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Crazy Elephant

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Crazy Elephant was a short-lived American band noted for their 1969 hit single, “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’”. Crazy Elephant was a studio concoction, created by Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz of Super K Productions. Ex-Cadillac member Robert Spencer was widely utilized on lead vocals, though future 10cc member Kevin Godley took lead vocals on “There Ain’t No Umbopo”, recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England, and released on the bell records label in May 1970. A touring group was formed later for promotional purposes. The bassist on “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’” was Gary Gaynor, a local studio musician.

Crazy Elephant’s “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’” (b/w “The Dark Part of My Mind”) was a transatlantic one-hit wonder, making #12 both on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the UK Singles Chart. Several follow-up singles, including “Gimme Some More” (b/w “My Baby (Honey Pie”)) and “Sunshine Red Wine” (b/w “Pam”), failed to chart.

The band also released Crazy Elephant, a self-titled album, in 1970, featuring:

* Robert Spencer (vocals)
* Kenny Cohen (flute, sax vocals), who later performed with The Eagles, Santana, Rod Stewart and B. B. King
* Bob Avery (drums), who also played with The Music Explosion
* Larry Laufer (keyboards, vocals)
* Hal King (vocals)
* Ronnie Bretone (bass)

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  • WarriorJones

    Even better than Crazy Frog

    30 May 2014 Reply
  • cashflagg

    "Crazy Elephant was a studio concoction, created by Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz of Super K Productions, promoted in Cash Box magazine as allegedly being a group of Welsh coal miners." That's pretty much the definition of a bubblegum band.

    8 Jul 2012 Reply
  • aelimeade

    They are considered bubblegum because of it is a product of Kasenetz and Katz.

    15 Aug 2011 Reply
  • btomich

    um, why are they considered bubble gum? People should listen to the entire album.

    19 Sep 2010 Reply
  • BillStrange

    The BEst!!

    31 Aug 2010 Reply
  • eppelpai

    What the..#!! 2 scrobbles for "Pam"?! I guess we will have to wait for some rich and famous dj to cover it so that it can gain some fame again :/. Wouldn't be surprised if FatboySlim/Prodigy/ChemicalBrothers/DaftPunk/Modjo or Neptunes remixed it and cashed in on it. All they have to do is turn up the drums a tiny bit. I hope the song makes a comeback for itself and unspoiled though.

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • anoeta

    la de pam me gusta más...

    17 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Cuckonest

    La canción de Respect es buenísima...

    12 Jul 2008 Reply

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