Electric Sun was a rock band formed by German guitarist Uli Jon Roth after his departure from the Scorpions in 1978. They recorded three albums between 1979 and 1985.[1]

Electric Sun
Uli Jon Roth in 2015
Uli Jon Roth in 2015
Background information
OriginHanover, Germany
Years active1978–1986
LabelsMetronome GMBH, EMI
MembersUli Jon Roth
Ule Ritgen
Clive Edwards
Sidhatta Gautama
Clive Bunker
Michael Flexig
Nicky Moore
Simon Fox
John Young

Their first album, Earthquake, was released in 1979 and features guitarist/vocalist Roth, bassist Ule Ritgen and drummer Clive Edwards. Edwards departed shortly after recording the first album.[1]

Fire Wind came next in 1981, featuring new drummer Sidhatta Gautama.[1] The band toured for a few years afterwards. While the first two albums were a trio format, the third album was more of an ensemble project. Veteran drummer Clive Bunker, formerly of Jethro Tull, appeared, as did Ritgen, vocalist Michael Flexig and guest vocalist Nicky Moore, as well as an array of additional various singers and orchestral musicians.[1] Another feature of the album was the invention of Roth's Sky Guitar. In 1983, drummer and percussionist Simon Fox worked alongside Clive Bunker.

The name Electric Sun was retired in 1986, and Uli Jon Roth continued to pursue classical-inspired rock, and a focus on other artistic areas, under his own name.

Discography edit

Date of release Title Label
1979 Earthquake Brain/Metronome Gmbh
1981 Fire Wind
1985 Beyond the Astral Skies EMI


References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e Colin Larkin, ed. (1995). The Guinness Who's Who of Heavy Metal (Second ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 119. ISBN 0-85112-656-1.