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->''We’re just a funny bunch of guys, and we’re also very cynical. We’re doing dance music because we’re the furthest thing from a [[TheSeventies Studio 54]]. We just sit around, eat pizza, drink canned beer, and fart.''
-->--[[http://www.tlchicken.com/view_story.php?ARTid=1637 Interview]] with Dick Valentine.

Electric Six are a UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} sextet that formed in 1996. The band began in earnest as "The Wildbunch" until a group from Bristol found out and complained. They're best known for their single [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a4gyJsY0mc "Danger! High Voltage!,"]] a dance-friendly duet with [[Music/TheWhiteStripes a mechanic who won a contest to sing with the band because he was the only person to enter]], and its associated video which involves the lead singer making out with a middle-aged woman on [[RefugeInAudacity a stuffed moose, and both of them have a glowing crotch.]] The video for their single [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTN6Du3MCgI "Gay Bar"]] also received viral-type attention on the internet for its [[CampGay very unique take]] on the White House cabinet of US president UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln. Members of the band are also involved in such listen-worthy side projects as [[http://www.myspace.com/evilcowards Evil Cowards]] and the dairy promotion campaign [[http://joliesimons.wordpress.com/2008/04/24/white-gold-detroits-electric-six-sexes-up-the-magic-of-dairy/ White Gold.]]

Their music is often described with words such as [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly "disco," "metal," "new wave," "dance," "punk", "rock"]] and "fairly ridiculous" with influences ranging from Music/{{KISS}} to Music/{{Devo}} to Music/TheDoors to Music/CaptainBeefheart. While practically unknown to the general public in their home country, they [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff were well received in the UK]], which is rather ironic for a band that could be described as remarkably ''American'' and aware of it: their lyrics routinely reference US politics and have {{Shout Out}}s to their home town of Detroit. The singer and head songwriter, Dick Valentine, is noted for his [[LargeHam unique and emphatic vocal delivery]] and his extensive lyrical use of both SoBadItsGood sexual innuendo and humorous pop culture reference.

'''''[-Current Lineup-]'''''

* [[CasanovaWannabe Dick Valentine]] on vocals
* [[ColonelBadass The Colonel]] on guitar
* [[LuckyCharmsTitle Johnny Na$hinal]] also on guitar
* [[ExcitedShowTitle Smorgasboard!]] on bass
* Tait Nucleus? on keyboard
* [[CaptainObvious Naturally]], [[MeaningfulName Percussion World]] on drums.

'''''[-Studio Album Discography-]'''''

* ''Fire'' (2003)
* ''Señor Smoke'' (2005)
* ''Switzerland'' (2006)
* ''[[LongTitle I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me from Being the Master]]'' (2007)
* ''Flashy'' (2008)
* ''Sexy Trash: The Rarities, Demos and Misfires of Electric Six'' (2008)
* ''KILL'' (2009)
* ''Zodiac'' (2010)
* ''Heartbeats and Brainwaves'' (2011)
* ''Absolute Pleasure'' (Live Album) (2012)
* ''Mustang'' (2013)
* ''Human Zoo'' (2014)


!ElectricSix provide examples of the following tropes:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: "Pulling the Plug on the Party", "We Were Witchy Witchy Witchy Witchy White Women"
* AffectionateParody: The video of "Body Shot" parodies old porn videos.
** "Down at [=McDonellzzz=]" parodies old multi-language MTV videos with a woman doing sign language next to scrolling text in {{Esperanto}}.
* AIIsACrapshoot: The titular device from the song "Broken Machine." As the lyrics go, it doesn't care if it tears us apart. It also suffers from [[spoiler:erectile dysfunction.]]
* AlbumTitleDrop: ''Fire'' was so named because the band noticed that the songs had an abundance of the word in them and decided to roll with it.
** Likewise, ''KILL'' was named from the song "Egyptian Cowboy", as well as being the overall 'feel' of the record.
* {{Angst}}: Examples include "Rubber Rocket" about the protagonist lamenting that he'd jerk off to internet porn rather than go back to a particular woman and "The Band in Hell" involving a failed artist lamenting his apparent one-way romance with someone... and is now forced to play at a seedy bar in Hell with a band that has Hitler in it to suck for all eternity. Yeah.
