THE ELECTRIC PRUNES – THE ELECTRIC PRUNES (1967)
Album Review from AlohaPopRock-AlohaCriticon
Album debut of Electric Prunes including songs of frizzy instrumentation such as the excellent I Had Too Much to Dream, characterized by the buzzing guitar of the leader of the band, Ken Williams.
Other garage tracks are Are You Lovin’ Me More (But I Enjoying It Less), Bangles, the stonian Try Me On For Size, the excellent Train For Tomorrow, that finish with a change of tempo with features from jazz and blues, the forceful Luvin or Get Me To The Wold On Time, a song with rhythm similar to Bo Diddley’s.
They are songs with distorsion, tremolo, the impulsive vocals of James Lowe and a skillful sense of the acid atmosphere.
They also compose themes a bit eccentric based on a strident guitar work emulating the balalaika and bouzuki’s sound in Sold to the Highest Bidder, baroque songs poorly inspired like The King is in the Counting House, vaudeville in The Toonerville Troley and melodic pop ballads like Onie (sung by Weasel Spagnola) or A Quarter to Nine.