Five Man Electrical Band

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Canadian band 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

SPC 3289 Five Man Electrical Band - Five Man Electrical Band album art Five Man Electrical Band Five Man Electrical Band (Album, Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SPC 3289 US 1969 Sell This Version
2424 020 Five Man Electrical Band - Good-Byes & Butterflies album art Five Man Electrical Band Good-Byes & Butterflies (Album) Polydor 2424 020 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
LRS-1101 Five Man Electrical Band - Coming Of Age album art Five Man Electrical Band Coming Of Age (Album) Polydor LRS-1101 US 1971 Sell This Version
LN 1009 Five Man Electrical Band - Sweet Paradise album art The Five Man Electrical Band* Sweet Paradise (Album) Lion Records (4) LN 1009 Canada 1973 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

2368 Five Man Electrical Band - Private Train album art Five Man Electrical Band Private Train (Single) Capitol Records 2368 US 1968 Sell This Version
2517 Five Man Electrical Band - Lovin' Look / Baby album art Five Man Electrical Band Lovin' Look / Baby (Single) Capitol Records 2517 US 1969 Sell This Version
F2562 Five Man Electrical Band - Sunrise To Sunset album art Five Man Electrical Band Sunrise To Sunset (Single) Capitol Records F2562 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
P 2628 Five Man Electrical Band - Riverboat album art Five Man Electrical Band Riverboat (Single) Capitol Records P 2628 US 1969 Sell This Version
K14149 Five Man Electrical Band - Moonshine (Friend Of Mine) album art Five Man Electrical Band Moonshine (Friend Of Mine) (Single) MGM Records K14149 US 1970 Sell This Version
L 3224 Five Man Electrical Band - Friends & Family / Julianna album art The Five Man Electrical Band* Friends & Family / Julianna (Single) Lionel Records (2) L 3224 US 1971 Sell This Version
2006084 Five Man Electrical Band - Signs album art Five Man Electrical Band Signs (Single) MGM Records 2006084 Greece 1971 Sell This Version
L-3220 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) L-3220 US 1971 Sell This Version
K14182 Five Man Electrical Band - Signs / Hello Melinda Goodbye album art Five Man Electrical Band Signs / Hello Melinda Goodbye (Single) Lionel Records (2) K14182 US 1970 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
2065 123 Five Man Electrical Band The Devil & Miss Lucy (Country Girl) (Single) Polydor 2065 123 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
LION 127 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) LION 127 US 1972 Sell This Version
LION-112 Five Man Electrical Band - The Devil & Miss Lucy (Country Girl) album art Five Man Electrical Band The Devil & Miss Lucy (Country Girl)(7", Single) Lion Records (4) LION-112 US 1972 Sell This Version
LION 149 Five Man Electrical Band - I'm A Stranger Here album art Five Man Electrical Band I'm A Stranger Here (Single) Lion Records (4) LION 149 US 1973 Sell This Version
Lion 160 Five Man Electrical Band - Baby Wanna Boogie album art Five Man Electrical Band Baby Wanna Boogie (Single) Lion Records (4) Lion 160 US 1973 Sell This Version
20608 Five Man Electrical Band - Transvestite Rock / I'm A Stranger Here album art Lou Reed / David Bowie / Five Man Electrical Band Lou Reed / David Bowie / Five Man Electrical Band - Transvestite Rock / I'm A Stranger Here(7", Mono, Transcription) TRAV 20608 US 1973 Sell This Version
2066 425 Five Man Electrical Band - Werewolf album art Five Man Electrical Band Werewolf (Single) Polydor 2066 425 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
URC-1050 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) URC-1050 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
COL 4239 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 COL 4239 US 1986 Sell This Version

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