The Blues Magoos “Psychedelic Lollipop”
I swung by Rushmor tonight to pick up J. Roddy Walston & the Business’ new album “Tremors” but saw this guy staring at me from across the room. It has been on my about to purchase list along with every other psych album from the late 1960s I want but have yet to possess. Now the decision was do I buy a copy of “psychedelic lollipop” that’s been loved, or do I order a new copy of the recently released version? (Like I did with The Blues Magoos “Electric Comic Book”) It did not take long to walk that beauty up to the counter and commit. This was also a “find” as I like to put it, by that I mean I was not planning on purchasing it but the record store did the leg work and I stumbled across it. The music one purchases seems to be more exciting when you get home if it’s a “find” and not an expected purchase. Not only does it sound great but the idea that someone listened to this album 48 years ago when this type of music was being made makes it that much easier to get under your skin. Plus psych with a little needle noise never hurts the experience. The album does host the hit single “Nothin Yet” but also has a list of songs that can pull you up and down emotionally through their creativity. The track “Love seems Doomed” seems to bring you through this by communicating the tone through the music and hollowness of the song. Now I gotta jet because “she is coming home” is playing figuratively and acoustically through my life!