Electro-Shock for President

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Electro-Shock for President
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EP by Brainiac
Released April 1, 1997
Genre Electropunk, noise rock, art punk
Length 14:13
Label Touch & Go Records
Producer Jim O'Rourke
Brainiac chronology
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
(1996)
Electro-Shock for President
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Electro-Shock for President is the last release from the band Brainiac. The band decided to use only electronic equipment instead of guitars to demonstrate the band's ever-evolving sound. This EP was intended to be a teaser for Brainiac's fourth album, expected to be their major label debut on Interscope Records. However, vocalist and keyboard player Tim Taylor died in a car accident shortly after this album's release.

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails noted in a BBC radio show (May 2005) that Brainiac was "really inspiring to me from a sonic standpoint." He went on to say that while recording 2005's With Teeth, he would use Electro-Shock for President as a sound reference.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fresh New Eyes" – 2:19
  2. "Flash Ram" – 3:34
  3. "Fashion 500" – 2:21
  4. "The Turnover " – 2:09
  5. "For My Beloved" – 0:51
  6. "Mr. Fingers " – 2:59

Personnel[edit]

Brainiac

  • Tim Taylor – vocals, keyboards
  • John Schmersal – electric guitar, keyboards
  • Tyler Trent – drums
  • Juan Monasterio – bass guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heather Phares. "Electro-Shock for President". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Nine Inch Nails Articles Archive - Radio One Rock Show hosted by Trent Reznor". Theninhotline.net. 5 April 2005. Retrieved 14 February 2012.