On November 30th, I returned to the Live Rooms for the swedish Electric Boys who were touring the UK for the 25th anniversary of their release Groovus Maximus.
Beth Blade and The Beautiful Disaster were the only support act on the night and the Cardiff quartet wasted no time in introducing their highly energetic set of melodic hard rock. Beth had great vocals and great stage presence whilst assuring the crowd that she does not bite. Check out "Bad Habit".
Although the Electric Boys found most of their success with their debut album "Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride" in 1989, the more mature and ambitious "Groovus Maximus" did not get the credit it deserved at the time back in 1992, just when grunge was wiping out most of our hard rock bands.
They played the album in its entirety and in no particular order, starting the proceedings with the great instrumental "March Of The Spirits". For the encore, the guys came back with the funky "Electrified", the newer "Dishes" and by then everyone were off the ground joining Conny Bloom with the crowd-pleaser "All Lips 'N' Hips". A spotless performance of funky hardrock, Conny Bloom was simply magnetic with a particular mention to drummer Niklas Sigevall who underpinned the whole groove thang...