Guana Batz

Electra Glide in Blue

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Yet another release by the indefatigable British psychobilly combo the Guana Batz, Electra Glide in Blue proffers more of the rootsy same: singer Pip Hancox's wild-eyed bray of a voice riding on top of Stuart Osbourne's reverb-soaked lead guitar twang and Sam Sardi's woody slap bass. Tongue-in-cheek songs like the meta "Spector Love" and the galloping "Take a Rocket" sound as fun and unpretentious as ever, and the band charges along throughout the brief, breathless album. Originally released in 1990 (and reissued by the Harry May label in 2005 as part of a comprehensive reissue campaign), Electra Glide in Blue proved to be the final album by the original lineup of the Guana Batz, but it was an admirable swan song.

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