Band Trivia

  • ‘Danger! High Voltage’ has been used on ‘Malcolm In The Middle’ and ‘Future Boys’ was used on an F1 show

Other songs that are referred to in other E6 works:

  • ‘Mr Roboto’ by Styx (The Ballade of MC Sucka DJ)
  • ‘Jump Around’ by House of Pain (The Ballade of MC Sucka DJ)

Other bits of track trivia

  • The live version of ‘Computer’ on ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Robot’ makes a reference to ‘Shamu’, a performing whale at Sea World
  • ‘I Am Detroit’ ends with quotes by ex-Detroit mayor Coleman Young
  • The telephone number in ‘Telephone Conversation’ is adapted from the song ‘Jenny 8675309’ which prompted hundreds of listeners to call that number. See the ‘Telephone Conversation’ lyrics page for more information.
  • The strange elongated sound in ‘Devil Nights’ is a reversed and altered soundbite of ‘I Am Drew Peters’ bitch’. See ‘Devil Nights’ lyrics page for more information. ‘Devil Nights’ could also refer to ‘Devil’s Night’, a Hallowe’en event in Detroit where teenagers go round causing mischief (like mischief night in the UK)
  • Several songs use or adapt common phrases such as ‘Night Vision’ (‘In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king’ becomes ‘in the land of the blind the night vision users are laughing at the king’) and ‘Pulling The Plug On The Party’.
  • Shakespeare is referenced in the song ‘Slices Of You’ (‘If music be the food of love, play on’)
  • The fourth album title ‘I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me Which Restricts Me From Being The Master’ is the title of a 1921 piece of art by George Grosz.
  • Fast food plays a big part in many songs including ‘Boy or Girls?’, ‘Telephone Conversation’, ‘Danger! High Voltage’, and ‘Down At McDonnellzzz’ along with ‘Slices of You’ and ‘Chinese Restaurant’ about food in general.

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