What's All This Then

Why should I care what this guy has to say?

The correct answer is that you shouldn’t. We’re all entitled to our opinions. Develop your own. I try to be sane and rational, but that may change with the level of caffeine intake. I’m just telling my stories in the hopes they may amuse and/or inform others. And... I Confess... I'm showing off my bitchen collection a bit.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Psychedelic Lollipop


Anyone who knows me will tell you that I couldn't pass up on a record called Psychedelic Lollipop.

Blues Magoos - Psychedelic Lollipop  (Mercury 1966)




I don't recall where I got this.  Perhaps Red Brontosaurus in San Diego.  I got one of the Blues Magoos albums there.  Possibly the follow up Electric Comic Book.

The record is great relic of that time between garage rock and full blown hippie-acid music.  It is reported to be the first record with the word 'psychedelic' in the title.   I'd buy a psychedelic anything from this period.


The outfits scream psychedelic, but the 'meet the band' section seems more Tiger Beat than Rolling Stone.

Ralph  - Quiet, Shy, Good Looking, plays his organ while singing.
Ronnie  - Loud, Funny, Lazy. plays bass
Peppy - An Idol, Lovable, "17", Drop-out, plays rhythm guitar
Mike - Psyched Out, Warm, Friendly, Rich, plays lead guitar.
Geoff - Blonde, Beautiful, Straight, plays drums.

I feel like I know them all.  I'm a Ronnie  - loud, funny and lazy.  Which one are you?

The records must have stayed in print for quite some time as this pressing is on the god-awful Chicago skyline label which Mercury didn't unveil until 1974.