Friday, March 28, 2014

Bubble Puppy - A Gathering Of Promises (1969) … and more

Δεν χρειάζεται να πω κάτι ξεχωριστό ή  ιδιαίτερο για αυτό το γκρουπ. Λίγο ως πολύ όλοι το γνωρίζετε. Έχουν ξαναμαζευτεί, έκαναν συναυλίες έβγαλαν και δίσκο και γενικά μπήκαν και αυτοί στη μόδα της ανασύστασης. Καλά κάνουν. Το επιπλέον ίσως που έκανα ήταν να μαζέψω ότι έβγαλαν ως Bubble Puppy. Δηλαδή τα κομμάτια από τα 45αρια που έβγαλαν αλλά δεν υπήρχαν στο Lp, όπως και μερικά ακόμα τα οποία εμφανίστηκαν μόνο σε συλλογές.

Επέλεξα επίσης να ανεβάσω ένα τραγούδι τους στο youtube που δεν υπήρχε και νομίζω πως θα έπρεπε. Το βρίσκω εξαιρετικό και μάλλον είναι από τα «άγνωστά» τους.  Είπαμε, αφήνουμε κάβα για τους νεώτερους που ίσως κάποια στιγμή τους σκαλίσουν. Καλή ακρόαση σε όλους σας και να είστε αδέλφια πάντα καλά.  

Bubble Puppy - Beautiful Shadows

ROY COX                                     bs                           A
DAVID FORE                                drms                       A
TODD POTTER                             ld gtr                       A
ROD PRINCE                                ld gtr                       A
CLAYTON PULLEY                                                      
TOMMY SMITH                                                          
1(A)   A GATHERING OF PROMISES         (International Artists IA 10)   1969
NB: (1) reissued on Decal (LIK 33) 1988 in the UK, and on CD by Collectables (COL-CD-0558). Also of interest is Wheels Go Round (One Big Guitar OBGLP 9004) 1987.  
1       Hot Smoke And Sasafras/Lonely    (International Artists 128)    1969
2       If I Had A Reason'/Beginning          (International Artists 132)    1969
3       Days Of Our Time/Thinkin' About Thinkin'(International Artists 136)       1969
4       What Do You See?/Hurry Sundown                                           (International Artists 138)         1969 -

They started rehearsing in San Antonio in 1967 using a temporary name Willowdale Handcar although prior to this Prince, Cox and Fore had played together in Corpus Christi as The New Seeds. The name Bubble Puppy was chosen whilst they were high on acid at a Hendrix Concert flicking over the pages of Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World'. With their new name they headed for Austin where they played at the now legendary Vulcan Gas Company but after being signed by International Artists they moved on to Houston. Their first 45 reached No. 9 in the U.S. charts in March 1969 and combined hard rock with fresh vocal harmonies. Their album, which actually reached No. 176 in the U.S. Album Charts, was similar in style and, although their three subsequent 45s never achieved the success of the first, they became International Artist's most successful act after the 13th Floor Elevators.

During a tour with Steppenwolf Nick St. Nicholas convinced them to move to California which they did signing to Steppenwolf's ABC/Dunhill label. Here they changed their name to Demian issuing an album in 1971. Later in 1977 they reformed as Sirius. However, the story was not over. They re-emerged in 1987 with a new album which contained new versions of their old classics as well as fresh material but which frankly showed them to be a shadow of their former selves.
Compilation appearances have so far included: Hot Smoke And Sassafras on Best Of '60s Psychedelic Rock (CD); Days Of Our Time on Kicks & Chicks - Original 1960s Acid Punk (LP); Beginning on Relics, Vol. 1 (LP) and Relics Vol's 1 & 2 (CD); Thinkin' About Thinkin', Day Of Your Time and What Do You See on Austin Landing (LP); Hurry Sundown (single mix) on Austin Landing, Vol. 2 (LP); and Thinkin' About Thinkin', If I Had A Reason and What Do You See? on International Artists Singles Collection (LP).

1. Hot Smoke & Sasafrass
2. Todd's Tune
3. I've Got To Reach You
4. Lonely
5. A Gathering Of Promises
6. Hurry Sundown
7. Elizabeth
8. It's Safe To Say
9. Road To St. Stephens
10. Beginning

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kimon said...

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Anonymous said...

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