4.05.2009

The Electric Prunes Live/Rare Bootleg (US, 60´s)

Live psychedelic garage boot - exclusive, course here
(click to enlarge the pictures)

The Electric Prunes originated from the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles, although many bio's mistakenly claim that they came from Seattle, since I Had Too Much Too Dream (Last Night) first broke in Seattle and then Boston. In fact their very first live concert to promote the record was in Seattle, and according to their drummer Preston Ritter, a DJ there started the mis-information, by claiming that the band were from that area.


More commercially successful and classier than the average punk bands, they experimented with different types of music. Their first single Ain't It Hard was a brash punk number written by Roger and Terrye Tillson, members of folk-rock duo, Gypsy Trips. It was not a hit and was not issued in the U.K. but, along with the flip side, Little Olive and both sides of their next single (I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night/Luvin), it appeared on a French EP (Reprise RVEP 60098) which is the rarest 'Prunes item.

Their debut album provided two U.S. hit singles: I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) and Get Me To The World On Time. Both also attracted airplay in the U.K. reaching Nos 49 and 42 respectively. The former, starts with a freaky fuzz- box intro - the brain child of their producer, Dave Hassinger. The lyrics and their sound were tailor-made for the druggy days of 1967. Get Me To The World On Time was a driving, urgent rocker, superimposed on top of a culminating whistle sound.

Also on the album and the B side to their second single, was Are You Lovin' Me More (But Enjoying It Less) which used echo-drumming techniques to good effect. Some of the other numbers like Onie and Train For Tomorrow, were a little more laid back, but still featured acid guitar work. The album peaked at No 113 in the charts.

Setlist...
mmm, perhaps not, better->

the recordings were taken from:
LA, Calif 67
San Fernando Valley 66/67

-AIN´T IT HARD- TO LEAVE COMMENTS
IN ALL THE POSTS THAT YOU DOWNLOAD AH?
here you have, dig thissssahhhoouu yeah.



63 comments:

ericb said...

Hi Pablo. I know you were looking for "The Sanctions / Jim and the Lords - Then Came The Electric Prunes" earlier. If you haven't found it, it's been posted here:

http://roadrunnerbeatbeat.blogspot.com/

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=61D4PE01

Thanks again for posting all this hot shit. I dig it.

ericb

ericb said...

Damn, never mind, I read the comments on Roadrunner Beat Beat's page...and you're one of the commenters. Guess you've already found it. Sorry about that!

24HourDejaVu said...

looking forward to this one
Bill at 24hr

Don Stout said...

thanks for the download. what was the pw?

Buzzkill said...

Great music, hottest blog out there.
Good job, man!

Roadrunner said...

Hello Ericb, it would receive a good comment on my own blog, since it makes links here, this is also an excellent blog that there are always visiting and leaving a comment to this good work. thanks

Roadrunner said...

viejo falta mucho para el link? jajajaa.leo cada cosa ultimamente.un abrazo y estaremos esperando

Pep Sonic said...

Vaya expectación está creando este enlace!!!! Quedo a la espera y un saludo Pablo,

Pablo"Pochola"Cazorla said...

--- PASSWORD ---

www.mza-garage.blogspot.com


--- liked it ? nop? ---

Anonymous said...

awesome awesome blog!!!

Anonymous said...

All tracks sounds very good just like studio recordings.Never heard a bootleg from Electric Prunes,so Pablo many thanks for this post.
Jean Bernard

Anonymous said...

this is by far one of the best garage blogs (60s course!)

and found out more Prunes stuff here:

http://mza-garage.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Electric%20Prunes

http://garagerocks.blogspot.com/search/label/the%20electric%20prunes

http://roadrunnerbeatbeat.blogspot.com/search?q=electric+prunes

cheers mate
you are THE MAN.

Anonymous said...

Did you by chance upload the wrong file, this is not live stuff, just singles and what not.

tomatodon said...

I may have downloaded with a problem. Every time I try to open it I am told the file is corrupt. I'll download again and try it with the pw. thanks. what is the size of the file? 15.7 MB?

Anonymous said...

Hola Pablo! Lo primero muchas gracias por toda la música que nos has dado con los Imposibles, soy un gran fan desde los tiempos del niño mosca!. Tengo una petición. Me he descargado los cinco volúmenes de garage beat '66 que colgaste hace poco, pero sólo en uno vienen las carátulas escaneadas (el 2), lo cual me hace pensar que tienes los cds originales. ¿Podrías escanearlas y colgarlas para descarga?
Felicidades por el blog, no lo conocía y está rebién!
Los Jús , los Jams, los Kinks, el pop se escribe en tres letras!
Gracias, y copas de yate!
Enrique

Anonymous said...

Wrong pw? Wrong file? Corrupted file? What's the hell with it? Please change something wrong and write the word "end" with that download!
Thanks.

Craig D said...

Looking forward to hearing this. Thanks!

henry said...

Easy mate, the file is just fine, the songs are amazing! and the passw is working, what the hell is your problem?
why dont u learn to use the computer monkee?
Bye.

Pablo"Pochola"Cazorla said...

take it easy guys...dont fight here please (outside,yes!)
look I ve checked the link and it works just fine, no corrupted nothing, all the files are working fine.

Let me know if anything happens.

Anonymous said...

Very nice - but no live bootleg. Does this bootleg exist - or is Stockholm the only live recording?

brogfran murdoch said...

dear Pablo"Pochola"Cazorla
Do I need a password to open Electric prunes live (not the Stockholm one apparently)

Anonymous said...

