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THE ELECTRIC PRUNES APPRECIATION THREAD:

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by ETHREADZNY, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. ETHREADZNY

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    60's PSYCHEDELIC ROCK AT IT'S BEST. SOME OF THE BEST MUSIC I HAVE HEARD IN A WHILE..

    DOWNLOAD
    BULLET THRU THE BACKSEAT
    I HAD TO MUCH TO DREAM LAST NIGHT
    GET ME TO THE WORLD ON TIME

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    It was this classic line-up of Lowe, Tulin, Williams, Spagnola and Ritter that released the next Prunes single - 'I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night' - which has epitomised '60s 'garage punk'. Written by Annette Tucker and Nancie Mantz, the song was originally demoed by Jerry Vale.

    The oscillating, reverse-play guitar sound of 'I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night' came out of the the Leon Russell house session when the band were messing around. The single was released in November 1966. At first it was caught up in the Christmas rush but made steady progress up the U.S. charts and finally peaked at number 11. It also reached number 49 in the U.K. charts.

    According to Ken Williams : "I have a 1958 Les Paul guitar, it's the only guitar that I play. Its worth about $50,000. I finally had to break down and start replacing some of the electronics. I bought that when the group was first staring for about $300. It has a Bigsby wiggle stick on it. That's where the sound came from at the beginning of 'Too Much to Dream'. That guitar had a lot of influence in what the group was to be come."

    The success of this single lead the Electric Prunes into more promotional activities. The band toured constantly, opened record shops and recorded adverts.

    The Electric Prunes opening The Reseda House of Music, California in 1967

    The band recorded an advert for the Vox Wha-Wha pedal - the exact date of the recording is lost in the mists of time - possibly late 1966 or early 1967. What the advert demonstrated was the capabilities of Ken Williams as a fine guitarist. This advertisement is available on a very sought after promo single on the Thomas label but it is more readily available on the Pebbles Volume 2 compilation. Click here to hear the advert! In addition to recording an advert for Vox, the band appeared in magazines promoting the use of Vox equipment such as 'Vox Teen Beat' magazine.
     
  2. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 235
    holler!

    what you need to do, is make a david axelrod appreciation thread. he was the genius behind so much of that eras shit. and i dont just say that cause shadow jocks him. :)


    seeks/vinyl monkey
     
  3. ETHREADZNY

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    I totally agree, That song he does with ras kass, little children is sick. he deserves a thread.
     
  4. NOUM

    NOUM Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 17, 2003 Messages: 3,966 Likes Received: 0
    Never heard of em' ..Don't want to they look like some beetles wanna bees..
     
  5. ETHREADZNY

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    ^in that time period, mad people shared that style. However these guys rock. Much more psychedelic then the beatles. it is worth a check.
     
  6. NOUM

    NOUM Elite Member

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    lol once again my friend will do.
     
  7. ETHREADZNY

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    and while you are at it, since I know you rep the Bridgeport area, do me a favor and score some girls from sacred heart for me. I had a friend that graduated from there, and damn the ladies looked good.
     
  8. NOUM

    NOUM Elite Member

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    HA HA you got aim/aol?
     
  9. ETHREADZNY

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    my computer is bunk, everytime I sign on to AIM I get disconnected,
     
  10. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    funny how they're considered psychodelic.. i heard an interview on 911 emergency... they said the hardest drug the ever did was wine coolers.
     
  11. optimodub

    optimodub Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 5, 2002 Messages: 249 Likes Received: 0
    the Electric Prunes track 'Holy Are You' gives me the shivers it's so fucking good

    i'll be looking out for the three tracks mentioned for definite
     
  12. ETHREADZNY

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

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