** They make it all dance-able and non-serious, so fret not.
* AntiLoveSong: Examples include "Lenny Kravitz", which is a rather curt lyrical dismissal of a one-night stand, "Infected Girls", which is extolling the singer's desire to mate with STD-infected women due to being infected himself, and "Kukuxumushu", which is about how much the singer got dumped repeatedly, was stalked by different women and pleads with his girlfriend to NOT make him write her a damn love song, they're only fuck buddies.
* ArmsDealer: Whoever's singing "Naked Pictures (Of [[YourMom Your Mother]])".
* ArtMajorBiology: "Every barracuda starts out as a guppy."
* AutoErotica: Played straight in a spoken word snippet of "I'm The Bomb." Off the same album, "Getting Into The Jam" repeatedly mentions the narrator's plan to "make it in my car" with a woman.
* BadassBoast: ''But you can't ignore my techno.''
** The party leader in "[=Down at McDonnelzzz=]" boasting that "The leader's gonna make you party/Preventing you from departing."
** "I invented the night!" and "You must obey the Dance Commander." They're very fond of these.
* BarBrawl: One erupts as Dick passes by a bar in the video to "There's Something Very Wrong With Us Tonight."
* BeneathTheMask: The band has stated that they play disco dance music because it's "exactly what we are not."
** This is touched on in "Gay Bar, Pt. 2", when Valentine sings about how surprised people are to learn he likes listening to Peter, Paul, and Mary.
* BlessedAreTheCheeseMakers: "American Cheese."
* BurgerFool: In the lyrics of "Down at [=McDonnelzzz=]" a guy shows up to hold a parking lot party at a [[strike: [=McDonald's=]]] [=McDonnelzzz=] because "his people need a place to go." The video plays the trope straight thematically: a SunglassesAtNight centaur with a Vanilla Ice haircut, a [[Film/BackToTheFuture DeLorean]] and plastic toy [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] and his clown-dressed friends hurl burgers at a BurgerFool, interrupting his training video, before breaking out the 40s of malt liquor.
** "Boy or Girl" suddenly switches to the narrator welcoming someone to Big Burger. Can he take your order?
** "Pleasing Interlude I" has the man walk down to Monty's Grille to get a burger. [[SpotTheImposter Things go awry.]]
** "Telephone Conversation" deliberately averts this, which is why the song wasn't released on an album. It namechecks Koo Koo Roo, a Michigan restaurant chain. The band didn't want to change the lyrics, but didn't want the chain to sue them, so the track was eventually self-released on Sexy Trash.
** "Late Night Obama Food" is a nonsensical song about having to eat fast food out in the city.
* CallingYourAttacks: Most of ''Fire'' would have Dick announce the SOLO!
** Taken UpToEleven in "Riding On a White Train", where he repeatedly announces the solo ''while it's playing''.
* TheConspiracy[=/=]EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: "Formula 409" features the band, circa the lineup of ''Flashy'', being abducted by men wearing suits and T. rex masks and brainwashed with psychotropics into literally cleaning up Detroit with spray cleaner and rags.
** For the former trope, "Germans in Mexico" qualifies, wherein American Fighter Jets snatch Mexican women for sale in Berlin (or are called upon to stop said sale) and German spies attempting to take over the world are in love with [[ThePresidentsDaughter the president's daughter]].
* CloudCuckooLander: Just try reading any of Dick Valentine's lyrics, or better yet, [[http://electricsix.com/ the blog on the band's website]].
* ConceptVideo: Most videos they've shot qualify. Notable ones include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3zPlvT6unM "There's Something Very Wrong With Us So Lets Go Out Tonight"]], with its twist ending, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of2WzZx9AhA "Dance Commander"]] which, due to having two completely unrelated concepts smashed together and cut between, also qualifies as a SurrealMusicVideo.
* CreepyMonotone: The distorted voice in "Lucifer Airlines" and "It's Horseshit!"
* CrowdChant: ''Human Zoo'' opens with a crowd chanting the band's name, before it segues into "Karate Lips".
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''KILL''.
** LighterAndSofter: ''Zodiac''.
* DeadAllAlong: The singer reveals this to be the case at the end of [[spoiler: "Transatlantic Flight."]] The vocoder chorus even hammers it home by repeating "Everybody's dead" over and over again at the end.
