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Saturday, September 11, 2004

In tune with the times...



Never heard of this band? Not surprising. Just another one-album wonder from way back, right?

Well, there's still an interest in the band, maybe not for its music per se, but because of one of its members:
The Electras would've almost certainly been relegated to the fuzzed-out annals of '60s garage rock history if not for the post-garage career of bassist (and future Senator) John Kerry. Forming in 1961 at Concord, New Hampshire's exclusive St. Paul's School (a prep school whose alumni include actor Judd Nelson, cartoonist Gary Trudeau, and FBI director Robert Mueller), the Electras' primary goal was to "meet more babes"...
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Now, with only 500 copies of the album made (what was once called a vanity pressing) you'd think it would be permanently relegated to the obscurity of flea market record bins and such.

No fear. Somebody went digging in the RCA Records archives, found the tapes (or a good master disc), and remastered the album for CD re-issue.

Go listen. All things considered, they weren't that bad.

It's nice to know that Senator Kerry has a fall-back position for future employment (should he ever, God forbid, need it). Maybe Kerry and Bill Clinton could form a sixties revival band (hey, if the Stones can keep at it...)...

Rock on, Senator dude...