“The Electric Prunes” by The Electric Prunes - album review

TJR says

These Garage Rockers out of L.A. were introduced to producer Dave Hassinger who believed they had talent, but lacked ability with the pen. He paired them up with songwriters Annette Tucker and Nancie Mantz and, between the lot of them, such wondrous artifacts as “I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night” (oscillating, reverse-play guitar, oo-er), “The King Is In The Counting House” and “Get Me To The World In Time” were duly created. It’s an imaginative set, best labelled as west coast psychedelia – but with some intriguing twists and turns that suggest all-sorts from Russian traditionals to centuries-old folk stylings to easy listening lounge, before returning to the base garage sound. Sometimes it’s best not to think but just to be in the moment. That would seem to be the motto that works best for The Electric Prunes experience…

The Jukebox Rebel
14-Nov-2009

A1 [02:55] 8.4.png The Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) (Nancie Mantz, Annette Tucker) Psychedelia
A2 [02:27] 6.3.png The Electric Prunes - Bangles (Joe Walsh) Cerebral Pop
A3 [02:43] 5.0.png The Electric Prunes - Onie (Nancie Mantz, Annette Tucker) Pop Ballad
A4 [02:21] 5.6.png The Electric Prunes - Are You Lovin’ Me More (But Enjoying It Less) (Nancie Mantz, Annette Tucker) Psychedelia
A5 [03:00] 4.5.png The Electric Prunes - Train For Tomorrow (James Lowe, Preston Ritter, James Spagnola, Mark Tulin, Ken Williams) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A6 [02:16] 6.9.png The Electric Prunes - Sold To The Highest Bidder (Nancie Mantz, Annette Tucker) Psychedelia
B1 [02:30] 6.8.png The Electric Prunes - Get Me To The World On Time (Annette Tucker, Jill Jones) Psychedelia
B2 [02:07] 5.7.png The Electric Prunes - About A Quarter To Nine (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) Pop
B3 [02:00] 7.0.png The Electric Prunes - The King Is In The Counting House (Nancie Mantz, Annette Tucker) Alternative Folk
B4 [02:03] 6.2.png The Electric Prunes - Luvin’ (James Lowe, Mark Tulin) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B5 [02:19] 5.7.png The Electric Prunes - Try Me On For Size (Jill Jones, Annette Tucker) Proto-Punk
B6 [02:34] 5.5.png The Electric Prunes - The Toonerville Trolley (Nancie Mantz, Annette Tucker) Pop




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