The Electric Boys are one of those bands who seem to have always been around. I, like many others, remember their debut record from 1989, ‘Funk – O – Metal Carpet Ride’ (still a great title). Unfortunately, by the time their second LP ‘Groovus Maximus’ was released in 1992, grunge had all but killed off bands like the Electric Boys. Since then I have heard the odd track here and there and caught them live at a few festivals. I was surprised to find that this latest LP is the bands seventh studio record. It features ten tracks of funk n roll, including the first single/video from the album Super God. The animated video is well worth a watch.

Instrumental opener ‘Upside Down’ Theme kicks off the album with swift boot to the nether regions. ‘Never Again Your Slave’ is another belting track with echoes of Zeppelin’s ‘Moby Dick’ in the main riff. ‘Globestrutter’ is another high point with some great lyrics sung with conviction by main man Conny Bloom – ‘Hard rock is in my DNA’, I must agree with that!


In ‘Twang Em – Kerrang Em’, the Electric Boys win the song title of the year hands down! It’s a great tune too with some great lead guitar work from Bloom. A fine record from an enduring band. It’s great to see the album is being released on all formats including four different coloured vinyl LPs. Go and get it!

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Author: Kenny Kendrick

Hound Gawd! Records will re-release Nikki Hill’s third album entitled “Feline Roots” on April 24, 2020 across Europe on vinyl and CD.  We first brought Nikki Hill to you when Gerald Reviewed ‘Feline Roots is the home for some amazing releases hit the link to pre-order

Hill lets her soul rip on this new collection of songs, displaying her now well-known stance to champion for the pioneers of roots and rock n’ roll, while remaining in perpetual forward motion, inviting anyone who wants to come along for the journey. Johnny Thunders straddling guitar, Bad Brains’ rock meets reggae, Stonesy groove, Sister Rosetta Tharpe rave up rockin’ gospel power, all receive nods of recognition. Hill is unafraid of her past or experiences and puts it out there for the sake of the song. The songs imagine the southern soul rocker at times waving her flag in surrender, then in the next moment finding her way back into the climb, bending through supercharged blues, punk soul, revival tent gospel, rockabilly shouts, whatever it takes to get there. It’s her version of rock n’ roll that can only come from her stories. Nikki has never been afraid to take the road less traveled, and it’s clear with “Feline Roots” that she’s living every word.