Electric Comic Book

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Electric Comic Book
Studio album by Blues Magoos
Released April 1967
Genre Garage rock, psychedelic rock
Label United States Mercury
United Kingdom Repertoire (2004 CD reissue)
Producer Bob Wyld, Art Polhemus
Blues Magoos chronology
Psychedelic Lollipop
(1966)
Electric Comic Book
(1967)
Basic Blues Magoos
(1968)

Electric Comic Book is an album by the rock band Blues Magoos, the follow-up to their successful debut release Psychedelic Lollipop. The psychedelic rock/garage rock formula is followed again on this release but without a high-charting single. A couple of tracks, "Intermission" and "That's All Folks" (a very brief, hard-rocking parody of the Looney Tunes end theme) showcase the band's bizarre sense of humor.

Three singles were released from Electric Comic Book, "Summer is the Man", "Life is Just a Cher O'Bowlies", and "There's A Chance We Can Make It", the latter being the only to chart and its B-Side, "Pipe Dream," charting higher.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pipe Dream" (Gilbert, Scala)
  2. "There's a Chance We Can Make It" Gilbert, Scala)
  3. "Life is Just a Cher O'Bowlies" (Gilbert, Scala)
  4. "Gloria" (Van Morrison)
  5. "Intermission" (Esposito)
  6. "Albert Common is Dead" (Gilbert, Scala)
  7. "Summer is the Man" (Esposito, Scala)
  8. "Baby, I Want You" (Gilbert, Theilhelm)
  9. "Let's Get Together" (Jimmy Reed)
  10. "Take My Love" (Gilbert, Scala)
  11. "Rush Hour" (Daking, Gilbert, Esposito)
  12. "That's All Folks" (Blues Magoos)

Personnel[edit]

  • Ralph Scala - keyboards, vocals
  • Emil "Peppy" Theilhelm – guitar, vocals
  • Ron Gilbert – bass, vocals
  • Mike Esposito – guitar
  • Geoff Daking – drums, percussion

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1967 Pop Albums 74

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1967 "There's A Chance We Can Make It " Pop Singles 81
1967 "Pipe Dream" Pop Singles 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electric Comic Book > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 31, 2011. 

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