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All but one of the rock bands named below was formed in the 80s and active in 1988. Can you identify the 60s band with the dumb psychedelic name?

1. Alice Donut

2. Liquid Pink

3. Precious Wax Drippings

4. Electric Prunes

5. Gay Bykers on Acid

6. Eleventh Dream Day

7. Trip Shakespeare

8. Fang Beach


The Electric Prunes produced one hit, "I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)," in 1966. Alice Donut is a five-man pop group from California. Liquid Pink is a Milwaukee quartet fronted by guitarist Peter Hedman. The Precious Wax Drippings are a north-side thrash/punk band. Gay Bykers on Acid are satiric heavy-metal rockers from England. Eleventh Dream Day is a two-guitar Chicago band featuring a husband-wife songwriting team. Trip Shakespeare is a Minneapolis group led by a former Harvard student. Fang Beach is a Chicago band, authors of "Are You Gonna Be There at the Love-in?"

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Daniel Corrigan.

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