GUANA BATZ – Electra Glide In Blue
ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE
Oft overlooked psychobilly gem.
After forming in 1982 psychobilly stalwarts Guana Batz released three studio albums and the excellent ‘Live Over London’ for ID Records, but the band’s association with the label ended in 1988 when they moved camp to World Service, a branch of the Rough Trade Records group. The band had matured somewhat by this stage, the early signs ably displayed on their last album for ID, the rather inappropriately named ‘Rough Edges’, but with ‘Electra Glide In Blue’ the Batz proved that they were more than capable of turning out class material. PhilipTennant’s production is satisfyingly full, almost lush, but never dampens that ole Batz craziness.