Beggars UK - Ada
Release date
7 Mar 2000
Running length
11 tracks
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1 Wild Flower 3:36 45,009
2 Peace Dog 3:35 19,633
3 Lil' Devil 2:44 35,847
4 Aphrodisiac Jacket 4:11 17,362
5 Electric Ocean 2:49 17,575
6 Bad Fun 3:34 21,946
7 King Contrary Man 3:12 15,637
8 Love Removal Machine 4:16 68,559
9 Born to Be Wild 3:55 18,470
10 Outlaw 2:52 14,829
11 Memphis Hip Shake 1:53 11,305

About this album

Electric is the pivotal third album by The Cult. Released in 1987, the album marked a deliberate stylistic change in the band from a Gothic rock to a hard rock band. Rick Rubin, the producer on Electric, had been specifically hired to remake the band’s sound in an effort to capitalize on the popularity of hard rock and heavy metal in the 1980s. The album was featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

After the breakthrough success of their second album, Love, the Cult began working on a follow-up with producer Steve Brown. In the summer of 1986, they recorded twelve tracks at the Manor Studio in Oxfordshire. These recordings, which came to be known as the Manor Sessions, were to make up a new album, tentatively entitled Peace. However, upon completion of the recording sessions, the band decided that they were unhappy with the sound, and began to look for a new producer.

The band went on to choose Rick Rubin, who was known for producing albums for hip hop artists and thrash metal band Slayer. These new recordings, with a slightly different track-list and running order, became the album that was released.

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    So wonderful to see Ian n Billy n the lads play last nite at The Roundhouse. Great set.

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • MathianSim

    One of the greatest Rock records ever, complete with monumental hits & a shitty cover (that becomes a tacky drunken sing-along track when you play the album over & over)

    29 Sep 2012 Reply
  • RaiqueThrasher

    Their best

    2 Jul 2012 Reply
  • ruinedtwo

    Start to finish...excellent. Period.

    30 May 2012 Reply
  • silverlage

    Stopped listening to them when this album came out...took me this long to get into Hard Rock...t7b

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
  • wizzxx

    Wild Flower!

    14 Jan 2012 Reply
  • thompsonjohn

    "apart from the dreadful Steppenwolf cover. don't know what they were doing with that one." Probably Rick Rubin's genius idea.

    1 Dec 2011 Reply
  • NevertheMachine


    1 Sep 2011 Reply
  • ferfolete

    Wonderfull band of rock.

    11 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Rev1205

    awesome. apart from the dreadful Steppenwolf cover. don't know what they were doing with that one.

    3 May 2010 Reply
  • Lizet76TheCult

    The major , The Best, The only group and warm voice for Ian Astbury!!!

    27 Apr 2010 Reply
  • ArnTheDuck

    Etheral stuff - listening to this today is a reminder on how good rock really can be, and THIS was put out in the stinking pastell-colored and permanented 80s. It came out just as I was young and confused and had my hiphop-period in life, but it still rocked my heart.

    1 Jan 2010 Reply
  • raulpitt

    mamma mia que album mas cojonudo, este es sin duda el mejor de los cult, the best

    9 Nov 2009 Reply
  • ToneLeMoan

    Pales in comparison to Love and Sonic Temple but filled a niche nicely back in '87. I remember buying it on release day in 1987 from HMV, Oxford Street and eagerly stuffing it into my Walkman on the bus home. The dry as bone, hard as nails riff of Wild Flower starts; WTF is this? It was The Cult but not as we knew it Jim! After about half a track I'd forgiven them and The Cult were my favourite band ever, again.

    16 Oct 2009 Reply
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    10 Oct 2009 Reply
  • DookieMestrebug

    AWEASOME ALBUM *-* One of my favs of all times... Wild Flower, Lil' Devil, Aphrodisiac Jacket, Outlaw, Love Removal Machine, Born To Be Wild... *o*

    5 Sep 2009 Reply
  • WayneBirch

    Still a great listen after all these years [2] ... Corker of an album

    29 May 2009 Reply
  • cslhclan

    still a great listen after all these years...can't remenber how many shows i went to on this tour but they were tip top rock n fuckin roll epics

    22 Mar 2009 Reply
  • kozlotura

    Lil' Devil !! Born to be Wild(of Steppenwolf)

    3 Mar 2009 Reply
  • n_varela

    One of the best Hard-Rock albums of all times

    15 Feb 2009 Reply
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