* {{Death}}: The narrator in [[spoiler: the video for "There's Something Very Wrong With Us Tonight".]]
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Put a little mustard on that mustard!"
* DrFeelgood: The singer of "I Buy The Drugs."
* EndingFatigue: Invoked in "Improper Dancing":
--> ''STOP...(beat)... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny CONTINUE!]]''
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "I Am a Song."
** It watches you masturbate and hits on women. A very ''naughty'' song...
** "Formula 409." You can clean your kitchen, baby. Make it look good every time. You can use a little Mr. Clean, or...
* [[ExcitedShowTitle Excited Song Title!]]: "Danger! High Voltage", "Rip It!", "Randy's Hot Tonight!", "Clusterfuck!", "I am a Song!", "Gridlock!", "Hello! I See You!"...
* FanDisservice: Tina Kanarek, the woman in the "Danger! High Voltage!" video, was 70 at the time. Having the voice of [[{{Music/TheWhiteStripes}} Jack White]] doesn't help.
** The naked porn star grandmother in the video for "Body Shot".
* FunctionalAddict: Played with in "Feed My Fuckin' Habit", and presumably who the narrator in "I Buy the Drugs" is talking to.
* GenreThrowback: "Heartbeats and Brainwaves", a throwback to '80s synthpop.
* GirlsLove: "We Were Witchy Witchy White Women" talks of two lesbian witches.
* GroinAttack: Dick is nearly bitten in the dick by a dog at the end of "Formula 409." Luckily, he punches it away.
* HistoricalHilarity: The video for "Gay Bar", starring an entire White House of gay UsefulNotes/{{Abraham Lincoln}}s.
* HotBlooded: Dick Valentine's style of singing is so over the top it probably never even knew a top existed.
** He lets up a little bit on some songs: "Steal Yo Bones", "Chocolate Pope", "Jimmy Carter" and "Watching Evil Empires Fall Apart" are examples. However his distinctive wacky accent is impossible to disguise.
* IntercourseWithYou: If it's not a [[SillyLoveSongs Silly Love Song]] or angst.
** ZigZagged: Given how alternately serious and non-serious the band comes off as.
* IAmTheBand: Dick Valentine is the only person left of the original Wildbunch since ''Fire.'' Eventually getting switched around, people have been hanging about since ''Switzerland'' and ''Señor Smoke.'' He also is the primary music and songwriter for the band, with only the most recent albums featuring songs penned and composed by other members.
* ItCameFromBeverlyHills: In "I'm The Bomb" the subject of the singer's affections is cited as "a superstar living in the three-one-oh," which is the area code that dominates most of the upscale UsefulNotes/LosAngeles neighborhoods. The singer being thought of as "just another sucker perpetrator living in the two-one-three" is yet another ShoutOut to Detroit.
** "I Buy The Drugs" says the drug dealer operates out of the PO Box of FOX Broadcasting's LA headquarters.
* LargeHam: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Song.]]
** Special mention should be given to the word 'Devil'. Every time Dick says it he does it in a way that makes him sound like an over the top cartoon villain - "Deh Ville". As he loves saying the word, this happens a lot (especially in the Wildbunch period).
* LastNoteNightmare: "It Ain't Punk Rock" goes from a regular E6 song and into some sort of nightmarish industrial-ambient ''thing'' for a good one minute."
* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: "(Who The Hell Just) Call My Phone" ends like this after suddenly bringing an accordion into the instrumentation.
* LoungeLizard: Dick Valentine's stage and lyrical persona -- the full-blown CasanovaWannabe version, but it was especially prevalent in Fire.
** "Taxi To Nowhere" is a fast-paced lounge piano song (complete with sounding like it was an amateur recording of a lounge singer in a hotel somewhere) about being stuck in a moving taxi without any money.
* LyricalDissonance: "Jimmy Carter" reuses a chorus line from "[[BackstreetBoys Backstreet's Back]]", except that it's sung in a very serious and somber tone, used in a very serious and melancholy way, and juxtaposed with depressing quotations from WilliamButlerYeats.
