The Plugz

Electrify Me

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While the seminal 1979 debut from the Plugz is usually characterized as a punk record, the L.A. band actually strives to embrace the scope of rock & roll on Electrify Me. Built on a sound which spikes a strong pop sensibiity with punk fury, singer Tito Larriva and his band draw on their Hispanic heritage for an anthemic cover of "La Bamba" while exploring reggae on the title cut; there are even some folky touches here as well. And as for punk, both "Revolution" and "Alienation" burn white-hot.

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