind the artwork for the band's follow-up album Flashy.
  • The song "Kukuxumushu" (or Kukuxumusu) is Basque for "Flea's Kiss". Kukuxumusu is also a Spanish clothing brand. Tyler Spencer wrote the song after seeing a Kukuxumusu clothing shop whilst on tour and deciding that he liked the word and wanted to use it.
  • The song "Down at McDonnelzzz" was originally written as an interlude for inclusion on Switzerland, continuing the tradition of interludes on Señor Smoke. It was shelved specifically to allow it to be expanded into a full song on this album. The original "demo" version of the song was subsequently released on Sexy Trash.[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Electronic Albums 5
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 50

Legacy[edit]

  • Demo versions of "Down at McDonnelzzz" and "I Don't Like You" were subsequently released on the band's first compilation album "Sexy Trash".
  • The band performed "It's Showtime!", "Down at McDonnelzzz" and "When I Get to the Green Building" on their first live album "Absolute Pleasure".
  • The band performed "Down at McDonnelzzz" and "Rip It!" in their live concert film "Absolute Treasure".
  • "Exterminate Tour Intro", a remix of "It's Showtime!" that was played to introduce the band at their live shows from this era, was subsequently released on the band's second compilation album "Mimicry and Memories".
  • A song, "I Don't Speak French", was written for inclusion on this album. A demo was recorded but it was left off of the finished product. Dick Valentine later recorded a solo version of the song for inclusion on his debut solo album "Destroy the Children", whilst the demo recorded for this album was released on "Mimicry and Memories".
  • Dick Valentine recorded an acoustic version of "When I Get to the Green Building" for his solo album "Quiet Time".
  • The band performed "Dance Pattern" and "Randy's Hot Tonight!" on their second live album "You're Welcome!"
  • The band performed a stripped-down version of "Down at McDonnelzzz" and "When I Get to the Green Building" on their third live album "Chill Out!".[5][6]

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