Electric Frankenstein

Listen Up, Baby!

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Considered by many Electric Frankenstein aficionados to be the definitive statement from the band, Listen Up Baby! was out-of-print after the demise of Man's Ruin records until TKO came along and not only reissued the EP, but fleshed out the original six tracks to a full-length. Technically, the material was culled from the split disc the band did with the Hookers in 1998; it has the same songs in the same order as on the original EP. The disc marked a return to the fold for original vocalist Steve Miller, and this lent a renewed enthusiasm to the band's usual, upbeat Ramones-meets-Heartbreakers-meets-Kiss couldn't-have-originated-anywhere-but-New-York retro-punk, and while a lot of the band's material does tend to sound similar, you could do a lot worse than start your Electric Frankenstein collection with this set.

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