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.Wikipedia
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!
i’d never heard of electric prunes but i was pleasantly surprised! love it!
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.
My left ear enjoyed this one. Cool sound.
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
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!
Interesting contrast to the Animals.. they focused on politics, prunes focused on girls with more than a touch of misogyny...
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)”
Another that had a few good tunes, interspersed by Nursery rhymes and rubbish
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.
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.
I love this album
This album was not available on my music streaming service. Instead, I listened to the second album "Underground". Which was quite good.
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)
Ah, grata sorpresa.
Excellent 60's music.
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.
Great!! Garage rock!!
60s psychedelic blend. Pretty good
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.
I Had Too Much to Dream parecida a Summer Wine
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
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.
Gheard in the 60s Schatztruhe koane großen Hits aber stilprägend
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
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.
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?
Niet erg speciaal, maar wel van kunnen genieten
Jaaa hier hou ik van. Psychedelica die ik nog niet ken. Versie van Nature boy is fantastisch
spaccano! da riascoltare e riscoprire
Genuinely enjoyed. The last track was really weird until I realized what it was doing
Different, enjoyed it
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.
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?"
Great album, must listen to it again sometime. Favourite songs: - Onie - Get me to the world on time - About a quarter to nine
Wrinkly enough 4 me
Never heard of these guys before. Enjoyed album a lot...
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.
pretty fun album, really liked it - 8/10
Didn’t know they were making this kind of music back then
Classic 60s rock with a few great tracks.
Like, wow man.
Fun listen, lots of jams.
4 stars! This was a pretty exotic, yet in-depth and sensual listen.
adelantado a su época, sonidos frescos, me gustó para estarlo escuchando de fondo, tiene un algo
[16/09/2022] Liked it. I didn’t listen to it well enough to comment more lmao. 3.5 or 4 I think.
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!
I Had Too Much to Dream parecida a Summer Wine.
Much deeper album then I would have thought. Very good music.
Good album which has a lot of missed potential unfortunately, would have wished that the more exotic and medieval sounding songs were more plentyful
I liked the short songs. not enough people writing 2 minute songs these days
Cool late 60s drug record.
Was an alright album, nothing super special but a pleasant listen none the less. Highlight: Sold to the Highest Bidder
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.
Kind of a fun listen--some interesting sounds and songs in there, but not something I'd return to.
Was okay. Need to give it another listen
it was alright but i didn't like it that much. low 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
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”
The B Side is great, which makes up for an average A Side. Overall, nothing remarkable, but an enjoyable 60s listen.
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.
Decent album. Hit or miss. I liked Onie though
first song was good then it got boring
Very weird, very interesting. There’s two really good singles and the rest is kind of a mish-mash of varying quality.
Not my thing... Noisy, psychedelic.
Wild. Eclectic. Decent.
Onie sounds a bit VU This is good stuff A good listen
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.
Good mellow listen, but not much more. Favorite track might be Sold to the Highest Bidder
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.
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
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."
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.
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
Not bad, not great
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.
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.
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.
It's not bad, but a low 3.
I dig it
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.
First Listen. Interesting sounds.
not my jam, but groovy
Opened up fantastic, but the rest of the album was just ok
Didn’t fully listen
strange mix of kinks, floyd, beatles and and a whole heap of sounds that sounds almost parody 60's now
Amusing era piece from the 60s. Funny names were all the rage, but if you played an awesome bassline you could sell records
It was alright, but did not grab my attention all that much
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
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.
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.
Sounds like Philly Boy Roy singing the Toonerville Trolley.
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
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.
too much to dream last night a psychedelic classic; rest was pretty mundane
Solid old school psychedelic and blues rock
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
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
Not for me.
Lyssnade i Gif-Sur-Yvette
Pretty dated, but not bad. 3/5
While I don't think the album is consistent from start to finish, there is still some REALLY cool stuff on here.
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.
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.
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
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.
It was fine... I appreciated the softer sound. Went back and forth between typical classic rock to children's album.
Tried really hard to appreciate it as an entire work, but just couldn’t.
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
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.
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.
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.
Like waiting for a boner to go down
A caramel bomb of putrid villiany. It makes me feel both horny and depressed. Saddle the donkey, Pedro. We're going home.
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.
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.
first listen fun but short and definitely a debut
Has the Brit-Rock feel, nothing too notable
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.
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*
Weird triply psychedelic rock. Ok, but not my jam
Somehow sounds ahead of it’s time and of it’s time. Found this to be just ok.
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.
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.
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.
Passed by in the background - pretty standard 60's stuff.
Alright. Never heard of this band before. The first song was probably the best.
This garage / psych rock band had some pretty good tunes. Unfortunately it was encumbered by some filler and novelty songs. 3 stars
Garage rock. Ni fu ni fa.
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.
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
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.
Not my style. Some catchy riffs on some songs, but the psychedelic movement is not for me. 2.5/5
Some interesting songs on this album, but I'm not sure I'd revisit it. This is like a 2.5
meget mærkelig album enkelte gode sange men ellers ikke min stil. Prøver at lyde som Beatles men ikke lige så godt.
Bit disjointed and bland
Not bad. Not good.
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.
Maybe this was groundbreaking when it was released. Today, it's just kind of cringey.
But weird. Couple of ok songs but not really my bag.
Nothing to eclipse current views on albums from this era
I had too much to drink is a classic but the rest was meh
not bad, not too good either
1st tune decent. Downhill thereafter
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.
a couple tracks were ok but nothing to write home about
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.
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
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
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
Pura canción sin terminar, canciones para niños y canciones de mierda
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
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.
anos 67s, rememba
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.
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
Decent album, some nice songs but not really my style
not for me at all it is very slow and seems a generic 60s album
Lo mismo no era mi día para escuchar esto. Me ha parecido un rollo, aunque más o menos se puede escuchar.
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
Ho trovato quest'album strano. Ma non so se piacevolmente strano, rimane a metà nel mio gusto.
This psychedelic rock has not aged well. The last song, The Toonerville Trolley, left a particularly bad taste in my mouth.
Didn’t hate it didn’t love it. 2.5/5
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.
Some nice moments, but mostly just dull 60s psychedelics by numbers
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.
It was like bizarre Beatles. Dark and psychedelic, but the sound quality was incredibly poor so I couldn't get into it.
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.
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
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.
Not as electric as advertised
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.
Niet met heel veel aandacht geluisterd. Was wel okisch.
Afgevinkt en hoeft niet echt terug te komen wat mij betreft.
Hmmm some songs are pretty interesting but others are not. 2.5/5
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
Generic 60s music
Meh, nothing of note other than it was nice and short.
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
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.
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.