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Electric Eels

Band, 1972-1975 US, Cleveland

The Electric Eels (stylized as electric eels, in reference to e. e. Cummings) were an American protopunk band active between 1972 and 1975, formed by John Morton in Cleveland, Ohio.Electric Eels played only five public shows, but during their brief existence they earned a reputation locally for being angry, confrontational and violent. They were notorious for starting fights with audiences which drew police attention; members were also abusive to each other off-stage.[citation needed] Their style was a discordant, noisy amalgam of hard garage rock and free jazz. Stiv Bators, the singer of The Dead Boys was particularly influenced by the vocal styling and stage presence of Dave "E" McManus. While the eels didn't play many shows, they rehearsed often, eventually making many recordings which

PortraitAnton Fier
dr, perc *1956 US
PortraitJim Jones
PortraitJamie Klimek
g, voc
Paul Marotta
g, key
PortraitJohn Morton
g, voc *1953 US
PortraitBrian McMahon
g, voc
PortraitDave E. McManus
voc, cl US
PortraitNick Stephanoff
dr *1958 US
Popular Tracks   
Agitated on Die Electric Eels by Electric Eels
Jaguar Ride on Die Electric Eels by Electric Eels
Agitated on Soul Jazz Records Presents PUNK 45: Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! The American Nation Destroys Its Young - Underground Punk in the United States of America, Vol. 1 1973-1980 by Various Artists
Accident on Die Electric Eels by Electric Eels
Splitterty Splat on Die Electric Eels by Electric Eels
Cyclotron on Die Electric Eels by Electric Eels
You're Full of Shit on Die Electric Eels by Electric Eels
Sewercide on Die Electric Eels by Electric Eels
Refrigerator on Die Electric Eels by Electric Eels
Splittery Splat on Soul Jazz Records Presents Punk 45: Extermination Nights in the Sixth City - Cleveland, Ohio: Punk and the Decline of the Mid-West 1975-82 by Various Artists

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
AccidentElectric Eels2014Single
Die Electric EelsElectric Eels2014Compil.
Jaguar RideElectric Eels2014Single
The Eyeball Of HellElectric Eels2001Album
The Beast 999 Presents The Electric Eels In Their Organic Majesty's RequestElectric Eels1998Compil.
Those Were Different Times: Unreleased Cleveland Recordings 1973-1976Mirrors / Electric Eels / The Styrenes1997Compil.
God Says Fuck YouElectric Eels1991Album
Having A Philosophical Investigation With The Electric EelsElectric Eels1989Album
Spin Age Blasters / BunniesElectric Eels1981Single
Agitated / CyclotronElectric Eels1978Single
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