Um, the title pretty much sums it up. These guys are right up there with the Guess Who and BTO. ERASE FROM YOUR MIND ALL DOUBTS ABOUT BUYING THIS MUSIC!!!
Hit And Miss
While "Signs" still sounds great and deserves a place in Canadian rock history, there are moments from the Five Man Electrical Band that are more novelty than fond memory. "Werewolf" in particular, which was one of their biggest hits, sounds both dated and somewhat comical. It feels like a lot of the story songs of the 70's.
To go on earlier review where it states that "Werewolf" was their biggest hit, actually it was "Signs". Although "Werewolf" did pretty good, there are a few that surpassed it like "Absolutely Right", "Money Back Guarantee" and "I'm A Stranger Here".
Formed: 1969 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Years Active: '60s, '70s
Best-known for their 1971 anti-establishment hit "Signs," Ottawa, Canada's Five Man Electrical Band featured guitarist/vocalist Les Emmerson, bassist Brian Rading, keyboardist Ted Gerow, and drummers Rick "Bell" Belanger and Mike "Bell" Belanger. Originally known as the Staccatos, the group formed in the mid-'60s and earned their first big break with the 1967 hit "Half Past Midnight"; their first attempt at stateside success came that year when they recorded A Wild Pair with the Guess Who. The album...