August 30, 2023 Playlist

Blues Magoos "Psychedelic Lollipop" (1966)
Blues Magoos "Psychedelic Lollipop"  1966 (USA)
The psychedelic rock era exploded in 1966, led by landmark albums from The Beatles, The Byrds, and The Mothers of Invention. There were also three records released that year with the buzzword "psychedelic" in the album title: the ones by 13th Floor Elevators and The Deep have already been CAOTWs, so this week we add the best-selling of that trio, the debut by NYC band Blues Magoos. In spite of another buzzword "Blues" in the band's name, they were not particularly bluesy and were really more of a garage band that successfully climbed on the acid rock bandwagon. Magoos are remembered as a one-hit wonder, and their one hit "(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet" can be found on this album. Their second and third albums (Electric Comic Book and Basic Blues Magoos) are also full of sixties "nuggets" - on the whole their career was comparable to a group like The Strawberry Alarm Clock: never first-tier, but they made more groovy music than you might have expected.
Meanwhile, the summer of 2023 is turning out to be a renaissance for J-pop Metal: BABYMETAL's new single is their first with new member Momometal (finally replacing Yuimetal who left in 2018), who sings the weird bridge in this song - a collab with Tom Morello which is better than anything on the album they released last spring! Even more exciting, the iconic supergroup Maximum The Hormone released their first new song in about 5 years!
(N) = New Release
(R) = Listener Request

Artist Song Album Year Country
(Jesus Sixto Rodriguez 1942-2023)
Climb Up On My MusicComing From Reality1971USA
The Rotary ConnectionThe Weight (The Band)Songs1969USA
The Band
(Jaime Royal "Robbie" Robertson 1943-2023)
King Harvest (Has Surely Come)The Band1969Canda/USA
The BandGet Up Jake(outtake from The Band album)
A Musical History (compilation)
rec. 1969Canda/USA
The Band (Robbie Robertson solo)Twilight (sketch track)A Musical History (compilation)rec. 1970'sCanda
Half Japanese The Answer Is YesJump Into Love (N)
2023 (Fire)USA
Holy Wave Nothing In The DarkFive Of Cups (N)
2023 (Suicide Squeeze)USA
Maximum The Hormone Koi No America ("Love Of America")single (N)
2023 (Warner Japan)Japan
HANABIE.  ("Chilly Flowers") Today's Good Day & So EpicRaise Wa Ijin! (N)  ("Reborn Superstar!")
2023 (Sony)Japan
BABYMETAL METALI!! (with Tom Morello)single (N)
2023 (BABYMETAL records
/Toy's Factory)
Gozu AshRemedy (N) (R)
2023 (Metal Blade/Blacklight)USA
Guided By Voices Awake ManWelshpool Frillies (N)
2023 (GBV inc.)USA
Sparks EscalatorThe Girl Is Crying In Her Latte (N)
2023 (Island)USA
Public Image Ltd.
WallsEnd Of World (N)2023 (PIL Official)UK
Blues Magoos(We Ain't Got) Nothin' YetPsychedelic Lollipop
Blues MagoosGotta Get AwayPsychedelic Lollipop
Blues MagoosShe's Coming HomePsychedelic Lollipop
Blues MagoosChicken Wire LadyBasic Blues Magoos1968USA
Blues ImageRide Captain RideOpen1970USA
The Blues ProjectFlute ThingProjections1966USA
Carmen Maki & Blues CreationMean Old BoogieCarmen Maki & Blues Creation1971Japan
NektarA Day In The Life Of A Preacher Featuring The Birth Of Oh Willie (live)Sunday Night At London Roundhouse1974UK/Germany
Rare EarthI Know I'm Losing You (The Temptations - live)Rare Earth In Concert1971USA
ChicagoLiberationThe Chicago Transit Authority1969USA
The Budos Band Crescent BladeFrontier's Edge EP (N)
2023 (Daptone)USA
Tony Allen & Adrian Younge EbunTony Allen JID018 (N)
2023 (Jazz Is Dead)Nigeria/USA
Gerry Gibbs Thrasher People We Live In Brooklyn / Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Roy Ayers)Family (N)
2023 (Whaling City Sound)USA
Dave McMurray China Cat Sunflower (Grateful Dead)Grateful Deadication 2 (N)
2023 (Blue Note)USA
RodriguezJane S. Piddy
(I played the wrong track by mistake so announced it wrong)
Cold Fact1970USA
Blues ControlOn Through The NightLocal Flavor2009USA

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