Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Nuggets - "I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)"

Everything about this song is over the top starting with the band name, The Electric Prunes.  "I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)" is what you might expect to find in a ham-fisted movie scene about the psychedelic '60's.

And it's all here in this performance from the Merv Griffin TV show, which now looks like a time capsule:

But I love it, starting with the guitar vibrato intro! Even the ridiculous joke at the heart of the lyric - I'm not hungover, I just had "too much to dream last night" - somehow doesn't bother me.  

The Electric Prunes were from Los Angeles and recorded their biggest hit "I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)" in 1966.

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