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3.0 out of 5 stars The Cult does AC/DC. Cheers, Rick!, 15 Oct. 2008
This review is from: Electric (Audio CD)
The story of how Rick Rubin turned a potential classic album called 'Peace' into a poor AC/DC album called 'Electric'. I remember running down to Our Price Records in Reading to buy it the Saturday before the official release on Monday (someone had messed up the delivery schedule) and then spending a very weird weekend trying to figure out what the hell the band were up to. Being ironic, cynical? Not that the album is bad, some of the tracks are fantastic, especially Love Removal Machine, Li'l Devil, and Wild Flower (and our American cousins loved it of course). But the cover of Born To Be Be Wild is execrable, and the tracks that didn't make it onto the final version of the album, like Zap City, Love Trooper, Groove Co. were just so much better! Later I heard the original 'Peace' album on The Cult box set and I can see why the band felt it didn't quite hit the spot, but 'Electric' remains an oddity in the band's back catalogue and one for the completists.
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Initial post: 23 Apr 2010, 21:35:31 BST
C. Kelly says:
I think you missed the point. Electric was a major turning point for The Cult from their earlier 'Goth' work to the newer 'Heavy Rock' version. Love it or hate it, the change happened.
Being that it was followed by Sonic Temple this is not such an oddity.
I have been lucky enough to have seen The Cult live on over 20 occasions, from their early roots right through to their death throes. This is/was a band that liked to make change - in their style, and very often in their lineup- enjoying and appreciating the band requires an open mind as well as a love of Astbury's and Duffy's unique style.

Posted on 21 Feb 2011, 17:48:20 GMT
Sd Sanders says:
Although I do love Electric, I've gotta agree that Zap City, Love Trooper and GRoove Co. are definitely album worthy tracks.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jul 2013, 19:26:12 BST
Last edited by the author on 8 Jul 2013, 19:26:36 BST
I agree with everyone.
It's not as good as Peace.
It is however a great album and made them a household name worldwide (rather than Love/Sanctuary which didn't quite).
And yes they have changed their style with almost every album. Good for them.
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