Love Buzz Harmony: The Retroarchives
- Artist: Electrik
- Format: CD
- Release Date:8/2/2005
ELECTRIK -- Love Buzz Harmony: The Retroarchives is now available!! The Retroarchives features the original 7 songs found on the SOLD-OUT limited edition 1993 EP, 'Love Buzz Harmony,' plus the near-impossible to find 1989 3-song cassette EP 'Shine Candy Shine.' BUT WAIT! There's more!... 2 newly recorded songs 'Count It Joy' and 'Daisy' are included as Ultra-Bonus tracks! Here's the story... Picture an enormous, black, stone cauldron of swirling Tab®, bubbling over as four pop rockers, pour in bag after bag of Pop Rocks® . It's the back room of your local Goodwill thrift store, and there's a non-stop party mix of Kiss, Cheap Trick, The Cult, and Elton John being piped in through the dilapidated overhead speakers. In the park out front, there's a family picnic in full swing, where the Munsters are engaged in a potato sack race with the Brady's and the Partridges, while Speed and Trixie are in deep Trivial Pursuit with Jasmine and Ariel. Forming Bubble Gum Kid Records in the late 80's, Benjamin, Eddie, Jett and Michael were to join forces for the first time. Their mission : to take pop culture by storm. Bright, shocking, powerful, sizzling and stimulating, the first project would follow in the footsteps of such luminaries as Led Zepplin, Del Leppard, and the Beattles, by purposefully choosing to mispell their name 'electrik'. It was music to smile by. Happy songs, with a high-energy bop beat. Contrast this with moody, introspective, and dark compositions that explored the nether regions of the tortured soul, and you've got the ying/yang dynamo that was Electrik. Often misunderstood, equal parts touring circus, big tent revival, and haunted mansion, the live concert would become infamous for leaving the stage and the crowd sticky with confetti and silly string. There were balloons, explosions, and many shocked and delighted faces. There were angry clergy, threatening mail and on occassion, angst-ridden females tearing up fan mail. In any case, lives were forever changed. Pop culture enthusiasts at heart, the band was known and expected to take and twist a variety of popular tunes, especially for their live show. Fans were wowed by Electrik interpretations of ABBA, ELO, Shaun Cassidy, Bauhaus, and even the Fat Albert theme song. Employing pre-internet guerrilla marketing strategies and a massive mail and street team network Electrik established themselves as a premiere draw on local and regional club circuits. Hundreds of shows and thousands of CD's later, lives were again, forever changed.