Classic & Current Contemporary Non-Schlock-Rock Metropolitan Music
Electric (1987) - The Cult
When this record came out I had a couple of friends I used to hang out with in Chapel Hill and we'd air-band to this record. Sam air'd bass - with a very wide stance, of course, Gregg air'd drums, and I air'd guitar.
This is such a rockin' record you can't help but air-band to it. The most fun was trying to duplicate Ian Astbury's "YEOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWs," Ian is so good at those "YEOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWs," that I think he is a great selection for lead singer in The Doors of the 21st Century. I confess I have not heard him yet with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, but I intend to. I remember when this came out and watching the video for "Lil' Devil" and thinking "There is something about this guy that is Morrisonesque." Not that he sounds like Morrison on Electric and actually to me Astbury's vocal range seems higher than Morrison's.
I can't listen to "Peace Dog" without pumping my fist in the air and chanting with the song. This is a fun fun fun record that rocks. And in the late 1980s, I don't recall a whole bunch of stuff that really rocked in the classic style that this record projects.
The Cult - Electric Original Album Tracks
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