This stuff is nothing special, in fact if you download the double CD "Original Group Recordings" on this same blog you get all of this stuff but in better quality. There is nothing new or out of the ordinary here! I thought somebody had found a live California gig from the looks of the entry. I don't get it!!??!!

George

Anonymous said...

PASSWORD:

www.mza-garage.blogspot.com

checked the dates and recordings, and indeed these are live tapes.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Great site you have here. Appreciate all the music. The password unfortunately does not work for this post.

Pablo"Pochola"Cazorla said...

AGGG IVE ALREADY CHECKED IT AND THE PASSW DOES WORK! ! ! !

TRY AGAIN COPY WITHOUT SPACES OR NOTHING...

Anonymous said...

Compare these tracks to the collection you posted earlier, I have been listening to these songs for YEARS! They are the same as the studio tracks.

brogfran murdoch said...

still doesn't sound like it's played live...probably studio out-takes

Anonymous said...

I don't know the reason you still call it "live recordings"!!!! Is it a joke past April 1?
The tracks are studio recordings, the same we know for a very long time: no alternates, no live, no mystery...

Sonia

P.S. F***** mr. Henry, the wizard of the pc.

Anonymous said...

Thank You Sonia!!!! Finally! Nothing new here!

aldo said...

I have not heard this but I’ve been keeping an eye on the comments and t it looks like, as I thought…that it’s not live and I trust those that have been listening to the band for years.
(Perhaps, in true bootleg style, the package doesn't mach its contents, don't believe anything you read, and that includes the net!)
I haven’t checked it lately, but there were many clips of the Electric Prunes on youtube, mainly lipsynching but still great clips in b&w and colour…but also there were a couple of great LIVE clips from French TV, surely from the time they also visited Sweden and other countries in 1967.
Have fun searching for that footage!

Anonymous said...

another great post pablo. thanks
anyone by chance know what's up with roadrunner beat beat? it's asking for a log in with a google account? what the heck is that.
or did anyone get the monks demo tapes from there and get the password?? i'd appreciate it.this log in just started yesterday.

Roadrunner said...

Anonymous, no need to enter any google account and password is placed in the comments. You can see them when you leave your comments ..

Anonymous said...

roadrunner thanks for your response
but i don't get it. when i go to your site it sez invite only to enter email and password. did this just start cause i was there yesterday evening and it did'nt ask. and a couple of hours later this new thing appeared.asking for
the email password.

Roadrunner said...

Hi, this is rarely what you say, but visitors come without problems, but if this remains something is malfunctioning. thanks for putting me on notice

Anonymous said...

roadrunner,
thanks for your response.
when you go to your site it goes to a screen that sez this is an invite only blog sign in.
like i say i've never seen that before on your (great) site. i've gotten many great things. i was going back to get passwords for the monks and a few more. a couple of hours after i downloaded them. and that's when i started to see
this private thing. if you know nothing about it it must be a malfunction. anyhow i hope all is well soon as i love your site as well as this one. thanks

Anonymous said...

Roadrunner,
we are all good now. i tried after i left my mile long message and got in. thanks for your help.

Delta said...

I have to agree with those that say this is not a live recording. Some studio effects that can not be duplicated live are still in some of the songs. The sped up guitar in 'Sold to the Highest Bidder' is one example. The Vox radio ad has been around for a long time.

Please don't misunderstand me. I believe this is a great blog with a lot of fine music. Unfortunately this particular set isn't the find that i had hoped.

Pablo"Pochola"Cazorla said...

thanks for your comments, understand your point of view.
Saludos

Danilo said...

Hello from Italy! Congratulations for your blog :) I cannot find the link for this disc, where is it?? I'm sad about that. Please, let me know!....:( Ciao! Danilo

tomatodon said...

Hey Pablo, thanks for the music. I have downloaded the Sanctions several times but can't get the pw to work. Is the PW for THAT one www.mza-garage.blogspot.com? or possibly something else? Thanks.

Don Stout

Roadrunner said...

Cri..Cri..Cri..Cri..Cri..Cri.....

tomatodon said...

Roadrunner, thanks for the post but I don't get it. I've tried a whole lot of pws but none seem to work for the Sanctions set. I have no problems opening the Prunes, just the pre-electric prunes/sanctions tracks.

Roadrunner said...

hello Tomatodon, looking for the pass on the comments of my blog.

Phil said...

Am I missing something, but where's the link???!!

Anonymous said...

I can't find the link either...has it been removed from here?

Pablo"Pochola"Cazorla said...

the link was only... "limited edition"

Anonymous said...

Fuck me link was limited edition ha ha, how pretentious!!!!

Anonymous said...

Not taking things too far?

Carl

mysteryposter said...

Paul...my man.
u rock oui.

MP¨
=)

Anonymous said...

manyatutti jaja

Anonymous said...

Pablo Sera posible que pongas el PW, te lo agradeceria ,Gracias de antemano///juanjfn

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Anonymous said...

what's the password for the roadrunner pre prunes stuff? since its invite only, i cannot see the comments. thanks!

scottc said...

jim and the sanctions password is txjp915306tpdx.blogspot

Roadrunner said...

invite only??..open to the public

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Anonymous said...

Is there actually a link here?

Anonymous said...

password will not work when you paste or type and the songs are pre prunes no real electric prunes bummer download

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Anonymous said...

great post and you're my favourite blogger!

troods said...

Well 2 years after the post, I find this blog. Thank you for the "blast from the past"!! Very exciting stuff.

The Bomber said...

Thanks man...

;)

HowIsTheAirUpThere? said...

Looks like killer stuff ! Cheers friend ; )