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Electric Prunes

The Electric Prunes

1967

Electric Prunes

Album Summary

The Electric Prunes, sometimes referred to as I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night), is the 1967 debut album by the American garage rock band, the Electric Prunes, released on Reprise Records. The first track, "I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)", was a hit and became the band's signature tune. The album also contains another notable psychedelic rock composition, "Get Me to the World on Time". The album was listed in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

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Rating

2.76

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4678

Genres

  • Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
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Mon Sep 27 2021
5

Never heard of them before, but really dug the first tune “I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night).” Great song and great lyrics. How have I never heard this before? The second track “Bangles” again drew me in right away. I want to see this lady’s dressing room and vanity. Fantastic fun lyrics. “Onie” took it down a notch into a pleasant, dreamy tune that I liked a lot. Made me wish I was wandering through the streets of a new town gazing into shop windows wearing boots and a mini skirt. After changing my name to ‘Onie’ of course. Clever lyrics abound. “Are You Lovin’ Me More (But Enjoying it Less)”. Great sixties sentiments like “Sold to the Highest Bidder” and “The King Is In His Counting House”. A delightful cover of “About A Quarter to Nine”. Some quality sexy time with “Luvin’” and “Try Me On For Size”. And a couple of transportation songs, “Train for Tomorrow” and “The Toonerville Trolly”. Speaking of… “The Toonerville Trolly” is a generous helping of Cool Whip on this fabulous album! I started literally laughing out loud on a public bus - so much fun! But I found myself wondering if ‘ridin’ the Toonerville Trolly’ might be a euphemism for something else… and imagining all the possibilities. Throw in the artsy album cover featuring the band in the same pose as a modern art rendition of them and it’s pretty much everything I could ask for in a 60s album. So glad to have been introduced to The Electric Prunes!

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Fri Sep 25 2020
4

i’d never heard of electric prunes but i was pleasantly surprised! love it!

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Wed Feb 10 2021
4

I really enjoyed this one. It was like... a darker version of the Beatles and the Beach Boys, kinda the way the Wiki page described.

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Thu Mar 04 2021
4

My left ear enjoyed this one. Cool sound.

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Fri Sep 25 2020
3

Especially liked 'Sold to the Highest Bidder'. Some really fun fast moving tracks on this one. At points it felt like it was straddling the edge of being endearingly goofy and annoyingly so

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Fri Feb 19 2021
3

WHAT IN THE FUCK IS THE TOONERVILLE TROLLEY I HATE IT SO MUCH. There are some really sorta... creepy at times psychedelia goodness in here, mixed with filler songs. I really enjoyed stuff like "I had Too Much to Dream", and "Get me to the World on Time", "The Highest Bidder" a solid 3/5!

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Thu Mar 11 2021
3

Interesting contrast to the Animals.. they focused on politics, prunes focused on girls with more than a touch of misogyny...

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Sun May 16 2021
3

People seem to think irony as a pop-culture phenomena was a 90s thing, but I’m realizing that there was a whole wave of it in the late 60s as psychedelic bands inexplicably made entire albums of joke songs with ragtime piano. I’m guessing everyone was burnt out by the end of the 60s. I feel like I should like this but it’s just lame, the whole side B is especially kind of unbearable. Favourite track: “I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)”

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Mon Jul 26 2021
3

Another that had a few good tunes, interspersed by Nursery rhymes and rubbish

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Wed Mar 09 2022
3

This album feels quite manic, some cool songs and some others I really don't care for at all. First track might be my fav, the rest are sorta meh. Like Toonerville Trolley is sort of horrible. An interesting debut for sure.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
3

Starts as a psychedelic fever dream but then kinda goes all over the place, ending on a bizarre sarcastic joke. If the material were more consistently psychedelic like the opening track or "Get Me to the World on Time" it'd be 4 stars but I have to round down to 3 for the jarring tone shifts.

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Wed May 05 2021
5

I love this album

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Wed Sep 22 2021
5

This album was not available on my music streaming service. Instead, I listened to the second album "Underground". Which was quite good.

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Mon Sep 27 2021
5

Εxcellent album

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Thu Nov 04 2021
5

Wow! Sometimes, this project really surprises me with this kind of thing: An album and even an artist or band that I never heard about before and became a fan instantly. The first song sounds a little bit ~strange~ but when I got the vibe for it, it's a great album with the right number of songs and an excellent set (more songs could be too much)

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Mon Feb 21 2022
5

Ah, grata sorpresa.

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Fri Mar 25 2022
5

Excellent 60's music.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
5

I’m so torn between a 4 or a 5 for this one. I absolutely love it. It’s heavy, it’s psychedelic, it’s eerie. But just about every song is so great. A really overlooked album.

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Mon Nov 02 2020
4

7.5/10

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Sun Feb 28 2021
4

Great!! Garage rock!!

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

60s psychedelic blend. Pretty good

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Wed Apr 28 2021
4

Vaguely familiar with some of their music. Classic 60s psych. A couple of less interesting songs on this album, but not enough to detract from the whole experience.

