Electric Frankenstein - Over 20 years, over 100 record releases, and more! EF has almost single-handedly returned rock to its most basic and savage roots, the way it was meant to be. They have been receiving international acclaim for their exciting brand of Punk Rock and Roll, done with the great intensity of such bands as the Stooges, MC5, Dead Boys, NY Dolls, Damned, Black Flag, Misfits, AC/DC, Kiss, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, etc. In addition to playing the most dynamic, ravenous, and menacing rock you've ever heard, EF recognizes the importance of integrity. From giving proper nods to the architects of street-level rock (Iggy and the Stooges, Dead Boys, AC/DC), to fiercely supporting DIY labels to their constant efforts to put fans first ahead of profit, EF is championing the cause to bring Rock back to the people and out of the hands of corporations. EF aren't young or pretty, and in case you haven't noticed neither is Real Rock & Roll. EF aren't here to be your girlfriend, they're here to ROCK! While stupid critics might say 'but, it's only rock n roll, its nothing new', EF fans are saying "Damn, right!" as they embrace the best of what's loud, fast, and rules from the last 30 years distilled down to one single organism. EF are one a mission to revitalize Rock & Roll and save people from the boredom of "alternative music". EF shows are intense, exciting, and inspiring.
EF have been well reviewed in such magazines as Kerrang, Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, Rock Sound, Alternative Press, Hit Parader, Seconds, Thrasher, Lollipop, Tail Spins, Rue Morgue, Maximum Rock N Roll, Flipside, Big Takeover, Paper, Aquarian Weekly, and countless European & Japanese magazines as well. NY Press picked EF as the "Best Punk Band in NYC". EF have received top 40 commercial radio airplay in the USA, Top 5-10 on many American college radio stations, and were Number One on Belgian, Finnish, and Swedish, etc., national radio. EF has even been picked by the Frankenstein Society as the bands representing the release of the Frankenstein commemorative stamp for the US Post Office. Not only are they one of the top most featured bands in the music press (currently #2 out of the Top 500!), but they have a loyal fan following in over 15 countries, with many bands citing EF as an influence and covering EF songs, and drawing thousands at music festivals internationally. EF's raw, powerful, and melodic Dead Boys meets AC/DC sound that has made them the Kings of High Energy Punk Rock N Roll!
EF has been on over 40 of the world's best indie record labels (Sub Pop, Man's Ruin, Estrus, Get Hip, Victory, Au-go-go, TKO, Junk, etc.), selling hundreds of thousands of records. They have appeared on many European music televison shows and have had their songs or artwork featured in many videogames, movies and tv shows, including X-Files, Dawson's Creek, Signs, American Psycho 2, Flophouse, Tony Hawks Underground, and the occasional porno flicks as well. EF have since their inception been touring the US, UK, and Europe; often as headliner, even doing a sold out show at the Fillmore in SF and played to thousands at European festivals. EF played the 1997 Warp tour. They plan to tour Japan and Australia soon. EF have played with Danzig, Monster Magnet, Marilyn Manson, Hole, Social Distortion, The Misfits, Dead Kennedys, Dictators, Poison Idea, SOD, Joe Strummer, The Dwarves, Nebula, Orange Goblin, Electric Wizard, Turbonegro, Hellacopters, and many more. One of Joey Ramone's favorites, EF can count many other bands as fans of their music as well (Jon Spencer, Metallica, Monster Magnet, etc.), and they have returned the favor via the popular "A Fistful of Rock & Roll" compilation series, produced by EF guitarist, Sal Canzonieri.
The EF invasion has begun with Dark Horse publishing a 160 page book on EF. In 2004, EF will have a world wide art gallery and book signing tour for the upcoming book, "Electric Frankenstein!", as well as two fantastic EF clothing lines being done by Sourpuss Clothing and Lucky 13 clothing, and EF skateboards, toys, and videogames in the works too!
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Electric Frankenstein is a four piece entity dedicated to playing loud, aggressive, and melodic Punk Rock and Roll music that recalls a time when people wrote real songs that were truly memorable. Songs that made a difference to your life once you heard them, changing your perspective forever. Remember the first time that you heard the Dead Boys, the Damned, the Ramones, the Weirdos, the Germs, the Avengers, the Misfits, Black Flag, or any of your other favorites? The World felt ready to explode! Everything else soon sounded like shit. Remember when the latest singles you bought meant so much that you got into fist fights with losers who made fun of "your music"? You kicked their ass. Well, that time is here now. With first such bands as Poison Idea, Dwarves, The Action Swingers, Lazy Cowgirls; next, New Bomb Turks, The Humpers, DGeneration, and now Electric Frankenstein, you have to come out of your little nest and once again feel the immanent chaos. Suddenly, its no longer safe; we're playing for keeps! Time to spell Rock with a capitol 'R' again, and don't forget the Roll! Like one of EFís songs says, "A Little Bit of Yesterday, A Whole Lot of the Future Now!".
Electric Frankenstein, like its namesake, is a monster that knows how to make trouble with electricity. It is composed of:
Steve Miller -- deranged undertaker, singer AND lead guitar player. He of the possessed stage-presence, his flexing vocal cords give voice to EF's thoughts. This guitar butcher lends his ripping leads, devastating hooks, and pounding chords with surgical precision, operating on the Electric Frankenstein audience's brain cells. He has also sung and played guitar in various punk rock & Roll bands such as Crash Street Kids, Dead Planet Babies, Cherry Thirteen, Lipstick Killers, Fagin's Choir, Screwball Review, and others.
Sal Canzonieri -- mad scientist and rhythm guitar player. His crashing chords, buzzsaw guitar sounds, and angry presence help shape the sound of Electric Frankenstein. Late of NYC space rock cult band, The Thing (1986 to 1992), he has also played in the Doom Patrol (early 80s hardcore punk) and Crimson Gash (metal/hard rock). He also plays in The Kungfu Killers (80s style old school hardcore punk) and Maggott SS (no wave death metal).
Dan Canzonieri -- rampaging maniac and bass player extraordinairre. With his breath-taking bass tones, bottom heavy jack-hammer notes, and menacing looks, he is ready to provide a firm foundation to Electric Frankenstein's rhythm section. He has previously played in various rock & roll and punk bands such as The Shadow Project/Christian Death, The Kungfu Killers, Kathedral, Empire Hideous, Melvis Kepper, among others.
Mike "Hot Rod" Lincoln -- maniac monster and drummer. His deadly twirling sticks and pulverizing foot pedal pound out the power beats necessary to mesmerize those that dare to listen, providing the booming thunder rhythms that awakens the discerning Electric Frankenstein listener. Has has played in Sticky (NYC punk rock & roll) and Like It (NYC glam pop rock). He also plays in Laughing Sky (NYC psychedelic rock), Bad Dog Bad (NJ hard rock metal), and The Victims (NJ 70s garage punk band on Plan 9 Records [The Mistfits label], and other bands.
Occasionally John Steele and Rob Sekcik (past drummer) fill in on drums and Bill Gill fills in on bass.
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