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Artist: The Cult

Title: Electric

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The Cult Electric Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1987

Label: Sire Records

Catalog Number: 25555-4


Ian Astbury vocals, tambourine
Billy Duffy lead and rhythm guitars
Jamie Stewart bass guitar
Les Warner drums


1.  Wild Flower  
2.  Peace Dog  
3.  Lil Devil  
4.  Aphrodisiac Jacket  
5.  Electric Ocean  
6.  Bad Fun  
7.  King Contrary Man  
8.  Love Removal Machine  
9.  Born to Be Wild  
10.  Outlaw  
11.  Memphis Hip Shake  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: tomcat Date: June 20, 2002 at 8:03
no one yet? buy this now....tomcat@dolfijn.nl

From: Baris Date: September 13, 2002 at 9:22
Oh, this is pure CULT and COOOOL! A crazy album! Punk, rock, hard, rhytm, cool, dirty, sleazy,... do I go on?... Yeah, this is ELECTRIC and gonna make you ELECTRIFIED!

From: robert Date: October 22, 2002 at 10:10
WILD FLOWER ¿que puedo decir? FANTASTICO!!!

From: freddy de keyze Date: October 28, 2002 at 13:19
Sorry, this is pure crap !! I don't want to spoil more words on it. Avoid like the plague !!!!!!

From: ted Date: November 25, 2002 at 10:19
No está mal pero me quedo con los dos siguientes,sobre todo on "sonic temple" indispensable para cualquier amante del hard rock

From: Ribap Date: March 28, 2003 at 15:22
This album kicks ass! In my opinion this is the best Cult album, so much rock and roll in here. Lil devil is awesome, and what can i say about love removal machine pure hard rock. This album + sonic temple is The Cult at their best.

From: CHIRO Date: June 23, 2003 at 17:49
freddy de keyze maybe you need to take onother listened to it!!!!i tell you that if you like hard rock...you must love it!!!!

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From: Blue Charvel Date: June 23, 2003 at 18:43
CHIRO, don't waste your time arguing with the freddy de zzzzz's. Freddy doesn't really like hard rock, he prefers lots of keyboards and tragedy, etc. I think he's actually a closet Cure/Smiths/Morrissey fan to be quite honest. This is a killer album, worth the price of admission for the first side alone (yeah I'm old enough to own it on vinyl...). It still kicks.

From: Metal Pete Date: January 5, 2004 at 18:15
Easily their heaviest, ballsiest release. I remember reading that the Cult were very proud of this album, and disappointed in the negative reaction it got in some circles. They stole Zodiac Mindwarp's bassist to tour this cd. I love it through and through, a rock classic! 10!!

From: Kryiis Karl Date: January 6, 2004 at 3:23
A must have. One of the best stuff ever in the genre. Rick Rubin did a great job on this one as always. What I'd like to say is you can love The Cult as well as The Cure and The Smiths. What is disapointing on this site is these narrow-minded fights of words. It brings me back to the worst days when you had to choose what side you were on between Glam and Heavy. I like both and so many other things... These arguments are so boring and out of interest... Anyway this album is a killer one to me.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: January 8, 2004 at 14:57
Point taken KK, I made my point badly. What I was trying to say is that the aforementioned fellow has a preference for lighter music yet still loves to make flip comments about hard rock even though he doesn't really like hard rock. It would be like me making non-constructive comments (ala "Sorry, this is pure crap !! I don't want to spoil more words on it. Avoid like the plague !!!!!!") on AOR bands just because I happen to prefer rock. For the record I own a Smiths AND a Cure disc or two...

From: Kryiis Karl Date: January 17, 2004 at 6:51
BC thanks for the explanation. Was nothing personal against you, just a general feeling about the fact that it is a pity that some people are not able to like more than just one type of music. This is not your case if I understand your message. This said, I have no problems with people who don't share my points of view about this or that. It is so subjective sometimes. It happens that somehow you can't deny you enjoy a recording which you feel is obviously not that great, but you like it anyway.

