Friday, June 16, 2006

The Lollipop Shoppe !

I know, a lotta people from the rockin’ blogosphere (could we find another world godammit) already wrote and post about this fantastic band but hey, it’s my blog, I do what I want ^_^
Here we go !
The Lollipop Shoppe was originally known as The Weeds and featured Fred Cole, now of Dead Moon. After The Weeds signed to UNI Records (a now-defunct subsidiary of MCA), their new manager, "Lord" Tim Hudson, insisted they change their name to The Lollipop Shoppe to fit in with the current trend of bubblegum music. The band's actual recordings, including the 1968 LP Just Colour, are hardly bubblegum, but instead a mix of garage rock and psychedelia. The album and its single, "You Must Be a Witch," are regarded as period classics and still prized by collectors, though neither made the charts.
The band opened for stars such as Janis Joplin and The Doors, and appeared in the biker movie Angels from Hell.
The album has been bootlegged; the Music Maniac label has announced a reissue but it has not appeared. The Lollipop Shoppe released one more single, "Someone I Knew" b/w "Through My Window, before breaking up in 1969. They reunited as The Weeds for a 1971 single.

Ok, I stole that from wikipedia, I admit.
I’m lazy today.
It's Friday for Gods sake.

The Lollipop Shoppe - You Must Be A Witch
The Lollipop Shoppe - Don't Look Back

Best joke ever posted on this blog?


Ahab And The Wailers - Cleopatra's Needle

Have a good weekend !


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty crunchy guitar for a "bubblegum" band, huh? Good tunes tho!
Once again, thanks Rev.


10:53 AM  
Anonymous Jeanpop2 said...

Je ne savais pas que le révérend s'était mis au hard-rock. Très bons titres d'Irom Maiden néanmoins.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Scurvy, thank you!
President, n'oublions pas que je vénère Spinal Tap nom d'une bite.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

...blogosphere becomes somewhat less ungainly a word when reduced to bsphere.

4:13 PM  
Blogger retank said...

ooh cunfooz may

4:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here's the Lollipop LP. halfway down

6:44 AM  

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