ALBUM                                 :           STATE OF SHOCK

ARTIST                                  :           THE ELEKTRICS

GENRE                                   :           SYNTH POP, PUNK, INDIE POP

DATE RELEASED                 :           1981


Here are some tips on how to listen to this album effectively.  First, you need to be conscious that this album was released nearly 35 years ago.  Therefore, the sound, vibe, and music of this album naturally sounds dated to young music fans out there.  Second, just treat this album as going back to the past and discover amazing things about the 80’s and this band was one of it.

Listen to “When The Night Comes Down” in here

If you are thinking of appreciating this album based on the first premise, you can say that this band might be quite ahead of its time.  For example, you might think that “When The Night Comes Down” might sound like “Owner of The Lonely Heart,” but you must remember that this album was released in 1981 and YES song was released in 1983. In “Go Now,” you might hear some familiar refrain of THE RAMONES “ I Wanna Be Sedated,” yet the latter track saw the light of day back in the late 80’s.

Listen to “Go Now” in here

If you are using the second premise, you would have realized after listening to this record that this is a great album.  It has songs that can make you dance, bounce, and even bang your head. Think of hitting the dancefloor with “Building Buildings,” “Rocket Ride” (this track reminds me of Devo’s “Dr. Detroit,”), and “When The Night Come’s Down.”

Listen to “Building Buildings” in here

If you are looking for great 80’s album, this is a must have and I rate this record 4 stars out of 5 stars.


1 stars = Ignore it

2 stars = risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 stars = buy, keep, and treasure it


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