The Battle of Electricity

by The Gerbils

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about

"The Battle of Electricity" is the Gerbils' second album and only release on Orange Twin Records. It was released in 2001 and features such colossal rock epics as "Meteoroid From the Sun Strikes a Dead Wierdo," "The White Sky" and title track "The Battle of Electricity." It flows from tender and sincere love songs through musical interludes to hard rockers and back again, featuring Scott's ripping horns and rocking guitar, John's additional rocking guitar and keyboard part, Will's instinctual and perfect leads on guitar, melodica and banjo, and adding drummer Jeremy Barnes rocking-the-flock out with only just a snare drum, floor tom and cymbal.

Though it was their last release, The Gerbils continued to play shows and write new songs together until guitarist Will Westbrook passed away on December 11th, 2006. They are revered and considered by many (author included) to have been the greatest rock band to call Athens, GA their home.

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released October 9, 2001

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