“Release Of An Oath” by The Electric Prunes - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1968Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Second religious rock album of 1968 in the name of Electric Prunes but not featuring any real Electric Prunes. Dear oh dear. The brand name having been “bought over”, producer David Hassinger formed a new group, comprising Richard Whetstone, John Herron and Mark Kincaid, who had all been in a Colorado band called Climax, and Brett Wade from another of Hassinger’s groups, The Collectors. Some of these contribute vocals here but the music comes from David Axelrod (who wrote everything) and a crack group of session musicians. This time the work is combining Jewish and Christian liturgy. It’s not completely horrible – but it’s mind numbingly dull – a total muso wank off. Why anyone thought it would be a good idea to use Electric Prunes name in this way beats me. I guess you had to be there…

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [04:05] 5.8.png The Electric Prunes - Kol Nidre (David Axelrod) Prog
A2 [04:21] 4.8.png The Electric Prunes - Holy Are You (David Axelrod) Rock
A3 [04:17] 4.3.png The Electric Prunes - General Confessional (David Axelrod) Rock
B1 [02:17] 5.6.png The Electric Prunes - Individual Confessional (David Axelrod) Cerebral Pop
B2 [03:13] 4.0.png The Electric Prunes - Our Father, Our King (David Axelrod) Cerebral Pop
B3 [03:51] 5.2.png The Electric Prunes - The Adoration (David Axelrod) Cerebral Pop
B4 [02:52] 4.3.png The Electric Prunes - Closing Hymn (David Axelrod) Cerebral Pop

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