Five Man Electrical Band

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Formed in Los Angeles United States, and best known for their 1971 anti-establishment hit "Signs".
Featured guitarist/vocalist Les Emmerson, bassist Brian Rading, keyboardist Ted Gerow, and drummers Rick Belanger and Mike Belanger. After moving to Los Angeles is when on the advice of Brian Rading changed name from The Staccatos to Five Man Electrical Band.

Originally known as The Staccatos formed in Ottawa, Canada 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 sold well and "Half Past Midnight" was released as a single in the U.S., but the group was dismissed as sounding too much like the Beach Boys. The Staccatos released their second album, Five Man Electrical Band, in 1968, and renamed themselves after it the following year.
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Albums

Five Man Electrical Band - Five Man Electrical Band album art Five Man Electrical Band Five Man Electrical Band (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Canada 1969 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - Good-Byes & Butterflies album art Five Man Electrical Band Good-Byes & Butterflies (Album) Lionel Records (2), Lionel Records (2) Canada 1970 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - Coming Of Age album art Five Man Electrical Band Coming Of Age (Album) Polydor US 1971 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - Sweet Paradise album art The Five Man Electrical Band* Sweet Paradise (Album) Lion Records (4) Canada 1973 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Five Man Electrical Band - It Never Rains On Maple Lane album art Five Man Electrical Band It Never Rains On Maple Lane (Single) Capitol Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - Sunrise To Sunset album art Five Man Electrical Band Sunrise To Sunset (Single) Capitol Records New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - Lovin' Look / Baby album art Five Man Electrical Band Lovin' Look / Baby (Single) Capitol Records US 1969 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - Riverboat album art Five Man Electrical Band Riverboat (Single) Capitol Records US 1969 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - Moonshine (Friend Of Mine) album art Five Man Electrical Band Moonshine (Friend Of Mine) (Single) MGM Records US 1970 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - Signs / Hello Melinda Goodbye album art Five Man Electrical Band Signs / Hello Melinda Goodbye (Single) Lionel Records (2) US 1970 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - Signs album art Five Man Electrical Band Signs (Single) MGM Records Greece 1971 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - Absolutely Right / (You And I) Butterfly album art Five Man Electrical Band Absolutely Right / (You And I) Butterfly (Single) Lionel Records (2) Australia 1971 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - Friends & Family / Julianna album art The Five Man Electrical Band* Friends & Family / Julianna (Single) Lionel Records (2) US 1971 Sell This Version
2202 032 Five Man Electrical Band - Signs  album art Five Man Electrical Band Signs (7") MGM Records 2202 032 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
2148 Five Man Electrical Band - Onda Liviana Vol. 1 album art Rockit, Bobby Bloom, Donny Osmond, Five Man Electrical Band Rockit, Bobby Bloom, Donny Osmond, Five Man Electrical Band - Onda Liviana Vol. 1(7", EP) MGM Records 2148 Mexico 1971 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - Money Back Guarantee / Find The One album art Five Man Electrical Band Money Back Guarantee / Find The One (Single) Lion Records (4) US 1972 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band The Devil & Miss Lucy (Country Girl) (Single) Polydor Canada 1972 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - I'm A Stranger Here album art Five Man Electrical Band I'm A Stranger Here (Single) Lion Records (4) US 1973 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - Baby Wanna Boogie album art Five Man Electrical Band Baby Wanna Boogie (Single) Lion Records (4) US 1973 Sell This Version
20608 Five Man Electrical Band - What's It All About? album art Lou Reed, David Bowie / Five Man Electrical Band Lou Reed, David Bowie / Five Man Electrical Band - What's It All About?(7", Transcription) TRAV 20608 US 1973 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - Werewolf album art Five Man Electrical Band Werewolf (Single) Polydor Italy 1974 Sell This Version
PD 14263 DJ (PD14263-AM) (2066 535) Five Man Electrical Band - Johnny Get A Gun album art Five Man Electrical Band Johnny Get A Gun(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Polydor PD 14263 DJ (PD14263-AM) (2066 535) Canada 1975 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) / Signs album art The Hombres, Five Man Electrical Band The Hombres, Five Man Electrical Band - Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) / Signs (Single) Eric Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - Summertime Blues / Signs album art Blue Cheer / Five Man Electrical Band Blue Cheer / Five Man Electrical Band - Summertime Blues / Signs (Single) Collectables US 1986 Sell This Version
Five Man Electrical Band - No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) / Half Past Midnight album art The T-Bones, Five Man Electrical Band The T-Bones, Five Man Electrical Band - No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) / Half Past Midnight Underground Records (3) Canada 1986 Sell This Version

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November 26, 2018
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