CRAZY ELEPHANT

Crazy Elephant was originally put together in the studio by producers Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz with Robert Spencer, formally of the Cadillacs, on vocals. The group only released 45s (the album is a compilation of singles) and are best remembered for Gimme Gimme Good Lovin', which had the pounding beat and immediate appeal that typified bubblegum music. At least 5CC of the group 10CC (One of my all-time fave groups) wrote and played for the group; evidenced on at least two singles B-sides, Umbopo and Pam. Pam, in particular, is a great lost Bubblegum classic and should be sought out.

ALBUM:

CRAZY ELEPHANT (Bell 6034) 1969

Now available on CD for the first time ever!
An anthology release with lots of unreleased songs and hard-to-find b-sides!

(Side 1)
1. Respect
2. Pam (Larry Laufer - Robert Katz - Iver Kasenetz)
3. Come To The Farm
4. Somewhere
5. My Baby (Honey Pie)
(Side 2)
1. Sunshine, Red Wine (Jimmy Woods - Bob Levine -  Jeff Katz - Jerry Kasenetz)
2. (Heartless) Hertie Gertie (Katz - Kasenetz)
3. Love Strike (Woods - Katz - Kasenetz)
4. Try This When You're Ready (Loufer - Katz - Kasenetz)
5. Higher And Higher (Kasenetz - Katz)
6. Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' (Levine - Cordell)

 

45s:

Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'/Dark Part Of My Mind (Sphere Sound 77005) 1968

Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'/Dark Part Of My Mind (Bell 763) 1968

Sunshine, Red Wine/Pam (Bell 804) 1969

Gimme Some More/My Baby (Honey Pie) (Bell 817) 1969

There's A Better Day A-Comin' (Na Na Na Na)/Space Buggy (Bell 846) 1969

Landrover/There Ain't No Umbopo (Bell 875) 1970