From: Kryiis Karl Date: January 17, 2004 at 6:57
As for The Cult, I really love ELECTRCIC and CEREMONY but not that much SONIC TEMPLE though it is considered by many as their best. Could not say why exactly, that's just how I feel. That is my truth not THE truth. I really really enjoy hard rock, stoner, heavy and so on but there is a band not to miss that has nothing in common with this called GRANDDADY...out of place somehow here, but when music is great, it is great beyond the genres... See ya BC, take care.

From: Vpower Date: June 11, 2004 at 14:06
My favorite from the band, direct and smashing hard rock, never gives a second of rest, not cheap filling anywhere, just great song after great song. listen also to some version from this album in their compilation album 'rare cult' whit a new air & flavour and really worths it.Almost impossible to find something nowadays as this monster work.

From: Metalhead66 Date: October 1, 2004 at 10:39
The best AC/DC release not released by AC/DC!!!Wild flower,Peace dog....Very Good Raw Production...Ian kinda sounds like Jim Morrison.. A definite Must have!!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 10, 2005 at 6:39
Otro de mis bandas favoritas de Hard Rock y junto al sonic temple lo mejor de ellos, un clasico absoluto y la mejor version del Born to be wild que existira. indispensable para los amantes del hard rock. freddy de keyze = AOR of earlies 80, you don't like Hard Rock, what do you do here???

From: prowler Date: May 4, 2006 at 16:09
raw and rough. we can hear huge difference between this and two first releases. orginally 'electric' was mixed like 'love' (check 'peace album' included on 7 cds boxset 'rare cult'). good hard rock but for me too poor in expression.

From: Metal T Date: July 27, 2006 at 18:53
Flat-Out No Bullsh*t Raw Hard Rock! Has aged very well.Sounds just as good now as it did in '87.Plenty of attitude and thump.Crank it.

From: Fat Freddy Date: October 20, 2006 at 13:13
Here's where the Cult began to truly kick some ass. Rick Rubin's spotless production turned them from a bunch of directionally-confused Goth/Rock wanna be's into a superior hard rock force.

From: WookieEnthal Date: July 10, 2009 at 1:24
This is my favorite Cult disc. The best thing about this disc is there are no ballads!! YAY! It has such a gritty, no frills sound that is still refreshing to this day. Buy it!

From: pie75 Date: July 12, 2010 at 10:28
was this an ac/dc album or what yet another band jumping on their bandwagon not that there's anything wrong with that for this is a superb album wild flower,lildevil and love removal machine are just great rock songs i love this album

From: rockhardrock Date: January 18, 2011 at 13:53
probably my fave record from this british band. more sleazy and hard rockin' album than their predecesor. faves: love removal machine, lil' devil, wild flower and born to be wild.

From: Doug Date: January 18, 2011 at 18:39
If you don't like "Love Removal Machine," man you don't rock.

From: hair metal again Date: June 4, 2011 at 0:07
fantastic release by THE CULT, after the very good also love release.this is extremely different ,more hard rockin ,boogie ,full of billys great guitar solos.i think that rick rubin made a small miracle and help this fine band find its way to success!the songwriting is of the highest level :"wild flower","lil devil","love removal machine" are classics.this is essential

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 24, 2013 at 14:15
The Cult are kinda like Rush, in that they've never really made the same album twice. Electric is the crown jewel of the band's catalogg, all stripped-down and AC/DC-worshipping, but with the band's own spin on the formula. Duffy's riffs channel the Stones and the Young brothers fairly equally, only with an updated distortion bite, while Astbury shouts his frequently nonsensical lyrics ("Plastic fantastic lobster telephone," he says on "Aphrodisiac Jacket"). There's not really the layered guitars of Sonic Temple, or the polished vocal melodies either. This is rough and ready rock 'n' roll. A GREAT disc for driving.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 15, 2013 at 18:19
With this 3rd release The Cult became worldwide notorious i believe..."Lil Devil" defined what the band was all about and IMO this will always be their "song",the one that the crowd will be always cheering for ..."Aphrodisiac Jacket","Bad Fun"(rocks!),"Love Removal Machine","Outlaw" & "Memphis Hip Shake" are surely in my book of favorites as well...85/100

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