Psychedelic Lollipop

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Psychedelic Lollipop
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Studio album by Blues Magoos
Released November 1966
Recorded 1966
Genre
Length 31:37
Label United States Mercury
United Kingdom Fontana (original release)
Repertoire (2005 CD reissue)
Germany Repertoire (1991 CD reissue)
Producer Bob Wyld, Art Polhemus
Blues Magoos chronology
Psychedelic Lollipop
(1966)
Electric Comic Book
(1967)Electric Comic Book1967
Singles from Psychedelic Lollipop
  1. "Tobacco Road"
    Released: June, 1966
  2. "(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet"
    Released: October, 1966
  3. "One by One"
    Released: May, 1967

Psychedelic Lollipop is the debut album by the American rock band the Blues Magoos, and is one of the first records to have the word “psychedelic” on the sleeve. Their single “(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet” was their most successful effort, rising into the Top 10 on many national charts. Guitarist “Peppy” Theilhelm was 16 years old at the time of the single’s release. The band recorded five more albums with various lineups, none reaching the success of Psychedelic Lollipop.[2]

"Sometimes I Think About" is credited to members of the band, but is actually a traditional folk song.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [3]

Allmusic critic Mark Deming felt that Blues Magoos sounded more like a solid garage band than a psychedelic band. He especially praised their version of "Tobacco Road". He wrote in his review "Psychedelic Lollipop rarely sounds like a classic, but it's solid stuff — the covers are chosen and played well... Psychedelic Lollipop doesn't sound like the work of a great band, but certainly like one who were better than average, and considering how many bands who cranked out a single like "(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet" ended up making albums clogged with filler, it says a lot that even the weakest tracks here show this group had talent, ideas, and the know-how to make them work in the studio."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet" (Mike Esposito, Ron Gilbert, Ralph Scala) – 2:10
  2. "Love Seems Doomed" (Esposito, Gilbert, Scala) – 3:02
  3. "Tobacco Road" (John D. Loudermilk) – 4:30
  4. "Queen of My Nights" (David Blue) – 2:52
  5. "I’ll Go Crazy" (James Brown) – 1:58
  6. "Gotta Get Away" (Ritchie Adams, Alan Gordon) – 2:35
  7. "Sometimes I Think About" (Esposito, Gilbert, Scala) – 3:35
  8. "One by One" (Gilbert, Emil Theilhelm) – 2:45
  9. "Worried Life Blues" (Big Maceo Merriweather) – 3:45
  10. "She’s Coming Home" (Roger Atkins, Helen Miller) – 2:36

Personnel[edit]

Blues Magoos[edit]

Technical[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1967 Pop Albums 21

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1967 "(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet" Pop Singles 5
1967 "One By One" Pop Singles 71

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fleming, Colin (June 3, 2016). "10 Wild LPs From Garage Rock's Greatest Year". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Blues Magoos 1966-1968 Pops Psychedelic Pioneers". elsewhere.co.nz. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "Psychedelic Lollipop > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 

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