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ELECTRIC EELS

DIE ELECTRIC EELS

SUPERIOR VIADUCT


Format: LP
Cata No: SV059
Barcode: 857176003591
Cleveland’s electric eels (all lower case in homage to poet
e.e. cummings) is America’s quintessential proto-punk
band. Formed in 1972 by singer Dave E. McManus and
guitarists John Morton and Brian McMahon, the group
enlisted drummer Nick Knox (later of The Cramps) and
producer Paul Marotta to record a flurry of catchy and genuinely
fucked-up tunes. After only five legendary live performances—
complete with Dave E. in black leather jacket
covered in rat-traps and playing a gas-powered lawnmower
on stage—the eels broke up in 1976 and posthumously
released their classic single Agitated on Rough Trade in
1978, blazing a trail for high-art, low-concept rock.
As Jon Savage writes in the liner notes, “There is something
heroic about the eels’ isolation and uncompromising
attitude: a fierceness that you can hear in these songs that
still resonates in a different time and world.”
This archival LP collects the eels’ best material from
1974-75. From the loud and snotty “Agitated” and its Bside
“Cyclotron” (which Johan Kugelberg listed as #1 in
his top 100 punk singles) to the anarchic anthem “Jaguar
Ride” and the loose, bluesy sludge of “Anxiety,” the album
exorcises the demonic power of the Stooges and Velvets
and captures the mystique of these outsider artists inventing
a new language.
As the eels demand “Attendance Required” on their
flyer for the infamous Special Extermination Music Night,
listening is absolutely mandatory for this seminal band.
Recommended for fans of Dead Boys, Simply Saucer and
Pagans.

Tracks:

1. Agitated
2. Cyclotron
3. Accident
4. Sewercide
5. You?re Full of Shit
6. Refrigerator
7. Tidal Wave
8. Jaguar Ride
9. Cold Meat
10. Anxiety
11. Splitterty Splat
12. Natural Situation
13. You Crummy Fags

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