-->There's a lion out in the desert\\
Slouching towards Bethlehem to be born again\\
Backstreet's back, alright
** "Iron Dragon", off of ''Mustang'', is a sombre break-up song... that also talks about wizards, dragons, knights, and fighting armies.
* TheManBehindTheMan: In this case, the Woman behind The Guy Who Rules the World in "Watching Evil Empires Fall Apart".
** There's also the smoking cat in "Formula 409"'s music video, apparently commanding the T. rex suitmen.
** The narrator in "There's Something Very Wrong With Us, So Let's Go Out Tonight" sees everything the policeman sees...
** The narrator of "American Cheese" is apparently rather rich. And powerful. Subverted when the outro reveals he's quite powerless.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: They technically hover within the 3-5 range, but through sheer moxie manage to rock harder than many bands higher on the scale.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Heartbeats And Brainwaves'' is essentially an Electric Six take on SynthPop.
* NoMouth: [[spoiler: The bride]] in the ''Psychic Visions'' video.
* OdeToIntoxication: "I'm On Acid," from the Wildbunch days and "I Buy The Drugs," from the viewpoint of the enabler to the intoxicated.
* OutOfGenreExperience: "(Who The Hell Just) Call My Phone" is, for the most part, similar to a song you'd expect from the "disco" side of Electric Six. But near the end, the same riff plays out, but with the bass and drums replaced with an accordion, before LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand.
* PerformanceVideo: "I Buy The Drugs" has them performing at Detroit's only existing frat house, in a sort of AnimalHouse style.
** "Rubber Rocket" is the band doing a Detroit bar crawl.
* PissTakeRap: One pops up in "It Gets Hot", [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment for some reason.]]
* PornStache: The video of "Body Shot" and their cover of "Radio Gaga", featuring Freddie Mercury cosplay.
* ProductPlacement: Parodied in "Down at [=McDonnelzzz=]", especially in the music video. The burgers held by the lusty women are even black-bar censored out as they sexily eat them.
** "Formula 409". Even better than Mr. Clean!
** The Flashy Man: The XBox to your {{Atari}}. Several years before CeeLoGreen made the same analogy.
** Subverted with "Infected Girls." At the end one can hear a girl reciting part of "Pleasing Interlude I" from ''Señor Smoke'' in Croatian. The only words understandable to an English speaker, however, are what sounds like "chocolate and a Coca-Cola" which makes it sound like she's just listing products.
** The line about Druid Fluid from "Clusterfuck", which is an actual beer. May be unintentional.
* [[RefugeInAudacity Refuge In Absurdity]]: Read their [[http://www.wikisix.co.uk/mediawiki/index.php?title=Main_Page lyrics]] sometime.
** The press releases they write up for new albums are completely ridiculous. The one for their latest album ''Zodiac'' has them deliberately name dropping Glenn Beck, LadyGaga, and Robert Pattinson to increase its chances of getting Google hits. The press release for ''Flashy'' featured a several-paragraph-long ShaggyDogStory about communism.
* RapeAsDrama: "Cheryl vs. Darryl" has the eponymous ex-couple's breakup begin with a casting call for a rape scene. When all's said and done, their romance is completely destroyed by it, even if it was simulated.
* RelaxOVision: The "'''SIT-BACK-RELAX'''" in "Lucifer Airlines" attempts to be this. Whether it's successful in the context of the song is up for debate, considering [[{{Hell}} where the airline goes]].
* RunningGag: In "Showtime", the repeated references to "putting a little mustard on it".
* SeriousBusiness: Inverted. The band has a very light-hearted and casual attitude towards their music. As a result the group has often been written off as a novelty joke band by critics at home and abroad. Valentine's response: "Some people take music very seriously, and then they see us, and they want to take it seriously but they're too afraid the joke is going to be on them."
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Subverted. The members establish an image of being party-crazed rock star barflies but then, when interviewed, admit they're doing it simply because it's a fun change of pace from their normal lives.
* {{Sexophone}}: Used in a number of tracks. "Dirty Looks" is a good example, as is "Formula 409."
* SillyLoveSongs: If they're not vaguely angsty songs or songs about sex metaphors, they're this. Pumped to eleven.
* ShoutOut: Enough to probably deserve their own page.
