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Electric Slave

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  • Audio CD (26 Aug. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Vagrant Records
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,542 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Black Joe Lewis have unveiled the track listing and album art for their brand new full-length LP, Electric Slave, on Vagrant Records. You can listen to the album s opening track Skulldiggin at the link here: Skulldiggin was hailed by Consequence of Sound as a deafening first shot in the band s war against technology-induced devolution. Over the mortar fire of crashing cymbals and the bombastic wail of a ferocious guitar, Lewis screams and shouts about mind control. And when his voice gets swallowed up by the feedback, it s an intriguing extension of the anti-technology commentary. Most of Electric Slave was produced by GRAMMY award winner Stuart Sikes (White Stripes, Cat Power, Modest Mouse) and recorded at Church House Studios in Austin, TX. Three of the new tracks ( Skulldiggin, Dar Es Salaam, My Blood Ain't Runnin' Right ) were recorded and produced by John Congleton (Explosions in the Sky, St. Vincent, Okkervil River) at Elmwood Studios in Dallas

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By harma h. on 29 Oct. 2013
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This is a terrific album! Heavier and more guitar oriented than the two former ones, but certainly as high-spirited and energetic. Garagebluesrockfunksoul doesn't get any better than this!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Trevor J. Leeden on 22 Oct. 2013
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Third time not so lucky. The energy and raw power of the previous two albums, and indeed his live performances, is missing from this cluttered effort. Still, we're all allowed one mistake so I'll be back for the next album.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
AWESOME 4 Sept. 2013
By j-mondo - Published on
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I grew up on punk, funk and blues. This back kicks ass in a million ways. In the 80's Bad Brains was a NY/DC hardcore punk and reggae band. They took heavy criticism but for their fans they were 2nd to none, an all original act on a scene inhabited by grimy white kids. Today Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears have melded rock and funk into a panty dropping music party. I love it. I don't know the artists names in this band, I don't know what they look like, but this is the 3rd album of theirs that made it to my car and I'd party with the Honeybears if they were in Tampa. People should worry less about their aspirations in the realm of internet music critique and just enjoy the jams.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great Rock jam form a great Guitar Rocker!! 7 Sept. 2013
By d.nice - Published on
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This is a loud Rock/Blues album. This album is a breakaway from earlier Joe Lewis album's in the sense that the HoneyBears horn section dont announce themselves with every track. This album is aggressive climatic and exciting. The 11 tracks grab and shake you ,like track 2 "Young Girls" where Lewis proclaims..."I don't want no Young Girls' or "Dar Es SaLaam" a heavy guitar groove that emits early 70's late night Hard Rock. The horn section makes a brief interlude on "Come to My Party" a fast paced jam with the horn section performing alongside a groove minded guitarist. "Vampire" comes on like some West Texas Blues number with winding guitar chords to boot.There have been some who have complained about the sound production of this disc,but this session was recording too sound garage and rough it sound comes across showcasing the band as a working Rock band more so than a studio band pretending to be a working Rock band,it is obviously an apparent different direction in terms of sound from the previous "polished" Black Joe Lewis records.One Review had this at 2 stars,I thought this was interesting,but then when I looked at what recordings this reviewer was giving 4-5 stars,I didn't find it all so shocking at all that this great record would get only 2 have to at least know Rock&Blues to know what Black Joe Lewis is trying to accomplish....a Marvelous explosion of clashing guitars and poetic lyrics to match!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Electric Slave is Django on acid! 4 Nov. 2013
By Black Grooves - Published on
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The Austin, Texas rock band known as Black Joe Lewis (led by Joe Lewis on lead vocals and guitar), is charting a different direction on their latest album. Dropping the band moniker “Honeybears” along with the cuddly image, Electric Slave might be described as a Django-on-acid soundtrack. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the opening track “Skulldiggin,” which opens with a massive attack of psychedelic distortion and raw-as-punk vocals. But like a film soundtrack, the mood of the album changes constantly, with subtle but complex references to soul, R&B and funk entering the mix. “Young Girls” is more garage rock, propelled by a guitar riff that calls to mind Chuck Berry, while “Dar es Salaam” is a perfect storm of dueling guitars and blasting (but right on the money) horns. Other album highlights include the Hendrix-esque “My Blood Ain’t Runnin’ Right,” the funky disco “Come to My Party” featuring a Nile Rogers-style chunking guitar riff, the nearly 7 minute bluesy rock masterpiece “Vampire” complete with wolf calls and a sinister honking sax, and the closing track “Mammas Queen” which will leave your chair vibrating for at least 30 seconds after the music stops. Though many of the songs have ghoulish titles and lyrics, Lewis claims the album title refers to the masses who are slaves to their iPhones, as well as his fear that hardwiring electronics into our brains is the next step. Either way, Electric Slave is a killer album, sure to hold you in thrall. - See more at: [...]
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Why a two star review? 29 Aug. 2013
By D. Duffey - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I can't understand the two star review by the first reviewer! True, this cd is not in the same mold as "Tell 'Em What Your Name Is" and "Scandalous", but what the cd does do is link Black Joe Louis closer to Mick Collins. There is the funk and soul of the previously mentioned cds, but this cd chooses to include some full blown rockers. Do not construe this as a sell out, but consider this a nod to the most prolific black artist who has melded soul, funk, garage, and punk into one mean ass SOB. Of course, I am refering to Mick Collins. Buy it, you won't be disappointed!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Another great album by Black Joe Lewis 11 Sept. 2013
By Mike Hubbard - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This is another in a string of funky rhythm and blues releases by Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears. On this release, Joe rocks it out more than the first two CDs, but still provides a number of horn-based songs. Black Joe can really play the guitar, and the Honeybears bring the funk to his rock and roll blues. All his songs are catchy enjoyable party tunes. I find the lyrics funny, and get added enjoyment that Joe's vocals are nearly unintelligible. The band is great musically and keeps the energy level at 11. This stuff has to be heard to be believed, it is a new musical twist on an old rhythm and blues sound. They mostly resemble James Brown, but speed up the groove and rock level, then throw in some of The Black Keys blues and guitar pyrotechnics, add awesome horns, include simple lyrics about everyday life, and best of all mix in vocals that sound great but are as unintelligible as Eddie Murphy's Buckwheat Saturday Night Live skits. The result is awesome music that gives me an ear to ear grin, gets me bouncing, and offers a puzzle to try and figure out just what Joe is singing (after repeating listening I can usually figure it out). Just try to keep still with this music on, I can't, it is just a party! If you prefer a harder edge along with horn based blues then buy this release, if you prefer more of the party groove horned-based blues sound buy either of the first two releases, or just buy all three since each are relatively short CDs. This band deserves to become a breakout success like The Black Keys. They don't play this stuff on the radio around me, and that is a crime. Of course many of the songs are explicit, but I can't help but love songs like Hipster with the only understandable lyrics being a repeated chorus of "Come on Man, [insert profanity here]", all to a party groove. Gotta love it! This is the evolution of rhythm and blues rock for the next generation! Black Joe deserves to become a star.
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