Zodiac (Electric Six album)

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Zodiac
Zodiaccover.jpg
Studio album by Electric Six
Released September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28)
Genre Indie rock, electronic rock
Length 48:29
Label Metropolis Records
Producer Zach Shipps
Electric Six chronology
KILL
(2009)
Zodiac
(2010)
Heartbeats and Brainwaves
(2011)
Singles from
Zodiac
  1. "Jam It in the Hole"
    Released: September 2010 (2010-09)

Zodiac is the seventh studio album by electronic rock band Electric Six.[1][2][3][4] It was released in 2010 on Metropolis Records.[5]

According to an official statement by the band, the songs on the album have been arranged to correspond with the signs of the Zodiac.[6] The album contains a cover version of The Spinners 1976 classic "The Rubberband Man".

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 72/100[7]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[8]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Tyler Spencer, except "The Rubberband Man" by Thom Bell and Linda Creed.

No. Title Length
1. "After Hours" 2:22
2. "American Cheese" 4:20
3. "Clusterfuck!" 4:36
4. "Countdown to the Countdown" 3:08
5. "Doom and Gloom and Doom and Gloom" 5:23
6. "Jam It in the Hole" 3:51
7. "I Am A Song!" 3:44
8. "It Ain't Punk Rock" 3:58
9. "Love Song for Myself" 4:20
10. "The Rubberband Man" 3:50
11. "Table and Chairs" 4:36
12. "Talking Turkey" 4:20
13. "I Can Translate" 2:43

N.B. Track 13 is not included on the retail CD, only on the iTunes "Zodiac (Bonus Edition)" download

Production[edit]

  • The album's title was inspired by the song "Typical Sagittarius", which the band wrote for the album, but chose not to include in the final cut.[9] Other songs recorded but left off of the finished album include "I Can Translate" which was released as a B-Side on the limited "Jam It in the Hole" single and as a bonus track on European iTunes downloads of the album. The band also recorded a cover of "The Warrior" by Scandal which they plan to make available, eventually -possibly as a free internet download.[10]
  • Although the album cover was presumed by some to be a photo of lead singer Dick Valentine, it is in fact a stock photo that was licensed for use as the album cover.[11]

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detroit Metro Times". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Langhoff, Josh (26 October 2010). "Electric Six: Zodiac". PopMatters. 
  3. ^ "Page Not Found - Tampa Bay Times". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Electric Six : Zodiac". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Metropolis Mail-Order - Electric Six - Zodiac". Retrieved July 13, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Important Information Re: Electric Six and the new album "Zodiac"..." Archived May 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Zodiac by Electric Six". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  8. ^ Allmusic review
  9. ^ Mickie (27 July 2010). "Mickie's Zoo: Electric Six to tour in support of upcoming album". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  10. ^ Video on YouTube
  11. ^ "Stock Photography: Search Royalty Free Images & Photos - iStock". Retrieved 3 October 2016.