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Electric Six: Leeds Metropolitan University

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 6 December 2003

IN JUNE THIS YEAR, Detroit pranksters Electric Six crammed the traditional pop rise, fall and rise again into one bizarre moment when they split up and reformed within a week. Out went band members Disco, the Rock 'n' Roll Indian and Surge Joebot, and in came men with even more preposterous pseudonyms poking fun at pop's po-face: the Colonel, Johnny Na$hinal and Frank Lloyd Bonaventure. The reason for the reshuffle was given as "temperamental differences" and showed that the Darkness are not the only band tapping into the public's enormous appetite for satire.

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