File under: one of my favorite punk albums of the last 20 years.
A record that came out in 2000 back when punk was being dominated by metalish hardcore bullshit, bands trying to sound like Refused, and the bastard hybrid of pop punk and emo that eventually took over the malls of America. Le Shok’s We Are Electrocution was a wonderful shot of snotty art damaged slop that sounded very much like The Germs shoving a keyboard up the ass of San Diego hardcore. Essentially it was everything a good punk album should be…hated by most the kids in the hardcore/punk scene. I on the other hand fucking loved it and did my best to steal as much from Le Shok as I could in my own band. They never put out another album after this and none of the follow up bands were nearly as cool. Regardless I still listen to this album 11 years later and if you don’t own it you should fix that.