** "Gay Bar, Part Two" references a lot of Fire, Senor Smoke, and Switzerland, and in turn is a jab at people's claims that they only ever wrote a handful of songs worth listening to and people who never bothered to check anything past Fire.
** From their Wildbunch days, "I Am Detroit, you are Mars. You've got red sand, I've got cars."
** "American Cheese" reuses "Vengeance and Fashion"'s end beat. Either a ShoutOut or the musical equivalent of LazyArtist.
** As with AffectionateParody above, [=Down at McDonnelzzz=] is a ShoutOut to '90s-era MTV videos.
** ''Film/TopGun'' is part of the brainwashing program in the "Formula 409" video.
** The song "Boy or Girl" has "[[Series/AllThat Hi, welcome to BIG Burger. Can I take your order?]]"
** "Doom and Gloom and Doom and Gloom" musically references, of all songs, [[Music/PinkFloyd "The Great Gig in the Sky"]] and "Baker Street".
** "Pulling the Plug on the Party" includes the lyric "We dropped turkeys out of planes just to fill up the sky\[[WKRPInCincinnati And they know damn well they can't fly.]]"
** Flashy Man, who Dick says is "the XBox to your {{Atari}}".
** [[RockyHorrorPictureShow "Absolute Pleasure".]]
** As already noted, "Escape from Ohio" is a TakeThat to the whole state, but ''does'' also give positive mention to a couple of prominent bands that hail from there ({{Devo}} and Music/GuidedByVoices).
** The man the narrator talks about in "The New Shampoo" is obviously Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike.
* SpokenWordInMusic: Some appropriate voice clips are used to set up "Flashy Man". There's nothin' wrong with likin' a flashy man.
* SpookyPainting: Several in the "Danger! High Voltage!" video.
* [[SpotTheImpostor Spot The Impos]]'''[[LargeHam TOR]]''': "Pleasing Interlude I".
** I... woke up on the MainPage again... and I needed something to write about. So I went down to the {{fora}}. "What'll it be?" Said @/FastEddie, sporting a wry grin. "Just give me the usual, Eddie," I said. @/FastEddie scratched his head. "What was that again?" The usual was a heaping of TVTropesWillRuinYourLife, with SugarWiki fritters AndADietCoke. @/FastEddie knew that! I had been editing here every day for the past four years! Then I began to realize... The troper standing behind the server was '''the IMPOST-''''''''OR.'''''
** ...
*** '''DANCE EPIDEMIC TONIGHT!!'''
* StageNames:
-->'''Interviewer''': So, with the band, it seems like pseudonyms are important for you guys--
-->'''Dick''': I wouldn’t say they’re important.
-->'''Interviewer''': So then why use them?
-->'''Dick''': Well, it’s a kind of escapism, I suppose. It's another security blanket. We're all terribly weak people, so we need something.
* STDImmunity: Averted with "Infected Girls", about having sex with, er, STD-infected girls.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Generally once or twice [[OncePerEpisode per album;]]
** "Synthesizer" from ''Fire'' is remarkably softer than the rest of the album, and yet still manages to both rock and hold a dance beat. "I Invented The Night" does both, it is a ballad for the verses and goes into rock for the bridge and chorus.
** "Jimmy Carter" off of ''Señor Smoke'' is an oddly beautiful acoustic ballad stuck right in the middle of an otherwise dance-heavy album and features some of the most bizarre WordSaladLyrics they've ever written. "Pleasing Interlude I" and "II" and parodies of this.
*** "Taxi To Nowhere" is piano jazz on ''Senor Smoke'', although the original Wildbunch version of the song has a rock guitar arrangement.
** "There's Something Very Wrong With Us, So Let's Go Out Tonight", although "Surprisingly Sinister Song" would be more accurate, on ''Switzerland'', as well as "Germans in Mexico". "Chocolate Pope" is much more gentle and light-hearted for the album, as well.
** "Watchin' Evil Empires Fall Apart" from ''Flashy'', which, while still a rock song, is more ballad-ish and contemplative than the others.
** "Immolate Me", "One More Time", "People Like You (Don't Like People Like Me)", "The World's Smallest Human Being" and "Cold Future" from ''Sexy Trash''.
