I saw the Electric Prunes a couple of times in concert in the 60’s and both times they were good… but disappointing. It was just too hard for the band to recreate the amazing psychedelic sounds they achieved in the studio. Today’s forgotten oldie was the band’s second national hit, the song “Get Me To The World On Time”, #27 on the Hot 100 in 1966. The beginning of the song was a feedback mistake that was recorded and played backwards on the record… you can’t duplicate that on stage.
The Electric Prunes broke up in 1969, re-formed in 1999, and still do small tours today. And they still lead off with today’s forgotten oldie… “Get Me To The World On Time.”
Photo of record cover by Reprise Records