Electronically Tested

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Electronically Tested
Studio album by Mungo Jerry
Released March 1971
Recorded 1970-71
Genre Folk rock
Length 38.56
Label Dawn
Producer Barry Murray
Mungo Jerry chronology
Mungo Jerry
(1970)
Electronically Tested
(1971)
You Don’t Have to Be in the Army
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Electronically Tested is the second album by Mungo Jerry. The UK release was on Dawn Records, and it appeared with slightly different track listings in other countries, as many territories outside the UK had already added the group’s first hit "In The Summertime" to the running order on the eponymous first album. All songs were written by the group's front man Ray Dorset, apart from an extended version of the Willie Dixon blues standard "I Just Wanna Make Love To You". In some other countries, pressings included the Paul King song, "Black Bubonic Plague", and the album was also retitled Memoirs of a Stockbroker, as the UK title (taken from an advertisement for contraceptives) was deemed too risqué.

It peaked in the UK album charts at No. 13.

Recent reissues on CD have included bonus tracks featuring tracks from the maxi-singles that did not appear on album at the time.

Ray "Bizz" Bissiker, who guested on recorder, was also the group's roadie.

The album was reputedly named after the guarantee printed on every packet of Durex.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ray Dorset, except where noted.

  1. "She Rowed" – 3:15
  2. "I Just Wanna Make Love to You" (Willie Dixon) – 9:01
  3. "In the Summertime" – 3:30
  4. "Somebody Stole My Wife" – 2:53
  5. "Baby Jump" – 4:09
  6. "Follow Me Down" – 3:17
  7. "Memoirs of a Stockbroker" – 4:00
  8. "You Better Leave That Whisky Alone" – 3:55
  9. "Coming Back to You When the Time Comes" – 3:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Ray Dorset – lead vocals, lead and 6 and 12-string acoustic guitars, harp, kazoo, stomp, tambourine
  • Paul King – vocals, 6 and 12-string acoustic guitars, harp, banjo guitar, jug, recorder
  • Colin Earl – piano
  • John Godfrey – bass
  • Ray Bissiker – recorder
  • Roger Earl – drums on "Memoirs of a Stockbroker"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Davis, S. (1998), Every Chart Topper Tells a Story: The Seventies, Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing, Chapter March 1971, ISBN 1-85158-837-X