|Origin||St Helens/Wigan, United Kingdom|
Bruno (Brian Rylance)
- Not to be confused with the Electrohippies Collective, an international group of internet activists based in Oxfordshire, England
Though they were short-lived and underground through their career, their music influenced many future crust, hardcore punk, and grindcore bands. The band relied heavily on low bass end sounds to create their low-fi, primitively produced music. They also incorporated elements of heavy metal and have been described as "proto-grindcore". The band strongly embraced the D.I.Y. (do it yourself) ethic which was very common among many early crust punk bands. The band's lyrics spoke heavily about animal rights and vegetarianism. A recurring lyrical theme on each LP targeted the McDonald's corporation, evidenced by the lyrics to "Run Ronald" and "Scum".
The Electro Hippies included Jeff Walker (guitar, vocals) in their ranks. He later joined extreme metal band Carcass. When Walker joined Carcass full-time, Simon (drums) and Andy (guitar) took over vocal duties . Eventually, the band split up in 1989, playing one last gig and releasing the show as their final album.
- 1986 Play Loud or Not at All Flat Earth Records (Generic/Electro Hippies split LP)
- 1987 The Only Good Punk... Is A Dead One LP. Peaceville Records.
- 1987 The Peel Sessions 12". Strange Fruit Records (#10).
- 1989 Live LP. Peaceville Records (#7).
- 1989 Play Fast Or Die 12". Necrosis Records (#19). Re-issue of the band's half of the split LP with Generic.
- 1989 The Peaceville Recordings LP/CD. Peaceville Records.
- 1989 "Mega Armageddon Death Pt.3" / "You Suffer" 7". Split single with Napalm Death included with initial copies of the "Grindcrusher" compilation LP on Earache Records.
- 2002 The Only Good Punk CD. Peaceville Records.
- York, William "The Only Good Punk Review", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation, retrieved 19 December 2009
- Strong, Martin C. (2001) The Great Metal Discography, 2nd edn., MOJO Books, ISBN 1-84195-185-4, p. 181
- The Electro Hippies 1987 Peel Session, Keeping It Peel, BBC, retrieved 19 December 2009
- Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1999. Cherry Red Books. ISBN 0-9517206-9-4.