MusicDish e-Journal - June 23, 2018
MusicDish Advertising Network
» HOME » INSIDER SCOOP » CAREER TIPS » MUSIC SPOTLIGHT » MUSICDISH*CHINA
» INDUSTRY INTERVIEWS » NEWS BEAT » DIGITAL SKOOL » OPEN REVIEW » MUSICDISH EDELWEISS
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

Best Of The Batch: Electric Prunes
Feedback
By MuzikMan
(more articles from this author)
2007-02-27
Comment | Email | Print | RSS


Artist: Electric Prunes
Title: Feedback
Genre: Rock-Psychedelic-Blues
Label: PruneTwang
Website: http://www.electricprunes.net
CDBaby:

It is that time of year again; time to hunker down and getcha some PruneTwang or some Feedback. I know, you are thinking-what in the hell is this guy talking about anyway? Well it’s about one of the most influential and underrated bands in the history of recorded music, the Electric Prunes.

Their new CD, Feedback, is another classic slice of vintage EP PruneTwang, filled with enough psych, tremolo, and feedback to blow the dust off your sleepy under-worked cranium. They are serious and spiritual on a track like “Innerlight Transcendence.” They rock on “Hello Out There” and “Tulip Between The Eyes.” There is the intensity of “Itzomad” and “Flying Blind.” Then, as only they can, they come at you with something really outside like “African Bees” where they sing, “African bees, they look in your windows and pee in your trees.” Is this drug induced psychedelic imagery? A flashback from bad LSD trip perhaps? Hardly. This current incarnation of the band just knows how to have fun and are damned good musicians to boot.

“Morphine Drip” is the best track on the album; the music and the lyrics are a killer combination. As you are listening, you will be rocking and tapping your feet and laughing all the way through. A requirement to “get it” is a demented sense of humor (and I do qualify in spades). Be warned, their combination of rock, psych, fuzz guitar, and blues is different from anything you have ever heard. You will love it. After five or six spins, I am not sick of it yet. I never tire of this music. Feedback is the real thing from those who were there at the beginning. This is as precious as the last brick of gold on earth. I really appreciate originality, a sense of humor, and a bunch of dudes who never forgot from whence they came. That is something to hold close to your heart.

Sadly, there is an arbitrary boundary in the world of music, one that few are courageous enough to cross over…the age line. Music, however, is timeless and anyone who makes it for all the right reasons, from their heart and soul, remains eternally young. The Electric Prunes are a band that lives on without a care for any timeline; they have a built in self-propulsion system, or something that defies all logic. They just keep on going. But, unfortunately, if “lust in a long line” in the liner notes is a misprint (last in a long line) it is looking like this may be their final trip to the studio.

This band puts time, money and effort into their recordings but the return on that investment is getting to the point where it makes no sense to continue. Even with the Internet and all its wonderful abilities to market a band through either word of mouth or link generated viral marketing, this great band has gone unnoticed. This has to change or we diehard fans will never see another Electric Prunes album! It is my goal to help change the direction of this band’s fortunes.

Every release they put out is a limited edition so grab your copy of Feedback because when they run out, that will be all she wrote. I will give you an idea how difficult it is to find the last two releases for this band; I had a conversation with lead singer James Lowe and he told me he does not even own a copy of the 2002 release Artifact. I am lucky enough to have a copy of the CD and an autographed copy of the vinyl LP. Blessed are the few, but its only rock ‘n’ roll when the story is over. When I am worm food, someone else will covet the musical treasures I have been collecting over the years. You will not find my special items on Ebay, my connection to music and the people I have come to know that make it, has no price tag.

All this band asks is that you give their music a listen, whether on disc or at one of their live shows. Go to their website and check out their jukebox and sample some tunes for yourself then start grabbing your wallets and credit cards to buy all the Electric Prunes swag you can get your rock ‘n’ roll luvin’ hands on. You will be so glad you did. The band always delivers more than you asked for I promise you that. Rock on, peace, this Feedback session is officially over.

