Miami's Electric Bunnies Offer More Garage Punk Madness

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The Electric Bunnies
Chewing Gum
(Florida’s Dying Records)

The Electric Bunnies’ music makes me feel like I’m beating off to pornography while my wife sleeps in the same room. Good thing I ain’t married and can enjoy the Electric Bunnies in public. Wow! It’s a solid follow-up to the Eskimo 7”. This four track, vinyl only, EP is an excellent example of the Miami garage punk rock that the Bunnies are known for creating. Brothers Thomas (drums) and Victor B. (guitar) return with front-man Eldys D. (bass) as the trio offer up more psychedelic goodies.

The record opens with the title track paired with “Love Radiation” and it’s the kind of fuzzed distortion that puts them somewhere between the 13th Floor Elevators and the C.A. Quintet with elements of the tropical psychedelia of Venezuela’s Los Pets. The grooves are tight and the energetic, foot stomping, finger snappin’ rock here is as pure as free love was before HIV/AIDS showed up. Flip this sucker like a turtle and you’ll get knocked out with the gangsta thrash punk bizarreness of “Super Fluorescent Hippo Flashback” that takes the normalcy of their (believe me) rather inane day jobs and makes life exciting for what seems like forty-five seconds. “The Stranger” is remarkably creepy in both tone and execution proving that they can be happy happy fun fun on one side, but down and dirty on the reverse.

- Abel Folgar



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