On May 13th, 2016, the Cincinnati-based heavy psych rock quartet, Electric Citizen, released their latest stonerific album, Higher Time, via RidingEasy Records. As with it’s predecessor, Higher Time was recorded at The Diamonds Studio in Cincinnati by Brian Olive (The Greenhornes, Dan Auerbach, Dr. John) and was mixed at Easy Eye studio in Nashville, TN with Black Keys’ engineer Collin Dupuis. So, what better way to support the new offering than with the band exclusively listing their Top 10 Van VHS tapes, right!?

10. Star Wars Trilogy
We love these movies, especially Ross. We also love Joseph Campbell, who helped inspire George Lucas to make them.

09. Death Race 2000
The original one from 1975, of course. We love this movie; the cars, the babes, the morbid but hilarious plot, it has it all.

08. Bill Dance Bloopers
Found this at Goodwill and purchased on the recommendation of Nick, our old bass player. We’ve never laughed so hard together.

07. Airheads
A band that holds a radio station hostage to play their demo…sometimes there’s genius in stupidity.

06. Halloween
Last Halloween we played Asheville and stayed in a cabin in the woods. We didn’t realize what we had done till we were already there.

05. Running Man
Arnold. Anything Arnold. This one is Nate’s favorite.

04. Dazed and Confused
“It’d be a lot cooler if you did.”

03. Wayne’s World
Who doesn’t like Wayne’s World!? “The Shitty Beatles? Are they any good?” “They suck.” “So it’s not just a clever name?”

02. Big Lebowski
The greatest comedic masterpiece to ever grace our van. “Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.”

01. This is Spinal Tap
If you are in a band, you probably love this movie. “Two words: shit sandwich.”

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