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

I Had Too Much to Dream parecida a Summer Wine

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Sun Jul 18 2021
4

No coneixia el disc; considerava la banda un one hit wonder del protogarage, pel primer tema, i m'ha sorprés molt positivament que el disc estigui tot ell, sinó a l'alçada, molt a prop del seu single més conegut. 'Train for Tomorrow', 'Sold to the Highest Bidder', 'Get Me to the World on Time'... tot temes punyents i reivindicables

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Sun Jun 20 2021
4

This is a very different sounding album with a variety of eclectic styles. It would be hard to belive that songs like Onie, Sold to the Highest Bidder and the Toonerville Trolley could be wriitten by the same band, but in fact, they were wriiten by a song writing team that the band was forced to use. Nevertheless, it really stands out compared to alot the stuff that came out in 1967.

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Thu Apr 29 2021
4

Gheard in the 60s Schatztruhe koane großen Hits aber stilprägend

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Wed Sep 22 2021
4

These guys were clearly listening to everyone at the time. The Beatles, Beach Boys, and Rolling Stones influence is clear. However, the Electric Prunes are clearly doing their own thing and doing it very well. Their music is varied, psychedelic, and dark. They are also experimenting with sounds and instrumentation in a way that still sounds interesting over 50 years later

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Mon Sep 27 2021
4

I've heard of The Electric Prunes but the name is such an unsuccessful attempt at humor, I kind of assumed they were a parody, like Spinal Tap. But here they are. (And maybe Spinal Tap's got an album on this list so this doesn't really prove that they're a "real" band. In fact some of these songs reminded me of ST's Cups and Cakes.) Anyway... I liked this. The music definitely evokes a specific time period. These guys look awfully serious on the cover, though, for playing songs that are quite silly. I guess they're mad because their producer made them sing songs they didn't even write! How often has it happened that an all-male band sang so many songs written by a couple of women? (Oh, but looking closer, I guess they're recreating the B&W illustration behind them which is...what? Why isn't THAT the cover?) In addition to Spinal Tap, I was reminded of The Guess Who and The Hollies. I enjoyed I Had Too Much to Dream, Are You Loving Me More, Sold to the Highest Bidder, Get Me to the World on Time, and About a Quarter to Nine. The ragtimey Toonerville Trolley was a delightful surprise at the end.

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Mon Sep 27 2021
4

Another new one for me. I love the opening track and biggest hit, "I Had Too Much to Dream," with its wonderful psychedelic 1967 sound. The songs that keep with this sound are my favorites. I like the sound of "Train for Tomorrow" and "Try Me On for Size" has a good marimba in it. What kind of name is "Onie?" I really enjoyed the whole thing, although I'm not sure ending with "The Toonerville Trolley" was the right way to go. Was the piano solo supposed to do that?

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Mon Nov 08 2021
4

Niet erg speciaal, maar wel van kunnen genieten

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

Jaaa hier hou ik van. Psychedelica die ik nog niet ken. Versie van Nature boy is fantastisch

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Fri Dec 24 2021
4

8,5/10

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Wed Jan 05 2022
4

spaccano! da riascoltare e riscoprire

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Mon Jan 10 2022
4

Genuinely enjoyed. The last track was really weird until I realized what it was doing

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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

Different, enjoyed it

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

I can hear a lot of other bands in their sound, they certainly seem like they weren't afraid to try out different styles. It was a bit of bizarre familiarity despite never hearing of this band before.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
4

The intro track here is the intro to the famous Nuggets compilation. If you heard that song first, of course you'd be hooked. It's a psychedelic garage masterpiece. The sudden chord and vocal changes in the rest of the tracks are exhilarating and keep you on your toes. This is the closest thing to postpunk in the 60s with the lofi garage-style and high experimental sounds. They all have compelling premises but I find them to be incomplete. They don't evolve their ideas very much which is a bit of a disappointment. But for a 60s album, it doesn't get more creative than this. I seriously have no idea what the next track is like. After banging my head against a concrete sidewalk to "Get Me to the World on Time" how would I know I'd casually strolling down that sidewalk on a sunny afternoon to "About a Quarter to Nine?"

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Sun Feb 06 2022
4

Great album, must listen to it again sometime. Favourite songs: - Onie - Get me to the world on time - About a quarter to nine

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Sun Feb 20 2022
4

Wrinkly enough 4 me

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

Never heard of these guys before. Enjoyed album a lot...

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Sun Mar 06 2022
4

A really enjoyable visit to sixties America, here a band in a groove and mood designed, it seems, to appeal to an older, sophisticated audience not otherwise screaming at the British Invasion bands. If lacking any crazy memorable tracks, still a pretty decent album of its era.

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Fri Mar 11 2022
4

pretty fun album, really liked it - 8/10

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

Didn’t know they were making this kind of music back then

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Fri Apr 22 2022
4

Classic 60s rock with a few great tracks.

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Wed Jun 08 2022
4

Like, wow man.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

Fun listen, lots of jams.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

4 stars! This was a pretty exotic, yet in-depth and sensual listen.

