Five Man Electrical Band

Canadian Band

Five Man Electrical Band was a Canadian rock band active from 1963 to 1975 (known as The Staccatos from 1963 to 1968). Their initial members were Dean Hagopian, Vern Craig, Brian Rading, and Rick Bell; in 1964, Hagopian was replaced by guitarist/songwriter Les Emmerson.


Good-byes and Butterflies (1970)Edit

  • And the sign said, 'long-haired freaky people need not apply'.
    • "Signs"
    • This passage was sampled and used extensively by Fatboy Slim, in his 2005 "Don't Let the Man Get You Down".
  • Sign, sign, everywhere a sign / blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind / do this, don't do that / can't you read the sign.
    • "Signs"

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