Electric Frankenstein

Burn Bright, Burn Fast

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Pulling from influences like the Dead Boys and AC/DC, Electric Frankenstein have survived 13 years creating mayhem in the underground. Emerging with Burn Bright, Burn Fast, the band scorches through 11 originals and a trio of covers with devastating precision. The title track -- a blistering garage punk anthem -- sets the disc alight with frontman Steve Miller's scratchy Bon Scott-like pipes dominating musical cannonballs like "Everything You've Got" and the sneering, jeering centerpiece, "Hey! (Kiss Your Life Goodbye)." The band's frantic cover of the Cars' staple "Candy-O" is top-notch, possibly usurping the original if that's possible, while the rhythmic stomp of "Gone to the Other Room" fuses the Sex Pistols with Urge Overkill. The title says it all: Burn Bright, Burn Fast. And that's just what these scene vets do.

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