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Thu Aug 04 2022
4

adelantado a su época, sonidos frescos, me gustó para estarlo escuchando de fondo, tiene un algo

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

[16/09/2022] Liked it. I didn’t listen to it well enough to comment more lmao. 3.5 or 4 I think.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

A great psychedelic garage rock album with some incredible songs like "I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)" and "Get Me To The World On Time" and some songs that shouldn't have been on the album (Onie) Enjoyed this a lot!

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Sun Nov 13 2022
4

I Had Too Much to Dream parecida a Summer Wine.

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Wed Nov 30 2022
4

Much deeper album then I would have thought. Very good music.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
3

Good album which has a lot of missed potential unfortunately, would have wished that the more exotic and medieval sounding songs were more plentyful

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Wed Jan 27 2021
3

I liked the short songs. not enough people writing 2 minute songs these days

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Fri May 14 2021
3

Cool late 60s drug record.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

Was an alright album, nothing super special but a pleasant listen none the less. Highlight: Sold to the Highest Bidder

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Thu May 06 2021
3

Durchwachsen. Der Wikipedia-Artikel über die Platte beschreibt es eigentlich ganz gut: wenn die künstlerische Kontrolle bei den Produzenten liegt, kommt eben solch eine übermäßig gefällige Platte mit merklich Füllmaterial dabei heraus. Dennoch ist der Band ihr kreatives Potential anzumerken. Bisschen viel Tremolo-Effekt.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

Kind of a fun listen--some interesting sounds and songs in there, but not something I'd return to.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

Was okay. Need to give it another listen

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Fri Mar 19 2021
3

it was alright but i didn't like it that much. low 3

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Thu Jan 21 2021
3

Meh...

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Wed Apr 28 2021
3

I liked some of the ideas that had worked its way onto this one, but after a hectic day, I wasn’t able to recall most of the album. Which is a problem that keeps it from a higher rating

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Wed Apr 28 2021
3

This album was hit or miss for me. There were songs that were really great and then there were some that I wasn’t feeling. Pretty good overall, but definitely not their best album. Favorite tracks: “I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night,” “Train For Tomorrow,” and “The King Is In The Counting House”

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Wed Mar 31 2021
3

The B Side is great, which makes up for an average A Side. Overall, nothing remarkable, but an enjoyable 60s listen.

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Sun Jun 20 2021
3

A mosquito was buzzing at me as the insect sounds at the beginning of the album started. I almost turned the flyswatter on Spotify. Perhaps I should have. I really have had enough of psychedelic. I like the stuff that some bands were doing in that time period but what I'll call fringe psychedelic is wearing on me. I always thought I would have enjoyed being 18 - 21 yo in the Summer of Love but now I wonder. Perhaps the brown acid would have made the fringe psychedelic more bearable. When the Electric Prunes leave the Psych Ward they play some fun stuff. Toonerville Trolley, the last track, is a bit of ragtime and quite enjoyable. Final note: They weren’t doing themselves any favours when they chose the band’s name. OK it's the weekend and I'm in a generous mood so, because of Toonerville and, more important, because the album is only 29 min long, I'll give it a +1.

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Thu Apr 15 2021
3

Decent album. Hit or miss. I liked Onie though

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Sun May 09 2021
3

first song was good then it got boring

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Fri May 28 2021
3

Very weird, very interesting. There’s two really good singles and the rest is kind of a mish-mash of varying quality.

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Wed Jul 21 2021
3

Not my thing... Noisy, psychedelic.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
3

Wild. Eclectic. Decent.

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Mon Sep 27 2021
3

Onie sounds a bit VU This is good stuff A good listen

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Sun Oct 03 2021
3

New band and all new music to me. It was easy to recognize the era that this music comes from (60s psychodelia). No tracks stood out as potential additions to my personal playlist, and there wasn't anything that I wanted to skip. This album is officially okay.

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Wed Oct 06 2021
3

Good mellow listen, but not much more. Favorite track might be Sold to the Highest Bidder

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Thu Oct 21 2021
3

I wanted to love this because it's my favourite period and one of my favourite genres but the quality just wasn't there. Good with a couple of standout tracks but not great. The songs are an uneven mix of psychedelica, baroque pop and whatever you'd class the last track as. The thing that really killed this though was the terrible mastering. Most of the tracks were badly balanced with most of the instruments heavily skewed to the left. Really bizarre and irritating to listen to.

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Sun Oct 31 2021
3

A very eclectic mix of 60’s musical styles. I could hear Beatles, stones, maybe a bit of the doors as well. Enjoyed it but not something I would rush to listen to

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Thu Nov 18 2021
3

3.7 - More tuneful than psychedelic, this album's a fun blend of musical theater, pop, rock, white soul, with light inflections of psychedelia. It's definitely better than the record cover suggests - once you get past the awful band name, the silly hit track title, the knock-off Beatles hair and the momma's boy outfits, there's actually a lot to like. Standouts: "Onie", "Sold to the Highest Bidder" and a surprising cover of "About a Quarter to Nine."

