Six Demon Bag
|Six Demon Bag|
|Studio album by Man Man|
|Released||February 21, 2006|
|Producer||Craig Van Hise|
|Man Man chronology|
|Tiny Mix Tapes|||
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.
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.||”|
Pitchfork Media also listed the song "Van Helsing Boombox" as the 350th best song of the 2000s.
A music video for "Engwish Bwudd" was directed by Lindsay Kovnat, and was featured on the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival in 2006.
Man Man are planning a tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the album's release in 2016 during which they will play it start to finish.
- "Feathers" – 2:08
- "Engwish Bwudd" – 3:33
- "Banana Ghost" – 2:54
- "Young Einstein on the Beach" – 0:58
- "Skin Tension" – 3:46
- "Black Mission Goggles" – 4:59
- "Hot Bat" – 1:26
- "Push the Eagle's Stomach" – 3:39
- "Spider Cider" – 3:05
- "Van Helsing Boombox" – 3:44
- "Tunneling Through the Guy" – 5:25
- "Fishstick Gumbo" – 0:04
- "Ice Dogs" – 4:45
Big Trouble in Little China
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!
- Six Demon Bag at AllMusic
- The Phoenix
- Pitchfork Media
- Prefix Magazine
- Stylus Magazine
- Tiny Mix Tapes
- Six Demon Bag at Metacritic
- Obscure Sound - Best Albums of 2006: #40 - #31
- Pitchfork Feature: Top 50 Albums of 2006
- "Man Man's Honus Honus Talks Mister Heavenly, Solo Record, and Writing Lyrics on the Walls". TRANSVERSO. Retrieved 2015-11-05.