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Ken Williams of The Electric Prunes.


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Is extremely underrated. Been listening to "Underground" and "Stockholm 67", and to my big suprise, I found out that he is good, really good, especially on the live album. People only know his contribution to the music world on the fuzz-tremolo-vibrato intro to "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night".

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftc3Yrqg_CQ

 

(Like this version of the song, it's kinda muddy with two lead guitars though)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRw4vO5HLqc

 

(This solo is as amazing as it can get, and what a tone)

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Killer tracks. I love a good dose of psych/nuggets/garage rock early in the morning. Maybe at lunch I'll get out around the Loop and freak on some yuppie squares.

 

And yes, Ken Williams could tear up a fretboard with tasty, fuzzy tones. Nice Lester with the Bigsby in video two.

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I got turned on to these guys back in the late 60's. While browsing through a record store (remember them?) I found this album called the "Mass in F Minor", by them. I, being a rebelious 16 year old catholic kid immediatley bought it and took it home and wore it out. My Mom and Dad threatened to throw me out of the house if I didn't stop listenening to that heretical music. The only other song that got a reaction from them was the Doors "The End" which they immediatley broke and later replaced with a Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass record. [thumbup][confused]

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You know I had never heard of them before, I really like it thanks!

 

The Electric Prunes were big in the mid 60's during the Psychedelic era. I played in a Garage/Psychedelic band a few years back and we were

doing all kinds of stuff like that. [thumbup] Brought me back to my Jr. High school days.

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I got turned on to these guys back in the late 60's. While browsing through a record store (remember them?) I found this album called the "Mass in F Minor", by them. I, being a rebelious 16 year old catholic kid immediatley bought it and took it home and wore it out. My Mom and Dad threatened to throw me out of the house if I didn't stop listenening to that heretical music. The only other song that got a reaction from them was the Doors "The End" which they immediatley broke and later replaced with a Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass record. [thumbup][confused]

 

I've actually never heard that album, mostly 'cause (to my big disappointment) it wasn't The Electric Prunes who played on it, I think that they played on one song, the rest is another band, maybe have to check it out?

 

"The End", haha, I think I understand why your parents broke it, haha.

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You can't beat the psychedelic era for fuzz/vibrato drenched songs.Rhino Records has a fabulous collection of Psychedelic songs and bands called: Nuggets-Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968.It has bands such as The Electric Prunes,13th Floor Elevators,The Chocolate Watchband,The Mojo Men,The Hombres,Strawberry Alarm Clock,The Amboy Dukes etc.There are 4 CDs with a booklet with a bio of each band,all in all there are over 100 bands and songs and it's a must for any psychedelic music fan. Try here: http://www.rhino.com/ or here: http://www.cduniverse.com/ The set only costs about $50 and is well well worth it.

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