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.
“Sometimes I Think About” is credited to members of the band, but is actually a traditional folk song.
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.
This is vinyl rip from Mercyry records 1974. reissue in Surfadelic <360> visual sound stereo. Should I say, it’s far superior to CD reissues. Check it out!