Electric Boys: And Them Boys Done Swang

More battery-powered than properly electric.

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For a while there it looked as though the Electric Boys would be massive. Best remembered for the rock club dance floor favourite All Lips’n’Hips, the Swedish group’s blend of swoon-inducing electrified funk and psychedelic influences had looked a sure-fire winner until the mysterious evaporation of their mojo with 1994’s Freewheelin’ album.

Having reconvened the band two summers ago after a spell with Hanoi Rocks, guitarist Conny Bloom (the leather-wearing harp player dude in the Jameson whiskey TV ads) has attempted to fan the flames of their original luxuriant swagger. And he’s done a passable job.

Reeferlord, The House Is Rockin’ and My Heart’s Not For Sale are effective enough kick-ass tracks, but nothing here matches the magnificence of All Lips

Dave Ling

Dave Ling was a co-founder of Classic Rock magazine. His words have appeared in a variety of music publications, including RAW, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Prog, Rock Candy, Fireworks and Sounds. Dave’s life was shaped in 1974 through the purchase of a copy of Sweet’s album ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’, along with early gig experiences from Status Quo, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Yes and Queen. As a lifelong season ticket holder of Crystal Palace FC, he is completely incapable of uttering the word ‘Br***ton’.