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Mon Nov 29 2021
3

Iskreno puno je psihodeličnih rock bandova bilo u drugom dijelu 60ih, ali s obzirom da je bilo stvarno dobrih bendova, albuma, ovaj album je just okay. Nije loš, sasvim okej je, ima boljih u ovom području. Ne dam dvojku jer bi onda bilo baš onak jadno da spada sa nekim albumima kojima sam dao dva koji su to zaslužili, ovima dajem malo respiratorne pomoći pa će ih to držati na klimavoj trojci.

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Mon Nov 29 2021
3

I Had too Much to Dream, Onie, Are You Lovin’ Me More, Sold to the Highest Bidder 👍🏼 BANGERS. Very plucky guitar work which is kinda fun. The rest feels kind of gimmicky, almost like childrens music. 5/10

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Mon Dec 20 2021
3

Not bad, not great

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Wed Dec 22 2021
3

Cet album ne laissait présager rien de bon, mais c'était finallement pas mal du tout, et pour cause: ces bonnes vieilles prunnes electriques ont bien pris soin de copier un maximum le style des Beatles, que ce soit musicalement ou physiquement. Un tel effort de reproduction est souvent synonyme de bon album dans le générateur, comme nous l'ont prouvé par exemple les Beau Bummels par le passé. 3/5 par conséquent.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
3

Ces prunes électriques passent dans le générateur comme un éclair avec leur album très court et auront au moins eu le mérite de ne pas nous déranger, sans pour autant nous avoir fait vibrer. Un trois sur cinq logique, donc.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
3

Another almost indistinguishable Summer of Love from psychedelic album. Some tracks play it safe and folky, others try too hard to be far out man.

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Thu Dec 30 2021
3

It's not bad, but a low 3.

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Thu Dec 30 2021
3

I dig it

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Tue Jan 11 2022
3

The only tracks that are really grabbing me on this are: 1. I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) 4. Onie 6. Sold To The Highest Bidder 11. Try Me On For Size The rest is sounding pretty generically psychedelic. It's good, but just not my cup of tea.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
3

First Listen. Interesting sounds.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
3

not my jam, but groovy

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Fri Jan 21 2022
3

Opened up fantastic, but the rest of the album was just ok

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Fri Feb 04 2022
3

Didn’t fully listen

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Wed Feb 09 2022
3

strange mix of kinks, floyd, beatles and and a whole heap of sounds that sounds almost parody 60's now

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Wed Feb 23 2022
3

Amusing era piece from the 60s. Funny names were all the rage, but if you played an awesome bassline you could sell records

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Fri Feb 25 2022
3

It was alright, but did not grab my attention all that much

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Thu Mar 03 2022
3

Classic 60's psychedelic rock. Doesn't do a lot to stand out from others with the same sound around the same time, but if you like this type of music you're sure to get some enjoyment from this album. 3.5/5

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Fri Mar 11 2022
3

Ok

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Fri Mar 18 2022
3

Meh

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Thu Mar 24 2022
3

A fun 60s album by a band I had never heard of. A bit like a kinks/ Doors fusion. I guess there were lots of good bands like this and only a few reached the true echelons of legend status. 3 stars from me.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
3

Sort of weird somewhat-psychedelic late 60s guitar rock. Not bad. 3.5 stars, rounded down because I liked the other 3.5 star album I listened to today a little more.

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Fri Apr 01 2022
3

3.5

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Fri Apr 08 2022
3

Sounds like Philly Boy Roy singing the Toonerville Trolley.

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Thu Apr 21 2022
3

It was fine. I do like "I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night" a little, and the album mostly wasn't annoying, but it wasn't anything special either. 2.75

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Thu Apr 28 2022
3

Odd album. The first song was a banger but the album was a grab bag of 60's psychedelic rock, songs that were almost 50's bubblegum pop, a medieval song, a silly ragtime song about the Toonerville Trolley (licorice dick anyone?). It's the 1960s, so the songwriter sometimes comes off as a bit of a weirdo when writing about women.

