Speaking with The Music.com
, Astbury recalled the recording of the Electric
album with Rick Rubin. "We sat down with Rick in a New York dorm room and he played us a Blue Cheer video," said the singer, "then asked, 'This is how I can see you guys sounding, more stripped back and direct. Do you want to do this?' Billy [Duffy, guitarist] and I looked at each other and said, 'Hell, yes! Definitely.'"