"Electric Frankenstein plays straight forward rock n roll with a
punkish vibe. These guys seem mean & dirty. I hope MTV never
catches on to them! They are no doubt the best rock band today. This is
authentic rock music unlike the garbage those Kid Rock types try to
pass off as the real deal!"
- Steven McGuire,
"I clearly remember the
first time I saw Electric Frankenstein. It was 1996,
I was 16 years old and had to lie and weasel my way into the bar where
were playing. Little did I know, was about to get punched in the face
some of the most action packed, pure as hell rock and roll music I
ever get to witness first hand. Goddamn, a punch in the face
never felt so
good. That was the same year I bought the Stooges "Raw Power" album.
year. Do you remember the first time you ever heard "Search and
You heard that song, and you were like.. "Holy shit! Do I wanna fight,
I wanna fuck?" That's what happened to me the second EF started
With my mouth hanging open, my hands gone numb, and my blood
was witnessing Rock and Roll... the real shit, and it was intense. Very
bands have ever moved me in that way. In an era of pop-punk sensations,
robo-bullshit, and soulless *singer-songwriter* rock... Somewhere in
York City, Electric Frankenstein is bringing us back to a time when
roll was dirty and full of pure adrenaline. We can no longer see the
can't see the Dead Boys. But we sure as hell can see Electric
I suggest you do so."
- Anne Helvis,
doing a zine with my friend and becoming increasingly jaded by
the generic ‘pop’ punk and even worse metal-core that seemed to have
taken over the scene. What I wanted was something fresh, something with
spirit, something that electrified me again.
We got the UK version of ‘Action High’ to review, and suddenly my
enthusiasm for not just Punk, but genuine ass kickin’ Rock n Roll was
rejuvenated. Damn was this good! From the opening title track to the
Crime cover finale – this was the King of Punk, 100% prime RnR beef,
the Real Deal.
10 years on and EF just keep getting better. Each album a sonic
blast of TNT fuelled ROCK that makes you want to punch the air and
For me Punk never really recovered. The pop punk pap became the
norm and then we got nu-metal. Each to his own I guess, but if you want
to feel that buzz, that gut churning feeling you only get when you here
music played from the heart, by people who really mean it, then you
need to check out Electric Frankenstein. The Time is Now.
- Ian Pickens,
"What can you
A bunch of guys up on stage, living it. No pretentious bullshit. Not
just playing... working. Working to keep punk rock alive. Working to
keep rock alive. In the pay to play world we live in, full of force fed
"punk" and pop "stars" we have these guys. Showing it's not about how
old you are... how pretty you are in your pierced up face and $100
outfit... or how many magazines or lunchboxes or action figures you
sell that makes you successful. It's all about heart. About the loyalty
between the band and the true fans. Not followers like with other
bands. An Electric Frank fan equals 100 mindless followers. That's
because they do it themselves. They know who there are, and they know
how to run the ship. There is no filter. There is no filler. Just pure,
raw, uncompromising rock. They've shown you how to do it. Now start
your own fucking band!"
- Tim G.,
"E.F. and especially Sal has given me a possibility to be a recording
artist in USA and in various other countries. It was nothing but luck
that Sal found our songs from mp3.com and forwarded us up to Devil Doll
Records who finally signed us and we got a chance to release 2 of our
first albums through them.
This kind of help is not common in any business, people tend to think
that if someone else makes it through their own stuff may get put
E.F. has proved that this ain't what they're thinking by taking a big
role in a "Fistful of Rock n' Roll" mailing list created to help
unsigned & indie bands with their careers.
I hope that I'm able to return the favor to someone else in the music
business, EF doesn't need my help but there are thousands of unsigned
bands who're looking for help and that's what I'm going to do if it's
- Tuomo Lindholm,
Tornio, Lapland, Finland
"Electric Frankenstein makes me want to personally throw justin
timberlake into a rusty meat grinder"
"Your records are great. I blast them all the time on my record player
because that's how you sound the best. Me and my friends we love
nothing more than skating some pool and drinking a nice hefeweizen
while listening to your music. It's amped and makes you want to take on
the fuckin' world but at the same time it has inspired my own writing
in lyrics and in rhythm guitar for my band Anal Leakage. Your just a
powerhouse to be reckoned with and I hope to see you guys or even sit
and have a beer with ya guys the next time your out in Southern
- Dave Bergschneider,
Southern California, USA
"The best EF cd i have is How to Make a Monster. I love the feel, rock
and punk. You guys have an awsome sound."
- Aaron Scumbag,
"For those about to rock... Electric
Frankenstein salutes you!
This combo must have been breastfed with their copies of "Raw Power" by
Iggy and The Stooges holding their mother's milk. They destroy any
pretext of a quiet evening at home... God bless 'em."
- Amazon.com customer,
For Anyone who has never had the Chance to Hear hear Electric Frankenstein...what a shame. To Hear them 'Live' is truly an an experience that one would have to witness. In short, these guys can play. They will kick the ASS of any, so called Metal-Hard rock wanna be's playing Nationally today.
Guys are for real. What I cannot understand is
that - many band's that are supposed to be Rock N'
Roll Hard asses or classed as "Heavy" can't seem to produce
a CD as Compelling as "How to Make a Monster". Gee, I wonder why!!
I really Dig that Disc, artwork aside. It's a Great CD for sure.
No Doubt one of my Favorite's.
Electric Frankenstein Play 'Live' is just
"WAY-COOL". Their Vocalist and
Lead Guitar - Steve has got more Voice and
"RIP-SHIT" guitar licks than you could ever Imagine. That dude can
Play. Bill on Bass has got some Cool Bass lines of his
own. John on Drums is the Glue, with great
back-up Vocals and Thunderous ear shattering sounds. Lastly,
Sal Canzonieri is the Catalyst of this Band. Don't be
fooled by Sal's Subtleness. He know's exactly what
he's doing. He's a great Ryhthm-Lead Player with his
Marshall 4-12 Crankin'-out the Jam's.
My question is this...WHY AREN'T THESE GUYS
HEADLINING SOMEWHERE and WHY
AREN'T THEIR TUNES ON THE RADIO ???...It's so sad to see what Popular
Radio has become, to the point of excluding bands like Electric
Frankenstein. Guys, your time will come. I just wish
a radio program director, somewhere, anywhere would grow some
Ball's, and Play your stuff on the air, giving you the
attention you truly deserve. Electric Frankenstein is the Best.
You Guys are the best.
BTW, Thanks for the
TEE- shirt Man. I luv it. Just wore it to Cedar
Point amusement Park. Shit, I had at least 4-5 dudes walk
up to me and say..."fuckin' A -
Man" and how much they dig you guys. So Yeah, there
are folk's out there who're HIP to your stuff.
- John Tomczak