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Funk and Glam = Electric Boys

Posted on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments19 Comments
Who remembers the Electric Boys?


The Swedish band formed in the late 80s and created songs that were funky, melodic and Glam. So yeah, they rule. Like, “All Lips n' Hips” might be one of the best songs ever. The band broke up years ago but reformed and now they are confirmed for the Sweden Rock cruise.


Have you seen the video for “All Lips n' Hips?” It's like a bizarre mash of big hair, scarves, dark lighting and a Marrakesh-like color palette.


Boy, if bands made songs like “All Lips n' Hips” these days, the world would have a lot less problems. The good news is that the Electric Boys are putting finishing touches on a new album – and I can't wait.


This talk of “All Lips n' Hips” makes me realize I need to add the song to my workout mix. It's definitely great music to move to!


Reader Comments (19)

I remember this...liked it when it came out although I never did buy the cd. Cool to hear it again.
January 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteri'mtheone
Happy New Year to all and Al, especially, today, as you are doing so much for Glam Metal with this KILLER site!

Now you are leading us into The New Year ever so fearlessly to Bring Back Glam now even more than ever in 2011!

And what better way to kick it off than with the fabulous Electric Boys!

I have all of the Electric Boys' albums. My fave is 1994's "Freewheelin'".

The standout track is "Mountains And Sunsets" but the whole thing is quite excellent. Not a dud on the whole album.

And it was recorded at Abbey Road Studios!

And if you can find the ultra rare Music For Nations reissue, you will get their ultra killer cover of Ram Jam's classic "Black Betty" which Electric Boys absolutely torch!

Another thing to hunt down is their self titled 12" EP from the "Freewheelin'" sessions which contains another non-lp cut...

A stunning cover of The Beatles' "Why Don't We Do It In The Road".

A couple of other cool things about this EP is that it has a cool shot of The Boys on the label and, even better, it's on clear vinyl with their ever so cool logo etched over the clear plastic of the record itself!

I stumbled on my copy at the awesomely cool and retro-chic indy record store, "Rock'n'Roll Heaven" in Orlando, Florida.

I urge you to hunt one down. You will not be disappointed!

Here's to 2011! The year to Electrify the World even more with great bands like Electric Boys leading the mission to Bring Back Glam!
January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Always loved this tune.The bottom end of it (bass and drums) makes me wanna smash my head against the wall it grooves that hard. Lol
January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Saw them live last year and they rocked just as hard as back in the day!
Metalboy! mentioned a couple of rare tracks, I can also recommend the b-side from Electrified called Do the Dirty Dog and their first 7" Get Nasty.
Their debut album came out in Sweden first, then they re-released it with five new tracks (removing five old ones in the process) produced by Bob Rock.
January 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersnoot
I always dug these guys. Both early records are damn good. I heard they have a new one and are re-united. That would be pretty awesome.
January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Thanks for the tip, Snoot!

Happy Nu Metal Year to you, Gary, Kenny O and Imtheone!

I look forward to seein' The Electric Boys this year, even if it means going to Europe! (I have a dream of travelling Europe and catchin' a ton of bands that rarely get over here like Treat, Reckless Love, Dynazty, The Poodles, Crash Diet, etc. and et al! And that means theez Boyz if they don't make it over soon!)
January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Remember them? Hell, I listened to my Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride CD about 2 weeks ago.
January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGreg
If you guys like 'em, see if you can hunt down Slyboy, "Brownbaggin' In Funkytown" from 1991.

Glam Metal with a funky twist.

You will love it!
January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Gotta be in the Top 10 strip club rock songs.
January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHayseed
Great song, with an unforgettable riff. The whole U.S. version of "Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride" was a great record. There's also a few great tunes that are only on the European version, like "Hallelujah, I'm On Fire".
January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
YEAH GREAT BAND, FREEWEELIN THEIR BEST CD
January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterALEXX
Hear Hear, Alexx!
January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
And I was thinkin' the same thing, Hayseed!, hahaha!!!

It's also good to know there are two versions of Funk-O-Metal out there as I want to get a hold of everyone of this awesome band's songs. Thanx, Ace.

Happy Metal Year to you guys!
January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Not a problem, Metalboy! ,
Here's a link to the cover of the European version:
http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/les%20goupes/E/Electric%20Boys/Funk-o-Metal%20Carpet%20Ride/Funk-o-Metal%20Carpet%20Ride.jpg

And the track listing for it:

01. Psycedelic Eyes
02. All Lips 'n' Hips
03. Who Are You
04. Electrified
05. Freaky Funksters
06. Hallelujah I'm On Fire
07. Cheek to Cheek (In a Moonlit World)
08. Get Nasty
09. Party Up
10. Funk-o-Metal Carpet Ride

and here's the track listing for the DGC Records version that was released in the U.S.

1. Psycedelic Eyes
2. All Lips ‘n’ Hips
3. The Change
4. If I Had A Car
5. Captain Of My Soul
6. Rags To Riches
7. Cheek To Cheek
8. Electrified
9. Who Are You
10. Into The Woods

There was also an early version of "Hips & Lips" in the 1988 movie "FEDS" , & the song is available on it's soundtrack. Happy hunting!

ACE
January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
I have never really heard of these guys until now. I will have to dig up some more.

- Spence of takeiteasykeepitsleazy.com
January 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterspence
Hey, thanks so much, Ace.

Great to see how different theez two versions are. I'm gonna score the Euro version asap.

Also FEDS! I'm curious to see how the two versions of "All Hips" are different.

Hey, man, I'm tellin' ya...

Ace and all you cats, get Slyboy (not Slyboyz), if you can find it. Their album, "Brownbaggin' In Funkytown" is every bit just as good as anything Electric Boys have done and you can see how much I love the Electric Boys.
January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
There's also an Abba tribute out there where they do a mean version of "King Kong Song".
January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersnoot
lips and hips is a great song, theres nothin else worth listening after that its like goin over a cliff in terms of quality i bought the cassette when it came out thinkin this is gonna b great what a disappointment never played any song again besides lips n hips, tape free to a good home lol
January 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
Glam Rocker Arch! Check out "Freewheelin'", bro. It's their best! They chucked all the funk by the time they put it out and just rock out like you wouldn't believe on it! K-I-L-L-E-R!
January 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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