Those Band Reunions Just Keep On Comin’
Anyone out there remember Sweden’s Electric Boys?
You do? Well, the good news is that they’ve reunited and will be playing the Sweden Rock Festival this coming June.
Here’s the skinny…
Electric Boys’ debut Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride was, we hear, ‘an unprecedented thing’ on the Swedish hard rock scene in 1989.
The blend of heavy rock and funk, influenced by Aerosmith as well as The Beatles, was quite different from both dominant sub-genres at the time – i.e. hair metal and thrash.
The following year, a somewhat different version of the album saw an international release, and the song All Lips N’ Hips got noticed – well, internationally.
After one more album, Groovus Maximus (1992), guitarist Franco Santunione and drummer Niclas Sigewall jumped ship, but singer/guitarist Conny Bloom and bassist Andy Christell reorganised the band for the release of a third album, Freewheelin’ (1994).
Sadly, the story ended there, and Conny and Andy rose to even greater fame with Hanoi Rocks (RIP).
Now, however, the long-anticipated Electric Boys reunion is finally a reality – and with all the original members, no less.
For a glimpse of Electric Boys in the heyday, check out the video here. (…And no, despite what you might think, it’s NOT the The Darkness.)
For more details about the Sweden Rock Festival, go here.
Hmm… which band will be next to hit the reunion trail? Post your comments – or your wish list – below!