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Bubblegum Pop-Psych

PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:57 am
by Adam Blake
Just to prove that we haven't been idle in SOTW's absence, Andy and I took time out from our busy schedules this afternoon to compile a collection of classic Bubblegum Pop-Psych from the late 60s. Hugh also contributed, as did someone who should be a Forumista.

We came up with these (in no particular order):

Green Tambourine - Lemon Pipers
Jesamine - The Casuals
Dear Delilah - Grapefruit
98.6 - Keith
The Rain, The Park & Other Things - The Cowsills
There Is A Mountain - Donovan
I Can't Let Maggie Go - The Honeybus
Sunday Will Never Be The Same - Spanky & Our Gang
Happy Together - The Turtles
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet - The Blues Magoos
Yummy Yummy Yummy - The Ohio Express
Simon Says - 1910 Fruitgum Company
Judy In Disguise - John Fred and his Playboy Band
Skeleton And The Roundabout - The Idle Race
Ice In The Sun - Status Quo
Postcard - Blossom Toes
Flowers In The Rain - The Move
It's Getting Better - Mama Cass
Stop Stop Stop - The Hollies
Tracy - The Cufflinks
Na Na Na (Kiss Him Goodbye) - Steam

Re: Bubblegum Pop-Psych

PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:30 am
by AndyM
As a nerdy aside, online research (Wikipedia, who am I kidding?) reveals one of the Lemon Pipers ended up in Ram Jam, perpetrators of 'Black Betty', as in woah-Black-Betty-bam-a-lam. Who knew ??

Re: Bubblegum Pop-Psych

PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:16 am
by john poole
A few nominations for Volume Two -

Pandora's Golden Heebie Geebies - the Association
Incense and Peppermints - the Strawberry Alarm Clock
Crimson and Clover - Tommy James & the Shondells
Next Plane to London - the Rose Garden
She's My Girl - the Turtles
Just Dropped In (to see what condition my condition was in) - the First Edition
It's Now Winter's Day - Tommy Roe

Re: Bubblegum Pop-Psych

PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:02 am
by Adam Blake
Thank you, John. Swerving things definitively over to the US, there. "Incense And Peppermints", though, virtually defines the genre!

Re: Bubblegum Pop-Psych

PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:44 am
by john poole
A few from the UK -

Nirvana - Tiny Goddess, and/or Pentecost Hotel, and/or Rainbow Chaser
The Zombies - Time of the Season
Billy Nicholls - Come Again
Mike Batt - Fading Yellow
Consortium - All the Love in the World

Re: Bubblegum Pop-Psych

PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:07 pm
by Adam Blake
"Rainbow Chaser"! That was on one of those Island samplers that I played into the ground in my youth - I think it was "You Can All Join In", but I got them all. "El Pea", "Bumpers", "Nice Enough To Eat", "This Is Blues", "This Is Sue". Awwwww.... Thank you, Chris Blackwell.

Re: Bubblegum Pop-Psych

PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:36 pm
by Rob Hall
Traffic - Hole In My Shoe?

Re: Bubblegum Pop-Psych

PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:50 pm
by Adam Blake
Rob Hall wrote:Traffic - Hole In My Shoe?


A classic indeed. I cajoled my parents into buying this for me. I still have it.