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October 21, 2010


just john

I have a 45 single of "Sugar Sugar." It sounds really soulful at 33 1/3 rpm. Try it!

(Another 45 that's great at 33 is Elton John's "Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting." It sounds like ultra-heavy Rolling Stones, if Mick were REALLLLLY drunk.)


Alternate title : Lament of the American Voter.

Word on Sugar-Sugar; that song is an amazing bit of psychedelia.


I still think "Indian Giver" by the 1910 Fruitgum Company is the pinnacle of bubblegum punk. It's an amazing record --- great production, a blueprint from the Ramones, really (and better than their cover). Also, "Quick Joey Small" by the Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus, which is really garage, like the Standells for tweens.


Oh, I just found this Gulf-of-Tonkin-era 1910 Fruitgum Company video. Wow!

Chuck E. Jesus

123 Redlight ftw...

Murray the Quay

Oh man, dig the tambourine player -- looks like "Davy Jones"-era Bowie doing white-boy James Brown Moves:

The Mayor of Simpleton

Sugar Sugar meets John Daker.

The Mayor of Simpleton

Ooops, it should be this


And Tommy Roe. Dizzy was his foray into psychedelia, but Hooray for Hazel is pure bubblegum. Oh, and Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep.


Best part of being a cartoon band is not needing a guitar cable or an amp! All this talk of "Sugar Sugar" makes me hungry for some Super Sugar Crisp cereal...


Maybe the cartoon bands were ahead of their time - they were "wireless" and went directly into the board

Joe Turner

While the "Do You Want to Know a Secret?" Beatles cartoon is swell, the "Tomorrow Never Knows" one is way tripper!


So weird how music I dismissed as commercial crap back in the early 70's has held up so well.


loads of kids show stuff from that time is pretty decent, for example
Cattanooga Cats
Lancelot Link
Hardy Boys


Mmmm...The Banana Splits' "I Enjoy Being A Boy In Love With You" is true psych-pop, not the Archies.

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