Birmingham 6

Birmingham 6

Profile:
Danish electro-industrial/EBM group founded in 1991 and named after the Birmingham Six, a group of Irish men mistakenly imprisoned for the Birmingham pub bombings. Members include Kim Løhde Petersen and Michael Hillerup.

They took on the name as they focused on injustices worldwide, but particularly in western democratic society. Their lyrics have often been controversial and some radio stations have banned airplay of their songs, while other groups refused to be associated with them.

Birmingham 6 has written several songs questioning governmental systems and their unwillingness to admit their own fallibilty. "Israel" talks about the issues between the Palestinians and the Jews. "Contagious" discusses AIDS and "Who Do You Love?" points out the difficulty in telling good from evil. The song "6794700" describes some hypocritical church views on abortion. "Love Child" describes how the tourism agency in Thailand helps Western travel agencies fulfill certain men's desire for an underage prostitute.

The song "Policestate" talks about the riots in Copenhagen in 1993 during the re-voting for the European Union in which police shot into the angry mob, causing several casualties.
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Birmingham 6 Discography

Albums

Birmingham 6 Mindhallucination (Album) Transfixion Denmark 1994 Sell This Version
CLEO 9534-2 Birmingham 6 Assassinate(CD, Album, RM) Cleopatra CLEO 9534-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
Birmingham 6 Error Of Judgement (Album) Zoth Ommog Germany 1996 Sell This Version
CLEO 9659-2 Birmingham 6 To Protect And To Serve (The Policestate Remixes)(CD, Album) Cleopatra CLEO 9659-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
CD ZOT 229 Birmingham 6 Mixed Judgements(CD, Album) Zoth Ommog CD ZOT 229 Germany 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Birmingham 6 Israel (Maxi) Neo Ego Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Birmingham 6 Contagious (Maxi) Transfixion Denmark 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 9600, CLEO9600 Birmingham 6 Policestate(CD, EP) Cleopatra, Cleopatra CLEO 9600, CLEO9600 US 1995 Sell This Version
Birmingham 6 You Cannot Walk Here (EP) Zoth Ommog Germany 1997 Sell This Version

Compilations

COP CD050 Birmingham 6 Resurrection(CD, Comp, RM) COP International COP CD050 Germany 1999 Sell This Version