The Electric Prunes

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1992 (The 1993 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


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I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) (1966)

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Will The Electric Prunes be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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i dont know if they should be,but,the two songs they did sure as hell should be ....2 excellant examples,as well, as two of the first "psychadelic" songs........

Posted by rick on Monday, 05.28.07 @ 00:05am


I'm the drummer from the Electric Prunes and played on the hits. Many don't know this, but we were the first band to record with and use the "wah-wah" pedal. That was made famous by Hendrix and is standard equipment for most guitarists now. We were the band that introduced it to the world. Does that help qualify us for induction? Some give us credit for inventing a new genre of music that morphed into punk and other current popular styles.
We were told by these bands that we influenced them:
Jimi Hendrix. Todd Rundgren, Pink Floyd, and even Led Zeppelin. Does that count for anything?

Posted by Preston Ritter on Tuesday, 01.12.10 @ 10:52am


Thank you for commenting, Mr. Ritter. If the assertions you made are correct (and I assume they are), then yes that does count for someting.

IMO, it ain't enough, however to merit induction. Just look at bands/performers that had more critical/commercial success than your band did. They aren't in yet either.

Hopefully for you I'm wrong, but I would say that if you are inducted it will be when you are very old or dead.

One thing you do have is that you were in a cool rock & roll band, have a wikipedia entry, etc. You should feel very proud of your accomplishments.

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 01.12.10 @ 11:06am


Actually, the first recorded use of a wah pedal was by Del Casher, a session guitarist that actually invented it. A crude, customized device with similar electronics was used on a Chet Atkins recording called "Boo Boo Stick Beat" in 1961.

Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 01.12.10 @ 18:28pm


I'm the drummer from the Electric Prunes and played on the hits. Many don't know this, but we were the first band to record with and use the "wah-wah" pedal. That was made famous by Hendrix and is standard equipment for most guitarists now. We were the band that introduced it to the world. Does that help qualify us for induction? Some give us credit for inventing a new genre of music that morphed into punk and other current popular styles.
We were told by these bands that we influenced them:
Jimi Hendrix. Todd Rundgren, Pink Floyd, and even Led Zeppelin. Does that count for anything?

Posted by Preston Ritter on Tuesday, 01.12.10 @ 10:52am
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More power to you for having the success you did. You can see what you're up against when it comes to both musical acts & the logic behind the Hall. They might take into account the word of the artists you listed, but I'm not sure how far that will get you. Technically the songs you played on should be the scale here, but w/all the weirdness this voting committee conjures up from time to time, that's not always the case.

I say good luck to you.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 01.13.10 @ 19:02pm


I remember listening to Steve Van Zandt on his radio show called "Little Steven's Underground Garage" say he thought "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" was perhaps one of the greatest rock & roll songs of all time because of the innovative guitar sounds. I tend to concur. It wouldn't bother me at all if they were inducted.

Posted by classicrocker on Wednesday, 01.13.10 @ 22:52pm


These guys rock!!

Posted by Carlo on Saturday, 04.17.10 @ 20:42pm


As much as I love the Prunes this isn't the Hall of Pretty Good. But "I Had too Much to Dream Last Night" will always be amazing and these guys should be proud of their accomplishments.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 08.21.10 @ 10:05am


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