01. Hello Out There (4:25)
02. Circus Freak (5:05)
03. Flying Blind (3:18)
04. I'll Give You Feedback (5:16)
05. Innerlight Transcendence (4:15)
06. Morphine Drip (3:54)
07. Tulip Between The Eyes (3:43)
08. African Bees (5:01)
09. Batch of Violins (4:52)
10. Itzomad (5:54)

Credits:

James Lowe: vocals, feedback, harmonica, percussion
Mark Tulin: vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
Ken Williams: guitar
Joe Dooley: drums
Harley Feinstein: drums (Circus Freak, Hello Out There)
Walter Garces: drums (African Bees, Morphine Drip)
Dan Gerass: drums (I’ll Give You Feedback)
Ian Van Der Molen: drums (Tulip Between The Eyes)
Peter Lewis: 12 string (Innerlight Transcendence)
Jeff Evans: guitar 7 b.g. vocals (Hello Out There, Morphine Drip)
Ken Eros: Kalimba (African Bees) b.g. vocals (Hello Out There, Morphine Drip, Batch of Violins)
Barbara “Bandshee” Meeks: b.g. vocals (African Bees)
Pamela Lowe: Buzzing (African Bees)

For more information and to contact the author, click on the author’s name at the top of the page.


Home » Open Review » Best Of The Batch: Electric Prunes
Permalink:http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=11607
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top


MusicDish Advertising Network

Open Review

» MusicDish Review: Kenn Rowell Music Video "It's Good To Be Back"

» MusicDish Music Video Review: "CPR (Start Again)" by Metaract

» Rapper Produkt Releases Inspiring Music Video For His Single "Daddy Was A Dope Boy"

» Kylie Marcus Combines Of Funk And R&B With "Yellow Shirt"

» Searching For Sugar Man: Story Of A Forgotten Prodigy

Open Review Directory



» [2018-06-23] The 2018 MIDEM Silk Road International Music Alliance Signing; International Music Industries Signing Of A Mutual Resource Sharing Agreement With Shanghai Conservatory Of Music & The China Records Group

» [2018-06-06] Screen Music Connect To Explore The Music Of Film, Television And Interactive Media; Created By James Hannigan, Award-winning Composer And Game Music Connect Co-founder, Screen Music Connect Builds On The Success Of The Sold-out Game Music Conferences

» [2018-06-05] Fred Casimir To Develop BMG's Global Recordings Business; As Well As Building BMG's European Infrastructure, Casimir Was Instrumental In Developing BMG's Recordings Business

» [2018-06-03] 13 Music Label Sold To MTN; DSN Music Spins Off Record Label To Albuquerque Music Entrepreneur's New Group

» [2018-06-02] CISAC 2018 Annual Report; A Comprehensive Overview Of The Confederation's Work To Serve 4 Million Creators And 239 Authors Societies Across The World

» [2018-06-02] MusicDish Announces A Love Electric 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Crisscross Through China With 12 Shows In 8 Cities, Including Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Kunming, Jiaxin, Wuhan And Beijing

» [2018-06-02] Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records; Renowned U.K. Music Executive To Join Universal Music Group's U.S. Label Leadership

» [2018-05-17] Avant-Garde Label Maybe Noise Launches In Beijing; The Official Launch Will Be On May 26 At Magnet Theater With A Performance Supporting Its First Vinyl Release: Píng Zè

» [2018-05-04] Award-Winning Lithuanian Rock Band Colours Of Bubbles "She Is The Darkness" 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Kickoff In Shanghai Where The Band Will Represent Lithuania During The Country's Signing To The Silk Road Music Alliance

» [2018-05-01] Hollywood Heavyweights Launch New Christian Music Label; Their Debut Release, Firma Collective - Songs For Every Soul, Was Produced By Mgrdichian And Mixed By The Legendary Brian Reeves

» [2018-04-30] Pop Artist Ava King Releases New Single; Paris-born Ava King Decided To Move To Beijing Where She Wrote For One Of The Biggest Chinese Movie Production Companies, HuaYi Brothers

» [2018-04-27] NetEase Cloud Music Sign Distribution Partnership With B2 Music; Chinese Music Streaming Service To Release Billboard "Best Of Asia" Album Series
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

BWH Music Group Releases Hottest Album Of The Summer

Cinq Music Appoints Marcus Spence SVP Of A&R

Hybrid Studios Hosts Student Field Trip Day

Australian DJ Duo NERVO Enter Sports Arena With Unique Volleyball Partnership

2018 Summer Additions Come To Hybrid Studios

Plunky's "Love Makes Us Better" Video Is Cosmic Jazz-Funk

Deadline Looms - The 23rd Annual USA Songwriting Competition



Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2018 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships