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The Electric Eels: The Eyeball Of Hell

Jon Savage, MOJO, May 1998

THE ELECTRIC Eels operated in a no-man's land that now seems fascinating: that mid-'70s moment between glitter and punk rock. It wasn't as though they flourished: none of these 20 hate-filled, acidly humorous cuts were ever released in the group's lifetime (1972-5); as Michael Weldon says in his sleevenotes, "The Eels were too real and uncompromising to last."

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