Jan 27, 2009

LOLLIPOP SHOPPE - JUST COLOUR (UNI 1968) Remastered + 2 bonus




"You Must Be a Witch" by the Lollipop Shoppe was one of the most ferocious garage punk singles of the 1960s, a savage blast of paranoia and electric guitar that became a sought-after among garage fanatics. The tune was powerful enough that one had to wonder how a group so fierce would come up with a name as silly as the Lollipop Shoppe, and the truth is they didn't: they were known as the Weeds until their manager scored them a deal with Uni Records, who found their original moniker too outré and saddled them something a bit more "mod." The Lollipop Shoppe cut just one album, 1968's Just Colour, and "You Must Be a Witch" is easily the most hard-edged cut on the record, but if the Lollipop Shoppe don't hit quite as hard on the other 11 tunes, the material is strong enough to impress any fan of vintage garage or psychedelia. Fred Cole's vocals boast an emotional urgency and force that set him far apart from most of his contemporaries, and the band's blend of garage rock thunder, folk-rock melodies, and psychedelic introspection puts this in the same league as Love and the 13th Floor Elevators. Within a year of releasing Just Colour, the Lollipop Shoppe were history, and years later Cole went on to front one of the finest bands in the garage punk underground, "Dead Moon"...[net]
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6 comments:

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

uff stop it Georgie...this is too much ! ! jaja
lots of goodies here ! !
great selection of lps...
you are dropping a bomb after another bomb!

Greetings man
keepitup!

Georgie Hirezola said...

ajajajajjaa...yeah!!!!
dropping bombs is my hobby.....
Hi Pablo...cheers

Anonymous said...

This is the best I have heard it sound, but am wondering if the master tapes are lost to this album.
I also think it is weird that Revola list the publishing as copyright control in the credits, and does not know the author of the two bonus tracks!


Best!
George

Georgie Hirezola said...

back cover: Licensed from Universal Music Operations.....
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I'm sure this edition comes from the master tapes! (not necessary the US UNI ones!!!)
mm..Yeah.."copyright control" sounds weird!

bigeasy said...

Anyone who ever listened to this record notice that the lead guitar player plays the exact same solo in every tune? I still love the album tho :)

juan manuel muñoz said...

muchas gracias amigo, saludos