Electric Eel Shock: A Short Biography
Citing Van Halen, Aerosmith, and Guns and Roses among their primary influences, Japanese rockers Electric Eel Shock astounded the audience gathered to see Peelander-Z play a Hallowe’en show at Dallas’s Club Dada.
Guitarist Akihito Morimoto and bassist Kazuto Maekawa first met in school at Osaka and quickly bonded over their mutual love of Black Sabbath. They met their future drummer Tomoharu “Gian” Ito after one of their early bands broke up, during Kazuto’s short stint as a session bassist for a funk band.
Creative Fashion Choices
Immediately after their first song, drummer Tomoharu stripped completely naked, except for a yard-long tube sock covering his male member, and played the rest of the set that way.
Loud, Tight, Fast
Electric Eel Shock’s blistering performance included various originals, mixed with a healthy dose of ’70s and ’80s metal covers. Their short, energetic set was made of equal parts sweat, bombast, and kinetic display. Striking every stereotypical rock pose in the book, they made it seem like they’d invented them.
If you like your music loud, tight, and fast, I highly recommend you check these boys out the next time they’re in town.