Danger! High Voltage

Album: Fire (2002)
Charted: 2

Songfacts®:

  • The Electric Six originally recorded this in 2001. After the band signed to XL Records, they re-recorded it, and the song hit #2 in the UK in 2003.
  • Jack White of White Stripes contributed backing vocals to the 2002 re-recorded version. The band claimed their guest singer only sounded like White, and was really an auto mechanic named John S. O'Leary.
  • This was featured in the 2003 film Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above
  • The channel "Smash Hits" uses this song as the theme for a slot entitled "Warning! Pop Disasters" where they point out what they hate about certain songs. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mjn Seifer - England

Comments: 3

  • Lily from Los Angeles, Caare they ripping of High Voltage by ac/dc?
  • Tj from Champaign, Il"Danger: Rock Science!" by Menthol was due for release in 1998 but did not come out until 2002, after this, because new wave was (supposedly) passé.
  • Eddie from Melbourne, AustraliaAWESUM song, thers no real meaning to this song but its great to listen to and makes u feel like getting up and dancing. Jack White supposedly DIDNT sing the vocals according?
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