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Wed May 04 2022
3

too much to dream last night a psychedelic classic; rest was pretty mundane

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Thu May 26 2022
3

Solid old school psychedelic and blues rock

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Mon Jun 20 2022
3

Cos calkiem nowego na liscie, mila odmiana, debiutancki material bandy Electric Prunes, bandy z hameryki zachodniego wybrzeza, z LA, rocznik 67, wiec psychodeliczne rokowanie trwa w najlepsze, tutaj slychac jego garazowa wersje, chociaz dziwnie sie tego slucha, bo czuje sie jakby polowa trakow byla robiona ciekawie i z zangazowaniem instrumentalnym, a polowa wydaje sie byc filerowatymi zapychaczami, a jest to zaledwie pol godzinny krazek, na ktorym zmiescilo sie az 12 trakow, wiec polowanie na hitowe single jak nic, bo w koncu debiutancki material bandy, ktora ma dosc nietypowa strukture, bo pieciu czlonkow jest creditowanych wokalnie i instrumentalnie, ale liryka jest autorstwa duetu pan Annette Tucker i Nancie Mantz, ktore byly wprowadzone do prac nad albumem przez zaborczego producenta Davida Hassingera, ktory nie pozwolil zespolowi tworzyc tego co by chcieli grac i wydaje mi sie, ze slychac to dosc mocno, bo niektore traki maja w sobie to cos, jak openingowy i had too much to dream last night, ktory stal sie takze okresleniem calego albumu chocby na spotifaju, az tak znaczaco wyroznia sie na tle reszty materialu, ale znjadzie sie jeszcze pare trakow wartych uwagi, w tym oni czy sold to the highest bidder, wiec odsluch dziwny, bo z jednej strony pozytywne wibracje roznorodnosc, ale z drugiej wylewa sie mialkosc liryczna i prostota tego bogactwa instrumentalnego na wiekszej czesci plyty, nie zapowiada sie zeby rowniez dalsza dyskografia zespolu miala cos do zaoferowania, bo rowniez wyprodukowana przez tego samego pana, do 69 nagrali jeszcze cztery albumy, czy teraz moze raczej tak krotkie plyty zalicza sie do epkow, a potem disband, choc wydaje mi sie, ze juz w 68 orginalny lineup sie wykruszyl i sam pan producent robil muzyke pod szyldem prunesowym, wiec dosc ironiczna nazwa w tym wypadku, na plejke dodam wspomniany openingowy utwor i onie

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Fri Jun 24 2022
3

decent psychedelic 60 album, however this is mainly about the first part of the album as the end becomes more tame and has some odd songs

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Thu Jul 14 2022
3

Not for me.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
3

Lyssnade i Gif-Sur-Yvette

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

Rock psicodélico

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Sun Jul 24 2022
3

Pretty dated, but not bad. 3/5

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Sun Jul 24 2022
3

While I don't think the album is consistent from start to finish, there is still some REALLY cool stuff on here.

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Sun Jul 31 2022
3

A great early psychedelic effort, some real fun use of tremolo, reverb, and drive to get that classic sizzling psych tone. Does lose the plot and wander off into weird genre experiments at the end, but for the most part is a laser-guided, driving LP that gets the job done.

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Sun Jul 31 2022
3

Knew about but never really listened to this band. It was more interesting than I expected. The lyrics are a little hand wavey, does this actually say anything kind of typical of much of the era. And there is some of that odd inclusion of kind of old timey singalong numbers you sometimes got with the old psychedelia. Overall worth a listen though.

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Fri Aug 05 2022
3

Overall, it was a good album that really felt like a teenage band, albeit a good one. Plenty of easy to listen to tunes with good riffs and hooks. Best: I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) Worst: The Toonerville Trolley

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Fri Aug 05 2022
3

Smooth, calming, and melodic at times, a little more rocking at others. Sometimes the songwriting is okay, sometimes it's just weird. This is a completely middle of the road album.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
3

It was fine... I appreciated the softer sound. Went back and forth between typical classic rock to children's album.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
3

Tried really hard to appreciate it as an entire work, but just couldn’t.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
3

ALBUM RATING: 3.3 ALBUM GRADE: C+ TRACK RATINGS: 1. I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) - 4.0 2. Bangles - 3.5 3. Onie - 3.5 4. Are You Lovin’ Me More (But Enjoying It Less)? - 3.5 5. Train for Tomorrow - 3.5 6. Sold to the Highest Bidder - 3.5 7. Get Me to the World On Time - 3.5 8. About a Quarter to Nine - 3.0 9. The King Is in the Counting House - 2.5 10. Luvin’ - 3.0 11. Try Me On for Size - 3.5 12. The Toonerville Trolley - 2.5

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Fri Sep 02 2022
3

Oh how the definition of "garage band" has changed over the years. About half of this I rather liked, about half of it is ... twee? That feels like a ridiculous thing to say but it was the first adjective that came to mind.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
3

Just ok.

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Mon Sep 12 2022
3

Okay, this is a fine example of late 60's psychedelic garage rock, but nothing really special either. Not quite sure why it's on the list, but for some reason it has triggered me that one of my all-time favorite bands, Procol Harum, is NOT on this list at all. They were another band that released their debut album in 1967, which included one of the all-time greatest songs ever written, A Whiter Shade of Pale. Their first album could certainly be on this list, but any of their next few albums could also be represented due to their sophistication, blending of classical influences with rock and R&B, their unique instrumentation that included both piano and organ and frequent forays into orchestral music, their drummer (BJ Wilson) who was one of rock's all-time great drummers, their guitarist (Robin Trower) who is one of rock's great guitarists, and their chief songwriter and vocalist (Gary Brooker, RIP) who had a truly special voice and gift as a songwriter and pianist. I love (almost) all of their work, but if I had to pick one album to be on this list it would be their third album A Salty Dog from 1969. The title song is a landmark in progressive rock with one of the most beautiful string arrangements you'll ever hear, but the whole album is excellent. Anyway, I'm done with my rant now. But if you like late 60s/early 70s progressive/classical/baroque rock then you will not be sorry to dive into Procol Harum's catalog. There is a lot there to like. Back to the Electric Prunes - it's a fine album but nothing too special. 3 stars.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
3

S'alreet. Another album on this list that seems to want to cover the bases of all music that was popular in the late '60s. Jack of all trades, master of none vibes.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
3

