Electric Six – Gay Bar

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Are Electric Six still going? Apparently, they released an album last year. I had no idea.

Back in 2003 they were the hottest band in the UK. The singles Danger! High Voltage and Gay Bar shot to the top of the UK chart. Danger! boasted backing vocals from Jack White but Gay Bar had the best guitar riff I’d heard in decades and one of the most disturbing videos I’ve ever seen.

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  1. jules_perox September 14th, 2007 8:12 am

    See this is what I think is gonna be great about doing this series!

    Not only do we get to play the riffs on the Uke but also to launch monolithic arguments as to the inclusion of them in a ‘Top Ten Guitar Riffs List.’

    So, ball rolling – What the bleedin’ is this doing in the list, following on from the mighty ‘Iron Man?!’

    Discuss!

  2. Woodshed September 14th, 2007 8:46 am

    I’ll level with you. I’m making this list up as I go along. I do think Gay Bar is a fantastic riff though. And if you think that’s bad, I’m fairly sure Girls Aloud are going to make the list at some point. I don’t want everything on the list to be by hairy blokes from the 60s and 70s.

    I’m willing to agree that Iron Man could be higher. The main reason it’s at 10 is because Sabbath will crop up again. No prizes for guessing which song.

  3. Uke Hunt » Top Ten Guitar Riffs for Ukulele Roundup October 4th, 2007 8:19 pm

    [...] Nation Army. 5. Smoke On The Water. 6. Sunshine of Your Love. 7. Le Freak. 8. Satisfaction. 9. Gay Bar. 10. Iron [...]

  4. Tom Smith January 10th, 2008 1:08 pm

    Electric Six played my local flea pit (Fibbers) in York recently.

    Have you also heard the Artic Monkeys version of Girls Aloud’s Love Machine. Works fab on ukulele.

  5. Woodshed January 10th, 2008 9:57 pm

    Good to know Electric Six are still going.

    Yeah, I have heard the Monkeys’ version. Love it. Two of my favourite groups at the moment combined.

  6. Tom Smith January 10th, 2008 10:30 pm

    The Artics are great for ukulele and I get to work on my snarly Yorkshire accent too…

  7. Greg November 6th, 2008 2:00 pm

    We do a slightly rockier and quicker version of this in my band, with a Salt’n’Pepa middle 8. Google ‘Burlychassis’ and go to the noise page.
    I think it might be possible to start it with this riff then have a chance to pick up my drum sticks before I have start on them!

  8. Woodshed November 7th, 2008 9:50 pm

    Greg: Nice work. Loved the Fresh Prince/Epic mashup.

  9. Jonny June 12th, 2011 3:34 pm

    Does anyone know the chords for Gay bar? One would like to know, just so I can do the whole thing as well as the intro :P

  10. blob July 24th, 2011 2:25 pm

    Just google gay bar chords?

  11. Claudio July 28th, 2011 3:54 pm

    I’ve just been looking for the chords and I can’t find them anywhere?

  12. Claudio July 28th, 2011 3:57 pm

    Links are blocked but found them on “your chords dot com”

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