Electric Frankenstein – How To Make A Monster

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Just the fact that this boys from Jersey had been an influence for Hellacopters, Turbonegro and Backyard Babies should make you go straight and check out their entire discography.
Electric Frankenstein are considered the first band in the history of music that built it’s own website in 1991, even if it only contained a photo of the band, while the artwork of their 100(!) releases of albums, singles, EP’s, splits etc, as well as their posted where created by very important American underground artists like Coop, Kozik, Johnny Ace, Art Chantry, Dirty Donny, Peter Bagge.  “How To Make A Monster” turns 20 and it wasn’t even their first album. With six full-length releases under their belt already they were ready for their masterpiece, for their “Back In Black”.

The album sounds fresh and contemporary thanks to his frenetic punk energy flooding from each song. But, this is not a punk album, as this is not a punk band, but a cocktail of punk, rock’n’roll, hard rock and alternative shaken not stirred! This is the sound that brought the revival of rock’n’roll, or what some called “new rock”, because they didn’t have a clue and they wanted to put a tag on the record store shelves and make it more approachable to a generation that wanted nothing to do with the old.

One thing is for sure though, if you defy tags, names, genres etc and listening again classics like “Cut From the Inside”, “Speed Girl”, “Friction” and “Pretty Deadly” you will realize that the ‘90s didn’t kill rock music and that they had their share of good releases that can easily stand the test of time.