Electric Eel Shock
“Hello, we are the tour band from Tokyo, Japan, named Electric Eel Shock.” So begins one of the most entertaining press releases in music history. Although fractured English provides some of this document’s charm, the group’s amusing album (Maybe … I Think We Can Beat Nirvana) and song titles (“Do the Metal”) prove it has mastered the words that count. Like most revving-to-go garage bands, EES has played South By Southwest and toured with hot rods such as the Datsuns and D4, but this trio sets a new standard for high-voltage scuzzy thrash. To paraphrase Wesley Willis, these Electric Eels could give you the shock of your life.