*** Many of their Wildbunch songs ("Jimmy Carter" is a remake of one such song from those years).
** "Steal Your Bones" from ''KILL''.
** "Doom and Gloom and Doom and Gloom" and "Table and Chairs"/"Talking Turkey" from ''Zodiac''.
** "I Go Through Phases" and "The Intergalactic Version" from ''Heartbeats and Brainwaves'', though the entire album is gentle, compared to some of their others.
** "Iron Dragon" and "Cheryl versus Darryl" from ''Mustang''.
* SurrealMusicVideo: Videos not mentioned elsewhere on this page that qualify include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGn-cNmuzJo "Mr. Woman"]] which features a giant couch stalking Dick Valentine, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KET11SOC5YA "Infected Girls"]] with Dick dressed as a cowboy in hell, dancing men in hazmat suits and fellatio on the steps of a Buddhist temple, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnsq9XtpmEk "Synthesizer"]] in which Guy Perry waltzes through a number of completely unrelated scenes naked and sporting a keytar sent from the gods.
* TakeThat: There's a few.
** "Rock And Roll Evacuation" from ''Señor Smoke'' was recorded in the middle of president George W. Bush's second term, hence the line "Mr. President, make a little money sending people you don't know to Iraq. \ Mr. President, I don't like you, you don't know how to ''rock''."
** Averted in the "Radio [=GaGa=]" music video, though Dick knew exactly he was doing when he was dressed as Freddie Mercury dancing on his own grave.
** A lighthearted one at the Electric Six Wiki founder:
--> ''"Somebody in Newcastle has taken the time to research the catalog of Electric Six and provide a compendium of lyrics to our songs. While we are grateful and honoured, we are also very worried about this person."''
** " ''Except for GBV and Devo / Nothing seems to redeem Ohio / It is the state that killed my love.''
** One of the songs on ''Absolute Pleasure'' is introduced with the phrase, "This goes out to some of the ladies". The song? [[spoiler:[[StealthInsult "Infected Girls"]]]]
** "Creator/AdamLevine", which is not only an insult at Adam Levine, it's also one at pop idols in general. The chorus literally tells him to rot/burn in Hell.
** Lenny Kravitz: "And I never understood why anybody likes Lenny Kravitz."
* TheEighties: "Jam it in the Hole". STOP! THEY ARE GOOD TIMES!
** ''Heartbeats and Brainwaves'' is a deliberate throwback to '80s synthpop.
* ThisIsASong: "I am a song! And though my words don't often rhyme! I am a song! With a refreshing twist of lime!"
** "Love Song For Myself", from the same album.
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: In-universe: The artist in "Bleed for the Artist" seems to specialise in this.
* UnEntendre: Not uncommon for the band. A prime example would be this line from I'm The Bomb - "Hey, girl... when I'm fuckin' you... it's like nothin' else matters. Maybe we'll reach down, between my legs... '''AND EASE THE SEAT BACK!'''"
** That also doubles as a VanHalen ShoutOut.
** "Formula 409" is either about a government conspiracy and/or what disinfectant you should use to clean your kitchen, or more sex. Possibly both.
* TyopOnTheCover: The ''Mustang'' cover art includes a woman wearing a jean jacket with the band name and album title spray-painted on it, but the latter is rendered as "Eletric Six" (the band name is also printed elsewhere on the cover, spelled correctly this time). Dick Valentine has said this was a genuine mistake that happened when they commissioned the artwork, but they decided to ThrowItIn.
* VisualPun - In the "Formula 409" video, Dick Valentine's disembodied head. Dick head?
* WordSaladLyrics: While the lyrics themselves aren't especially tangled up, the band has admitted that no less than 90% of their songs are about absolutely nothing. The topics of their songs also ping-pong back and forth between the initial subject matter and any number of nonsensical witticisms: exactly ''how'' the fire in the Taco Bell is relevant to the fire in the disco need not be over-thought.
** Of special note is "She's White"'s opening line "I was born a prisoner in your dungeon of flesh", which is this trope embodied.
** "Kukuxumushu" (which means 'flea's kiss' in Basque) appears on the surface to be an AntiLoveSong about a girl with the titular name, but Valentine admitted he just saw the word in a clothing store in Spain and wanted to use it in a song.
* WhipItGood: The cover of ''Human Zoo'' has a man using a leather belt in this fashion. On some rug pelts.
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