Like waiting for a boner to go down

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Thu Sep 15 2022
3

A caramel bomb of putrid villiany. It makes me feel both horny and depressed. Saddle the donkey, Pedro. We're going home.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
3

I actually quite liked this, unlike most of you it seems. Was refreshing to have a nice, tight, short album with all the songs between 2 and 3 minutes. The opener is great, if it had been released by a band with a slightly less silly name it might be better known than it is, and there's a couple of other really good tracks on there. But there are also a couple of stinkers, particularly towards the end. So it's 3/5.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

Never heard of this band before and I think this album has some potential. I will definitely give this a second listen. Decent Physadelic rock.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
3

Yup

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Mon Sep 19 2022
3

Was ok

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Thu Sep 22 2022
3

first listen fun but short and definitely a debut

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Wed Sep 28 2022
3

Has the Brit-Rock feel, nothing too notable

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Mon Oct 03 2022
3

Nothing special. Some psychy rythmic guitar, feels very of its age. A track from a later album (Holy are You) happens to be one of my favourites and seems like it could be from any period but not this. Very sixties, generally uninspiring. May have felt very different at the time.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

Mellow, very 60s sound which was quite nostalgic for me. Not something I’d listen to every day but good to pop up from time to time. 3*

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Sun Oct 23 2022
3

Weird triply psychedelic rock. Ok, but not my jam

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Sun Oct 23 2022
3

Somehow sounds ahead of it’s time and of it’s time. Found this to be just ok.

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Mon Oct 24 2022
3

I have this album on vinyl. I adore garage rock, and when I saw this in my local record shop, I bought it almost instinctively. I had known the band before, principally as the opening act on the epochal compilation Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 (an assemblage of mid-60s garage rock, proto-punk and spiky psychedelia that I assert is the greatest compilation of them all). The song they open Nuggets with, I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night), is a fantastic rush of speedy trippiness and buzz guitar that had already been one of my most beloved songs for over 15 years when I bought the album I'm currently reviewing. I was even bedazzled when I unsheathed the record and saw that the vinyl was purple. And it broke my heart. I put on the album with all the goodwill musterable in the world. I wanted to love this album as much as I love masturbation, and the opening track, the aforementionedly godlike I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night), promised so much. Unfortunately, it promised too much. No song on the album approaches that lightning-flash of an opener, and the rest just muddles around, showing little of the inspired eccentricity or sheer drive that characterises the best of garage rock. Some tracks, namely the faster ones about chicks, prove entertaining, but the pseudo-Britfolk with added nursery rhymes of The King is in the Counting House makes one wish they'd been drafted for Vietnam before they recorded such tosh (see also: The Toonerville Trolley). A album plagued by a detracting unevenness, I'll give it three stars, essentially for the magnificence of the opener. One great song can salvage a pretty dreary album. The thing is, the Electric Prunes weren't a bad band. Not quite a great band, but definitely capable of decent work. Their second album, Underground, is a better, more consistent plate, albeit one lacking a song as explosive as I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night). If one is looking for the figure responsible for the Electric Prunes' lack of sustained form, it's justifiable to indict David Hassinger, the band's producer. To the band's chagrin, Hassinger brought in a pair of outside songwriters, Nancy Muntz and Annette Tucker, to write most of the songs for the first album. Even though the pair wrote the best song on the album, much of the material they gave the band proved a distinctly ill-measured fit. With the second album, Hassinger had become too busy to control the sessions like before, so the Electric Prunes got a chance to write songs they were comfortable playing, and the improvement is palpable. Maybe you should just let bands be bands. However, Underground was not the smash Reprise Records wanted, So the third album, Mass in F Minor, not only returned to the Hassinger approach, it took it to the then-barely charted realms of monstrous rock folly. Mass in F Minor is a concept album based on providing a rock setting of the Catholic Mass, complete with Latin and Greek lyrics, written and arranged by David Axelrod. Now, you and I know that this had to have been an extremely bad idea. We are both right. The band were not proficient enough to play Axelrod's arrangements, so much of Mass in F Minor came from session musicians. Recognising their mistake of somehow re-enacting the Monkees in reverse, the original lineup quit. Hassinger owned the name to the Electric Prunes though, and continued doling out material under that banner. The fourth Electric Prunes album, Release of an Oath, was another Axelrod concept album with Christian and Jewish liturgies set to rock music, with one lonely original Electric Prune on the record (is the idea of setting liturgies to rock music better or worse than setting the Mass so? I can't decide). Hassinger produced one more, especially tawdry Electric Prunes release that just threw a few random longhairs into a studio solely so they could shovel out yet more slop. There endeth the saga of the Electric Prunes. To be honest, it's not the most diverting story from the wonderful world of rock. One wishes their tale were happier, but saying that, one wishes boybands weren't so conned. That doesn't mean you actually want to listen to New Kids on the Block.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
3

Very quirky and more unique than the MANY late 60's albums on this list! "I Had To Much To Dream" is a great track I want to come back to.

