Spencer in October 2010
|Birth name||Tyler Spencer|
|Also known as||Dick Valentine
January 22, 1972 |
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|
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.
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. He is also one of the two members of the dance group Evil Cowards, 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. 
Excluding appearances on other artists' songs, Dick Valentine's first solo venture was the soundtrack for Machinima original series Bite Me. Valentine's Evil Cowards band-mate, William Bates, scored the series, whilst Valentine wrote and performed a variety of original songs. Despite repeated claims that the songs would be made commercially available, Machinima are still yet to release any of them.
On June 14, 2012, Dick Valentine collaberated with Mighty Tiny to create The Dick Valentine Band. They performed a live show of the Bite Me soundtrack.
Valentine has frequently included these songs in his solo live performances.
The songs are:
- "Back To The Yard With Drac"
- "Teachable Moment"
- "Detroit Sandwich"
- "The Night Makes A Stain"
- "The Eye Your Mother Warned You About"
- "Wild Son Of The Stratosphere"
- "Zombie, Zombie Skeleton"
- "Tonight’s The New Black Hole"
- "Two Kinds Of Monsters"
- "Extreme Demons"
- "Point Of Entry"
- "The Line Dividing Your Fantasy"
- "I Don’t Like To Howl (At Midnight)"
|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.|
Singles and Appearances
|2000||"Private Affair"||Bantam Rooster song, released as a B-side on their single, "Big Mess"||Yes||No|
|2006||"Unstoppable"||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||Yes||No|
|2009||"I'm a Vampire"||Shitting Glitter single - credited as Rich N. Famous||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"||Andy D song featured on album Warcries||Yes||No|
|2013||"Last Christmas"||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||Yes||Yes|
|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".|
|13 May 2014||Chinatown Reacharound||Pornographic thriller novella. The first book in the Bart Ducane trilogy.|
|17 July 2014||"Dick Valentine's 2014 Party Planner"||41-page party planner.|
|27 January 2015||"Dick Valentine's 2015 Party Planner Guide"||57-page part planner - an updated version of the 2014 Party Planner|
|22 January 2016||Fairfax Facial||Pornographic thriller novella. Sequel to Chinatown Reacharound and the second book in the Bart Ducane trilogy.|
|30 January 2017||Glendale Glory Hole||Pornographic thriller novella. Sequel to Fairfax Facial and the final book in the Bart Ducane trilogy.|
|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|
|2011||"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"||Electric Six live performance video produced for The AV Club||No||No||Yes||Dick Valentine|
|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|
|2018||Chill Out!||Electric Six concert film||Yes||Yes||Yes||Himself - Dick Valentine|
- "Electric Six to perform at St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit Saturday". Booth Newspapers. November 26, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
- "MUSIC: SPINS; Burning Down the Garage". The New York Times. Retrieved October 15, 2011.
- "Sax as a Weapon: You Didn't Know That Rock 'n' Roll Burned". Village Voice. April 1, 2003. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
- "Electric Six Frontman Is An Evil Coward". College Music Journal. May 11, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
- "The Politics Of Dancing: An Election Year Blog By Dick Valentine @ Antiquiet Blogs". Antiquiet.com. 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
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