Electric Boys (SWE)
The Electric Boys are a band founded in Sweden in 1988. In 1989, the band’s debut album Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride, including a revamped version of “All Lips and Hips” was a success in Europe, and they picked up a strong following in Britain, where, as well as headlining small clubs, they supported Thunder.
When headlining Newcastle upon Tyne, Riverside club, the band were joined on stage by the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis, who were performing in the same venue at around the same time. The following year, the album was released in America, where they also became moderately successful, thanks to the singles “All Lips and Hips” and “Psychedelic Eyes”.
However, the follow-up album Groovus Maximus did not emerge until 1992, by which time grunge had swept all before it and the album was overall inferior to the debut. By the end of an American tour to promote it supporting Mr. Big, the band had lost Santunione and Sigevall and both North American and European record deals. Outgoing members were replaced by former Mogg drummer Thomas Broman and Martin Thomander (second guitar) and this line up released the band’s third album, Freewheelin’ on the Music For Nations label in Britain.
The band reformed in 2009 and released “And Them Boys Done Swang” in 2011.
On March 24, 2018, they released a new single, “Suffer”, which was paired with a 2014 live recording of “All Lips n’ Hips.” They are currently working on a follow up to their 2014 album, Starflight United, which is crowdfunded on Pledge Music for release in August 2018. The album, called “The Ghost Ward Diaries” was released in November 2018.