5.11.2008

The Electric Prunes: The Singles (Great Compilation 65-69)

BAND INFO

Though they got considerable input from talented L.A. songwriters and producers, with their two big hits penned by outside sources, the Electric Prunes did by and large play the music on their records, their first lineup writing some respectable material of their own. On their initial group of recordings, they produced a few great psychedelic garage songs, especially the scintillating "I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night," which mixed distorted guitars and pop hooks with inventive, oscillating reverb. Songwriters Annette Tucker and Nancie Mantz wrote most of the Prunes' material, much of which in turn was crafted in the studio by Dave Hassinger, who had engineered some classic Rolling Stones sessions in the mid-'60s. "Too Much to Dream" was a big hit in 1967, and the psychedelized Bo Diddley follow-up, "Get Me to the World on Time," was just as good, and also a hit. Nothing else by the group made it big, and their initial pair of albums was quite erratic, although a few scattered tracks were nearly as good as those singles.

Very good compilation about one of my favourites, for all those who havent heard about the Prunes, this is a great way to start. For the collectors, this one has a good artwork. Highly Recommended.

NEW LINK WORKING FINE
LINK: ARE YOU LOVIN`ME MORE ? ? ? ? ? ? (visitors?)

17 comments:

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

Pass:

mza-garage

henry said...

your write up is very true. their first two singles were their best, in my mind. their album Mass In F minor is very interesting, but not something you can listen to every day. Still the music on this release is interesting and thanks for the upload.

Maximiliano said...

Un buen lugar para comenzar a descubrir a esta fantastica banda.
"Are you loving me more" es sensacional, hace poco vi un video de esta tema youtube y me dejo anonadado.

Veanlo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyfGN8KVFYQ

Maximiliano said...

Ja, perdon es "You never had it better" pero es bueno igual.

Anonymous said...

thank you for all the music, but this link doesn't work. Says:

The link has been protected by it`s Uploader.
You could get this File only from the Uploader`s Site below:
mza-acid.blogspot.com

Error: Bad Referrer!

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

new link working fine... the trouble was that the protect site took a bad reference..the other blog...not this one ... sory for the troubles...

the pass is the same so ... dig it ...´

let me know if anything happens...

Maxi gracias por tu aporte...si es una maravilla lo de yutub para poder ver cosas que parecian imposibles llegar a ver...ya te voy a mandar unos videos interesantisimos(links) para que veas...

SAludos

Anonymous said...

thank you for new link. Worked fine. Great album. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

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Fritz.

bicyclepirate said...

Everyone needs to check out the Prune's live in Stockholm '67 album, it compares more to MC5's kick out the jams, than any of the Prune's studio material.

Anonymous said...

Bueno :)
Grazie dall'Italia
Enzo S.

Anonymous said...

PASS THE BACHS

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Another great one and great share!
Zeno

Anonymous said...

one of the best band in this scene.thanks for the post.greece salute you

Anonymous said...

Hola Pablo. Tu blog está increíble.
Che pero le link de los prunes no está funcionando. Puede ser? (cuando hago click en e´l, rapidshare me pregunta si quiero upload) Muchas Gracias!

The Bomber said...

Que tal viejo, si al parecer el link esta roto, por eso no funciona, lamentablemente no dispongo detiempo para re subirlo, pero este contiene material de los discos editados de los Prunes, los cuales te van a ser faciles de encontrar por la red!

;)

Anonymous said...

Ok. Me doy una vuelta por la web entonces. Gracias. De todos modos, excelente tu blog. Keep it up. Saludos!

Sladest said...

can you please re-post links - only just found your blog