And therein lies the main charm of Electric Eel Shock's upcoming U.S. debut, Electric Eel Shock Go U.S.!: the hilariously broken English lyrics. "I'm sorry I can't speak English well, but I wanna sing this song for you guys!" "My God is early Black Sabbath. Every day, every night, I like Ramones!" "I never gonna give it up. I gonna eat it up!" In-friggin'-deed!
While not the exploding fuzz-storm of Japanese punk demolitionists Guitar Wolf, Electric Eel Shock exhibits the universal attributes of seemingly all Japanese rock bands: an ocean-deep reservoir of energy, a healthy respect for leaving extraneous electrical noise in the mix, and a ridiculously manic, wall-bouncing live show. Not the catchiest stuff in the world, even numbing by disc's end, but a welcome departure from Gearhead's sometimes rote hot-rod punk.