Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Electric Prunes - Artifact


Έψαξα εναγωνίως καμία κριτική του Μπούρα και δεν βρήκα. Άμα λοιπόν αυτός δεν έχει δημοσιεύσει, εγώ πώς ανάθεμα να τολμήσω να κάνω?

Θα παραθέσω πάντως ένα δελτίο τύπου του 2002 που βρήκα, ενδεικτικό του σεβασμού που έδειξαν κάποιοι άνθρωποι, απέναντι σε αυτούς που μας και τους, έμαθαν τι θα πει μουσική.

Τρίτη, 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2002

Με την ευκαιρία της συναυλίας των ELECTRIC PRUNES στην Αθήνα, την 12η Οκτωβρίου 2002 (ΡΟΔΟΝ), θα θέλαμε δημόσια να ευχαριστήσουμε τα ιστορικά / ιδρυτικά μέλη της κορυφαίας αυτής ψυχεδελικής μπάντας, James Lowe, Mark Tulin, Ken Williams, John Dooley καί τούς νεώτερους Mark Mulin καί Cameron Lowe γιά την μεγάλη τιμή που μας έκαναν, καλώντας μας να ανοίξουμε την συναυλία τους. Τέτοια τιμητική αναγνώριση για τα 15 χρόνια αφοσίωσης και προσφοράς μας στο κεφάλαιο της ψυχεδελικής ροκ, δεν είχαμε ποτέ αποκομίσει από την πατρίδα μας, εκτός ίσως λίγων περιπτώσεων όπως είναι η αγάπη και η στήριξη από τους φίλους μας. Θα θέλαμε επίσης να ζητήσουμε από όλους (ραδ. παραγωγούς, έντυπα κλπ) να βοηθήσουν ο καθένας από το πόστο του ώστε η συναυλία αυτή να μείνει στην μνήμη μας σαν το πιό σημαντικό γεγονός της ψυχεδελικής μουσικής στην χώρα μας. Οι ELECTRIC PRUNES με το νέο τους άλμπουμ "Artifact" έδειξαν πως το ροκ ζει και βρίσκεται σε καλά χέρια.PURPLE OVERDOSEΚ. Κωνσταντίνου - Χρ. Τριανταφυλλόπουλος - Ανδρέας ΑνδριόπουλοςΣταύρος Ελευθερίου - Κώστας Στεργίου.Στεφ.Παναγιωτάκης (μάνατζερ)(τηφ 0974025690 + 0109818794 για οτιδήποτε σχετικό με τους EL.PRUNES)*Πολλές πληροφορίες γύρω από το εκπληκτικό αυτό reunion μπορείτενα μάθετε στο http://www.electricprunes.net/

On June the 16th 2001 The Electric Prunes played live at VOXfest III for the first time since 1967, later in the year they headlined on the first night of CAVESTOMP!2001- A Garage Rock Oddity in New York City and rocked the house with their second live gig in 35 years. Both events went down a storm and to top this all they released their third album Artifact onto an unsuspecting world.Well, we knew about CAVESTOMP!, we didn't know about VOXfest and certainly didn't know anything about Artifact until it slapped onto the Pooterland doormat sometime in January with a little note from James Lowe saying 'We are alive and almost well..'Strange omen indeed because the next week I ended up with Pneumonia and that was the last I saw of a lot of things for the next six weeks....So that's where the delay came in reviewing this little baby, but we are here now and I must say that this album rocks!!This is an album recorded by a bunch of guys having some serious fun, there is no pretence, no bullshit, no smoke and mirrors, THIS is what The Electric Prunes sound like these days, they're having fun and they don't care!! If you don't like it then go buy something else...Sure they sound different to 'Mass' but then they would wouldn't they? However, James Lowe still sings with that fantastic low down raw garage twang and there is some classic 'Prunes style razor sharp fuzz guitar here that will burn you up and down and leave you with a big smile on your face. Overall it leans toward a slightly cleaner rock sound but I must admit I LOVE this album, I really do.For those of you that have never heard of these guys, you must have been living under a rock for the last 35 years!!If YOU were under THAT rock then hear this: The Electric Prunes were one of the biggest garage/psych bands back in 1967 releasing a string of awesome singles and two fine albums, the second one coming under much criticism. They came out of LA and were responsible for such punk classics as 'I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night', 'Get Me To The World On Time' and 'Ain't It Hard' and were 'up there' with The Chocolate Watchband, The Litter and The Seeds with all 4 bands getting eclipsed perhaps by what was happening in San Francisco, which may have contributed to their early demise.

Tracks:

Lost Dream
7 & 7 Is
Big Stick
The Dream I Had Last Night
Bullet Thru The Backseat
Phone Won't Ring
All About Wires
Devils Candy
Analog Life
Mujo 22
Castaway
Le Fire
Halloween Ending
Hard Time
Slobodon

3 comments:

ribeirorock said...

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anotar la nueva por favor.

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un fuerte abrazo a todos

hello friends for reasons other had to change the url of the chameleon.

Please note the new.

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a big hug to all

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