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- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,852,897 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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So merging the swagger of simple recycled low slung AC/DC riffs (e.g. check out the riff of Wild Flower and compare it to AC/DC's Rock N Roll Singer), the 60's howl of, say, Jim Morrison, a totally stripped down soundscape and some earth shredding guitar solos actually yielded an absolutely killer formula for the band. The album was packed with massive raunchy singles (Love Removal Machine, Wild Flower, Lil Devil) which could fill any dance floor in seconds and it created a sort of hippy `Rock Star' in the shape of the wolf child: Ian Astbury (as part of this transformation to Rock icon he had developed the need to yell `Yay Ugh' and use words like `Baby', Love' and `Peace' a lot).Read more ›
I am a 40 something former punk / New Romantic, who has little truck with things heavy on the whole......however - this is quality hard rock, and stands proud next to the best of Zep, ACDC and Motorhead as a fine example of mane-tossing heaviness. I've gone past the stage of being au fait with every track on an album but suffice to say that I can't recall much Polyfilla on this platter - its pretty well all 5 star stuff all the way. The (admittedly overused) cliche of "play loud" definitely applies in spades here: to play at anything less than full volume would sell it seriously short.
It preens, it postures, it ROCKS, Godammit. A perfect blueprint for how a heavy band SHOULD sound. Quintessential Cult.
In case you hadn't guessed....I rather like this!
Surreally enough, I find "Electric" is the perfect soundtrack for doing the housework.
the songs on this album are great full of weird lyrics great guitar solo's and fantastic drumming and the cover is great
very eye catching.
the only problem i have with this album is sometimes it's hard to hear ian's vocals but that's a minor fault on this masterpiece of 80's hard rock ac/dc rock riff album
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When the cult went rock and did it brilliantly an excellent album well worth revisitingPublished 11 months ago by badger
Slight hiccup with order, was sorted immediately though. Thanks very much. Would use again.Published 16 months ago by Amanda70
I was expecting The Cult - Electric and got the right case and wrong CD. Right Band wrong Album. Was surprised because the CD was advertised as being new. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Colleen Brennan