Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Electric Prunes?

The Electric Prunes were a small part of the experimental psychedelic scene of the late 60's. Quickly thereafter the band disappeared for a period of about 30 years before reforming as a recording and touring band a few years ago. The SoCal-based quintet experienced a bit of success by contributing two tracks to the Easy Rider soundtrack in 1969, but by 1970 the band had completely dissolved.

Interest in the Electric Prunes was renewed in the late 90's, and in 2001 a definitive 23-track compilation called Lost Dreams was released that not only encompassed the best tracks from the band's first two albums, but also included ultra-rare singles, demos and a hilarious radio spot for Vox wah-wah pedals. Each of the tracks were restored and remastered by band leader James Lowe, making it the only Electric Prunes release that anyone will ever need.

Here's a few cuts from Lost Dreams, which you can pick it up via their official website.

5 comments:

Silent 3 said...

Thanks for the Electric Prunes tracks. The only one you ever hear is "I had too much to dream last night" so im looking forward to hearing something else by them.

If you're a professional musician... OR WANT TO SOUND LIKE ONE...

Sonia said...

what that person said!

Anonymous said...

Mass in F Minor is also worth picking up..its a trip

Mr. Curiosity said...

Yeah I've gone through Mass in F Minor once before, I guess it was their "art" album. Very spacy.

Here is the Amazon link for Lost Dreams, for those tuning in.

johngross said...

my horizons are broadened.