“Underground” by The Electric Prunes - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1967Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

No big hits on the Electric Prunes second set – but it’s stronger as a whole, with the band who, it seems, were very much “contract controlled” being “allowed” to write more than half of the songs themselves. Bassist Mark Tulin and vocalist / autoharpist James Lowe came up with the excellent “Wind-Up Toys”, absolutely their finest piece in my opinion. So stylish in so many different directions. I can’t help wondering what they could have delivered had they been allowed greater artistic freedom. Drummer Michael Weakley co-wrote another album sizzler, the vibrant “Long Days Flight (Til Tomorrow)”. Thumbs up for this one. Reprise should’ve let these boys run free…

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A1 [04:10] 6.5.png The Electric Prunes - The Great Banana Hoax (James Lowe, Mark Tulin) Psychedelia
A2 [02:38] 5.5.png The Electric Prunes - Children Of Rain (Ken Williams) Psychedelia
A3 [02:27] 8.7.png The Electric Prunes - Wind-Up Toys (James Lowe, Mark Tulin) Psychedelia
A4 [03:13] 7.3.png The Electric Prunes - Antique Doll (Nancie Mantz, Annette Tucker) Psychedelia
A5 [02:05] 6.7.png The Electric Prunes - It’s Not Fair (James Lowe, Mark Tulin) Cerebral Pop
A6 [03:15] 6.3.png The Electric Prunes - I Happen To Love You (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) Cerebral Pop
B1 [02:27] 7.5.png The Electric Prunes - Doctor Do-Good (Annette Tucker, Nancie Mantz) Psychedelia
B2 [05:14] 5.4.png The Electric Prunes - I (Nancie Mantz, Annette Tucker) Psychedelia
B3 [02:43] 6.0.png The Electric Prunes - Hideaway (James Lowe, Mark Tulin) Psychedelia
B4 [02:47] 5.7.png The Electric Prunes - Big City (Johnny Walsh, Dan Walsh) Pop
B5 [02:14] 5.8.png The Electric Prunes - Captain Glory (James Lowe) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B6 [03:12] 8.5.png The Electric Prunes - Long Days Flight (Til Tomorrow) (Michael Weakley, Don Yorty) Psychedelia

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