When you first hit play on a track from an underground artist such as Electric Peace you never quite know what to expect. Turns out, it was probably the best soundscape a fan of the Cramps could encounter. Whilst Electric Peace ran with their own brand of Post Punk Psychedelia, the filthy rolling and grinding riffs were all there infused with the perfect touch of Psychobilly.
The absolute powerhouse of musicians has recently released their latest compilation album ‘Greatest Hits 1981-1985 (Sonic Remix)’. And my God, it’s like stepping back into a more raucous time, where rock was still allowed to be sultry, chaotic and a little bit insane. The authentic feel to the album probably has a lot to do with the fact the original was digitally mastered back in 1985 by the Los Angeles Punks. I for one am eternally grateful that they did.
You can check out Electric Peace’s remastered album by heading over to Spotify now, there are 15 electrifyingly cataclysmic tracks for you to sink your teeth into.
Review by Amelia Vandergast