Electric Eels - Die Electric Eels !
Electric Eels - Die Electric Eels
This cult band whose declared fans include Thurston Moore and Jon Spencer only released a handful of singles during their short existence (1972-1974). Therefore, this compilation LP documents rather well the band and its raw approach to garage rock energy. Nonsense lyrics, crude punk revolt, and avant-gardist tendencies point as much toward the Sex Pistols as early Pere Ubu, Sonic Youth, and the Scissor Girls. Members of the Electric Eels would later join Pere Ubu, the Styrenes, the Dead Boys, and the Cramps, and elements of all of these bands' sounds can be found in these crude recordings.
Read the band's biography by John Dougan @AllMusic
Here, the guitars of John Morton and Brian McMahon explode at their loudest and most abrasive, propelled by the frenetic drumming of Nick Knox (The Cramps) and characterized by Dave E’s confrontational vocals. Take the Neanderthal stomp of The Stooges’ eponymous first album and make it even more primitive, raise Lou Reed’s sneering misanthropy to disturbing antisocial levels, remove the Muppet factor from The Ramones and throw in some free jazz just to be even more obnoxious and you still won’t approach the sheer animalistic intensity of these songs. It’s more punk than the past five decades of rock’n‘roll rolled into a single atomic blast of nihilistic disgust. ~Chuck Foster @TheBigTakeOver
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