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The Cult
Beggars Banquet
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April 7, 1997

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Beggars Arkive will release a vinyl reissue of THE CULT’S third album Electric on November 17th. Two editions will be available. Both are a single LP with a gatefold sleeve. Blue is exclusive to independent retail, black vinyl will be available everywhere. Electric joins the other Cult reissues we’ve released this year; Sonic Temple + Ceremony in August, the self-titled album in May, and Love in March.

THE CULT is fronted by Ian Astbury on vocals and Billy Duffy on guitar.

Electric, their third album, came out in 1987 and caused the band to explode to new levels of fame. It contains the massive hits “Love Removal Machine”, Wild Flower” and “Lil’ Devil” and was produced by Rick Rubin. A seminal work, the album features some of the band’s most iconic songs. It is a departure from the band’s previous work, with a raw, aggressive and stripped-down sound. The album’s opening track, “Wild Flower,” sets the tone with its pounding drums, blistering guitar riffs, and Ian Astbury’s powerful vocals.

Electric was a commercial and critical success, propelling The Cult to the forefront of the hard rock scene and cementing their status as one of the most influential bands of the era. The album remains a touchstone for hard rock and heavy metal fans, a classic work that captures the spirit of rebellion and the power of rock and roll.

Ian and Billy recently announced the return of Death Cult. The storied post-punk progenitor to The Cult will return for a sole U.S. performance on Oct. 23 at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. They will follow the Los Angeles outing with a U.K. trek featuring the same, remarkable celebration of The Cult’s origins. Death Cult became The Cult in 1984, releasing Dreamtime that same year and going on to experience a career that has seen the release of 11 full-length albums, as well as numerous international and U.S. gold and platinum certifications.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Wild Flower 3:37 Buy

    Wild Flower

  2. 2 Peace Dog 3:34 Buy

    Peace Dog

  3. 3 Lil' Devil 2:46 Buy

    Lil' Devil

  4. 4 Aphrodisiac Jacket 4:11 Buy

    Aphrodisiac Jacket

  5. 5 Electric Ocean 2:49 Buy

    Electric Ocean

  6. 6 Bad Fun 3:34 Buy

    Bad Fun

  7. 7 King Contrary Man 3:12 Buy

    King Contrary Man

  8. 8 Love Removal Machine 4:18 Buy

    Love Removal Machine

  9. 9 Born To Be Wild 3:55 Buy

    Born To Be Wild

  10. 10 Outlaw 2:52 Buy


  11. 11 Memphis Hip Shake 4:00 Buy

    Memphis Hip Shake

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