THE CULT “ELECTRIC” (performed by "Plastic Fantastic Lobster Telephone" (PFLT))
Electric is the third album by British rock band The Cult, released in 1987. It was the follow-up to their commercial breakthrough Love. The album equalled its predecessor’s chart placing by peaking at number four in the UK but exceeded its chart residency, spending a total of 27 weeks on the chart (the most successful run for an album by The Cult).
PFLT “Plastic Fantastic Lobster Telephone” brings you Cult’s “Electric”
Coming off several years as Black Sabbath II: The Resurrection, Chicago’s most storied purveyors of seminal doom rock are recreating themselves as The Cult!
They will be performing the seminal rock masterpiece “Electric” in it’s entirely, as well as several other Cult classics, and hope to bring the same ferocity to this as they did to Sabbath’s “Paranoid” album.
The band is:
Steve Cavanaugh – gtr Jimmy Kerwin – drums Mat Lombardi – bass Lyle Zimmerman – vox
With decades of work together in various bands and projects, these guys find themselves in the enviable position of doing whatever the hell they want to do. That might explain the insanity of pulling the plug on BSII:tR.
The Sabbath tribute was well received all over the city and suburbs. Focusing on early Sabbath, but playing it with the precision of a more mature Sabbath, their shows always left the audience swooning over what they had just seen.
“We could have carried on”, says Steve, the leader of this motley crew, “but we felt that we had accomplished as much as we could playing those songs. We had no intention of moving into the later material, so the decision to move on was made.” During discussions over beer and peanuts, the choice was made to attack The Cult.
The instrumentation is made for this core of players. While Lyle was more than equipped to take on the great Oz Ozzy, the more flamboyant vocal stylings of Cult play right into his wheelhouse. With Steve nailing Billy Duffy’s massive snarling riffs and solos, and Jimmy and Mat holding down the pile driving rhythm section, this version of Electric should be something that would make Ian’s mother proud.
Bassist Lombardi quips, “I really love the tribute concept. I have been working on originals since I was a kid, and had little use for doing covers. However, This project allows us to really study the music. Get into the heads of the players, and bring an authenticity to our renditions of the music. We would not do this unless we thought it would be as good as the actual band.” “so, like, 26-inch bass drum…”, added Kerwin.
Hard work, and too much time on their hands. The next version of the next version. PFLT brings you Cult’s “Electric”. Coming to a club near you.
DAVID BOWIE “THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS” (performed by Mars Attrax)
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (often shortened to Ziggy Stardust) is the fifth studio album by English musician David Bowie, which is loosely based on a story of a fictional rock star named Ziggy Stardust.
Performed by Mars Attrax https://www.facebook.com/marsattrax