The Electric Prunes – I Had Too Much To Dream (1967, Stereo) 4K
The Electric Prunes performing “I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)”, released originally in 1967.
It reached #11 in the US Billboard Hot 100 and #49 in the UK Singles Chart.
The Electric Prunes’ “I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)” is a song that has left a lasting impact on music history. Its distinct backward guitar and buzzing vibrato sounds, mixed with psychedelic experimentation and atmospherics, signaled a new wave of garage rock.
The song became the band’s biggest commercial success, and would find later prominence as the opening track on the influential Nuggets compilation of 60s garage rock. The song has been covered by The Damned, Wayne County & The Electric Chairs, Stiv Bators, and many more, cementing its place as a classic of the genre.
The song’s themes of waking up with a hangover and finding one’s lover gone are relatable, and the lyrics were written by Annette Tucker and Nancie Mantz. Tucker had success as a songwriter for other bands, including The Brogues, The Knickerbockers, and Nancy and Frank Sinatra. “I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)” alone would be enough to earn The Electric Prunes a place in music history, but their self-titled debut album also received critical acclaim.
Though the album was rushed to capitalize on their recent chart success, it was praised for its amalgamation of stomping, fuzzed-out garage rock with sound experimentation and psychedelic weirdness, which frequently hopped from genre to genre.
The Electric Prunes never reached the level of commercial success again that they achieved with “I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night),” but their full-length debut remains a highly influential piece of 60s garage greatness. The album is listed in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, and its experimentation and genre-bending approach to rock music paved the way for future artists. The Electric Prunes’ impact on music is undeniable, and their music continues to be celebrated by fans and fellow artists alike.
Stereo version mixed and mastered in collaboration with @cinematic35
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Listen to The Electric Prunes online:
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/1kkpNi8Ii5MhBMxmUhN5g9
iTunes – https://music.apple.com/us/artist/the-electric-prunes/6751029
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