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Sun Nov 06 2022
3

I was a big fan of I Had Too Much to Dream a long time ago, but hadn't heard much else from the Prunes. The album is up and down, but all pretty dated (looking at you, last song). There are a few driving songs, but not enough consistency to push this higher.

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Sun Nov 06 2022
3

Passed by in the background - pretty standard 60's stuff.

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Sun Nov 06 2022
3

kinda silly

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Sun Nov 06 2022
3

Alright. Never heard of this band before. The first song was probably the best.

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Wed Nov 09 2022
3

This garage / psych rock band had some pretty good tunes. Unfortunately it was encumbered by some filler and novelty songs. 3 stars

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Sun Nov 13 2022
3

Garage rock. Ni fu ni fa.

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Mon Nov 14 2022
3

Generally a bop. I feel like alternative rock takes inspiration from this to this day, so it definitely seems influential. Personally, I'm not too much into alternative, but I certainly don't mind listening to this.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
3

This is a totally fine ‘60s rock record. There’s nothing overtly memorable about any of the tracks here. Nothing standout so I think it helps the overall record. I did find myself jammin a few times

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Fri Dec 02 2022
3

Never heard of this band or album before. Normally, I'm a fan of psychedelic music, but this wasn't really my jam. It was really weird, even for a psychedelic album. I didn't care for the vocals or lyrics, and the instrumentation wasn't exactly mind-blowing to me.

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Wed Jun 16 2021
2

Not my style. Some catchy riffs on some songs, but the psychedelic movement is not for me. 2.5/5

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Mon Oct 12 2020
2

Some interesting songs on this album, but I'm not sure I'd revisit it. This is like a 2.5

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Fri Feb 12 2021
2

meget mærkelig album enkelte gode sange men ellers ikke min stil. Prøver at lyde som Beatles men ikke lige så godt.

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Thu May 13 2021
2

Bit disjointed and bland

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Thu Apr 01 2021
2

Not bad. Not good.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
2

The odd good tune, but not one I'd rush back too. Doubled this up with the Stooges album that I'd missed on Monday, and felt similar about that - two good songs and a shedload of spooky chanting.

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Fri Mar 12 2021
2

Maybe this was groundbreaking when it was released. Today, it's just kind of cringey.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
2

But weird. Couple of ok songs but not really my bag.

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Fri Jul 16 2021
2

Nothing to eclipse current views on albums from this era

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Sun Jun 20 2021
2

I had too much to drink is a classic but the rest was meh

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Thu Apr 01 2021
2

not bad, not too good either

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Thu Jun 17 2021
2

1st tune decent. Downhill thereafter

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Thu Mar 18 2021
2

A lot of fucking around that amounts to extremely mediocre songwriting and execution. Impressive that it managed to be wildly weird and different while also being lame as hell.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
2

a couple tracks were ok but nothing to write home about

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Mon Mar 08 2021
2

Kind of boring. Not sure why this is on the list. Even the band members didn't like it because they weren't allowed to write any of the songs and thought most of them were fillers.

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Fri Feb 19 2021
2

Meh

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Wed Mar 24 2021
2

More 1960s psychedelia for me. Never heard of this bizarrely named outfit! It's a concise and energetic record. I like the surf / garage rock elements. But I particularly like the noisy guitar and spaced-out warbling sounds on the hallucinatory opening track ("I Had too Much to Dream Last Night"). Unfortunately, the album doesn't consistently deliver on its promises. There are some generic rock tracks where the singer whines about "gettin' some loving". And there are two awful, forced twee folk tracks, one of which involves a dodgy British accent (the band are from Los Angeles...). Overall, some cool moments and I'm glad I heard it. But it doesn't convert me to 60s rock, and I can't see it qualifying as essential listening for many people. 2.5

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Fri Jun 25 2021
2

Might be sacrilegious but i didnt think this was anything special, kinda sounds like lots of other music of the era, that said i was pleased by onie but thats only one song

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Fri Apr 23 2021
2

Best Tracks: I Had Too Much to Drink (Last Night), Bangles, Are You Lovin' Me More (But Enjoying It Less), Get Me to The World On Time, Luvin', Try Me On for Size

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Fri May 14 2021
2

Pura canción sin terminar, canciones para niños y canciones de mierda

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Wed Jul 28 2021
2

I found this album to be a little all over the place, and vaguely reminded me of the Animals - but not as good. Can’t say I really enjoyed it. 2.4/5

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Thu Aug 12 2021
2

Probably groundbreaking when it came out but can't say I'm crazy for 60s music most of the time, and this didn't grab me.

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Wed Aug 18 2021
2

anos 67s, rememba

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Fri Aug 27 2021
2

Interesting

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Thu Sep 09 2021
2

No. Stop. Please no more. How much time left on this album. I'm listening to a band called The Electric Prunes and now know why I never heard of them. 1.5. I turned it off on mid way through the last song.

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Mon Sep 13 2021
2

Pretty meh album. No songs really stood out and at only 30 minutes it still felt like it dragged a bit. The songs feel repetitive and nothing really stood out in quality. 4.7/10

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Wed Oct 06 2021
2

???

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Mon Oct 18 2021
2

Decent album, some nice songs but not really my style

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Wed Nov 03 2021
2

not for me at all it is very slow and seems a generic 60s album

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Thu Nov 11 2021
2

why

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Thu Nov 11 2021
2

Lo mismo no era mi día para escuchar esto. Me ha parecido un rollo, aunque más o menos se puede escuchar.

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Mon Nov 15 2021
2

Some good songs but some that are about as silly and novelty-like that it really makes it hard to take it seriously. Three good songs is worth a 2.5 🌟 rating from me

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Mon Nov 29 2021
2

Toplo ladno

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Wed Feb 09 2022
2

Ho trovato quest'album strano. Ma non so se piacevolmente strano, rimane a metà nel mio gusto.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
2

This psychedelic rock has not aged well. The last song, The Toonerville Trolley, left a particularly bad taste in my mouth.

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Sun Mar 13 2022
2

Didn’t hate it didn’t love it. 2.5/5

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Wed Mar 16 2022
2

Not sure why this made it to this list. I was not familiar with the group or the album and there is a good reason for that, it is bad music. Nothing noteworthy. Just no need for you to listen.

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Wed Mar 30 2022
2

Some nice moments, but mostly just dull 60s psychedelics by numbers

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Fri Apr 15 2022
2

I've never heard of this band before, no idea what to expect. 1. I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) - Really good song, catchy. 8/10 2. Bangles - Decent song, 6/10 3. Onie - Kind of loved this one, it was slow and sweet-sounding, 8/10 4. Are You Lovin' Me More (But Enjoying It Less) - Didn't like very much, 4/10 5. Train for Tomorrow - Weak song, I feel like the lyrics and the instrumental just really did not fit together well. 3/10 6. Sold to the Highest Bidder - Very interesting... borderline bizarre. But I liked it despite it being a bit of a chaotic mess of a song. 6/10 7. Get Me to the World on Time - Okay, 5/10 8. About a Quarter to Nine -Another of these middling-type songs. This one is totally inoffensive but, as a result, bland. Nothing special. 5/10 9. The King Is in the Counting House - Nursery rhyme? Not a fan. 2/10 10. Luvin' - Certainly better than the previous few tracks, but still nothing special. 6/10 11. Try Me on for Size - More of the same. 4/10 12. The Toonerville Trolley - Dreadful, to be honest. 2/10 A real mixed-bag of songs here. A few terrible, a couple good, many average. Favs: I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night), Onie Least favs: The Toonerville Trolley, The King is in the Counting House, Train for Tomorrow Initial rating: 2/5.

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Fri May 27 2022
2

It was like bizarre Beatles. Dark and psychedelic, but the sound quality was incredibly poor so I couldn't get into it.

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Mon May 30 2022
2

The music isn't bad and the sound was before their time. I just don't know if this need to be on this list.

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Wed Jun 08 2022
2

An album from 1967 that I haven't heard of? Impossible, unless it turns out to be this load of old tosh - what on earth am I supposed to take away from this? Derivative and irritating

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Thu Jun 30 2022
2

Nada especial

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Wed Jul 20 2022
2

2.4 - I really like garage rock, but this album was pretty unremarkable. I can see some of the wordplay as being a bit edgy or novel at the time it came out, but strikes me as a bit insipid today. The singles were solid enough, but not enough to get me to come back.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
2

Not as electric as advertised

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Wed Jul 20 2022
2

ik maak hier even een 'five-of-a-kind' van en geef het ook 2 sterren. Nergens was er iets in deze muziek wat me positief opviel.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
2

Niet met heel veel aandacht geluisterd. Was wel okisch.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
2

Afgevinkt en hoeft niet echt terug te komen wat mij betreft.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
2

Hmmm some songs are pretty interesting but others are not. 2.5/5

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Wed Aug 10 2022
2

Super quick album which was nice, considering that it wasn't very memorable. Sounds very late 60s which isn't a bad thing, but doesn't really stand out for the era. 4/10

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Wed Aug 24 2022
2

Generic 60s music

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Wed Aug 24 2022
2

Meh, nothing of note other than it was nice and short.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
2

Not a bad listen, but the vocals weren't strong and the music wasn't as crisp as I'd like...a bit too muddy all around - it often sounded like the music and the singing weren't quite in sync

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Thu Aug 25 2022
2

Meh

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Thu Sep 01 2022
2

Average 60s hippy pop with fuzzy guitars, lots of reverb. Psychedelic. Tremolo on guitars. Style is familiar sounding from old movies and tv shows, but I am no at all well versed in 60s psychedelic pop rock.

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Sun Sep 04 2022
2

I could see putting Nuggets on this list (maybe compilations aren't included in the list?) or Too Much To Dream if you were doing a similar list of songs but a whole album by The Electric Prunes? C'mon. This is just cookie cutter generic late 60s psychedlia. It's not even as if I'm not a fan of this genre, Piper at The Gates of Dawn absolutely belongs so does Forever Changes. I won't even argue with the 13th Floor Elevators album but to me this is like putting a Strawberry Alarm Clock or Chocolate Watchband album on here.

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