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Sweden’s Electric Boys were one of the first and most celebrated purveyors of the short-lived funk metal phenomenon of the late ’80s and early ’90s. Led by charismatic singer and guitarist Conny Bloom and with a splash of beatle-esque pop-psychedelia, the quartet garnered rave reviews and built an impressive following in Europe & America. Their creative juices were also quickly spent, causing the band to disintegrate into obscurity after only three albums.

In 1988, Conny Bloom formed Electric Boys with bassist Andy Christell in Stockholm. After scoring a significant domestic hit with their first single, “All Lips ‘N’ Hips,” the group completed their line-up with guitarist Franco Santunione and powerhouse drummer Niclas Sigevall and set to work on their first album, 1989’s critically acclaimed FUNK-O-METAL CARPET RIDE. Signed to Atco by former Kerrang! scribe/ turned A&R man Derek Oliver, the band took Europe and the U.K. by storm with their extremely funky retro-hard rock sound and gaudy psychedelic look. The debut album was a success in Europe, and they picked up a strong following in Britain, where as well as headlining small clubs they supported Thunder.

The band was developing fast and so was Conny’s songwriting. In 1990 producer du jour Bob Rock was brought in to record 5 new tracks prior to release stateside. The video for “All Lips N’ Hips” was placed in daytime heavy rotation by American MTV for many weeks and ended up on the Billboard chart at #16.The album went to #90 and the band followed up the success with tours in Europe and America.

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  • Wizz21

    Still so underrated, their new album "Starflight United" is great!

    25 Apr 2:10pm Reply
  • Lotvs

    Hey, when is a new album coming?

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Re-Kramer

    Great band, I'd even say one of a kind. It's a shame they haven't got as much attention as they deserved.

    23 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Doc_Funk

    Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride has BEEN my personal Album of the Year SINCE 1990!! Heh heh.

    9 Mar 2012 Reply
  • radiobig

    I used to choose a personal Album of The Year from the years 1980 to 2005, "Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride" was my choice back in 1990. Excellent blend of hard rock, funk, metal with a pop edge. This album should have been huge.

    11 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Metallslave

    Added a new photo: http://www.lastfm.se/music/Electric+Boys/+images/67021526

    27 Jul 2011 Reply
  • soldier94

    Läs recensionen av Electric Boys spelning i Svedala på www.nevertooloud.se ;)

    16 Jul 2011 Reply
  • soldier94

    Läs recensionen på Electric Boys senaste skiva, And Them Boys Done Swang, på www.nevertooloud.se :)

    9 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Miss_Shaddix

    <3

    23 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Vandaloo0

    NisseEriksson is absolutely right...this band is awesome and much to much underrated!

    28 Nov 2010 Reply
  • NisseEriksson

    Only 73 675 listens, that is pathetic. Let´s get them more scrobbles, they deserve that. Way underrated is what the Electric Boys are.

    1 Oct 2010 Reply
  • BeyondTheHorror

    Just checked em up cause i'm gonna see them next weekend at rockweekend. Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride was really good. Better then expected =)

    30 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Larssonboy

    holy shit, my new favourite band and I'm going to see them tomorrow with Alice Cooper, Sweet! :D

    13 Dec 2009 Reply
  • johnny8ball

    A few standout tracks IMHO, March Of The Spirits, Psychedelic Eyes, Mary, Dying To Be Loved, Bed Of Roses and Sky On Fire. I can imagine they'd be incredible live though.

    14 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Monsan

    Saw them live yesterday, they were awesome.

    12 Sep 2009 Reply
  • mrlee192

    i finally got to see them live a few weeks back in the England. It was a dream come true

    18 Jul 2009 Reply
  • TheCultofMange

    Get Nasty!

    10 Jul 2009 Reply
  • The_Thomas

    Let's join Funclub Of Fuckin' Funny Metal! Yeah babe, do that for me!

    9 Jul 2009 Reply
  • m0ggy

    Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride is one of the top ten albums ever! Amazingly underrated band. They totally rocked at Debaser 27/5 2009!

    29 May 2009 Reply
  • LaGGe094

    WOW Really underrated yess Maximum awesomeness :)

    2 Mar 2009 Reply
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