Editors’ Notes While the Blues Magoos indulged in playful allusions to psychedlia, naming their albums Psychedelic Lollipop and Electric Comic Book and featuring songs deliberately named “Love Seems Doomed” (LSD) and “Albert Common is Dead” (ACID), they far surpassed novelty status. This Bronx-based quintet had more than just the amateurish enthusiasm of an average garage band and was more than a one or two-hit wonder group. “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” has been rightfully anthologized on most notable ‘garage rock’ collections. Their version of “Tobacco Road” has been similarly acknowledged. But there’s more to look into. “So I’m Wrong and You Are Right” is a cute, quick pop song. “Sometimes I Think About” is an atmospheric blues that fuses a manic guitar solo with the perfect mid-60s Farfisa organ. “Queen of My Nights” simply haunts. “Love Seems Doomed,” with its “trippy” effects and stumbling drum spots, has an enticing innocence. “Life is Just a Cher O’Bowlies” has a hapless charm. The Blues Magoos never evolved beyond their beginning stage, but their allegedly ephemeral charms linger long past their supposed expiration dates.

SONG
So I'm Wrong and You Are Right
1
2:28
 
Tobacco Road
2
4:43
 
Sometimes I Think About
3
4:14
 
(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet
4
2:18
 
Love Seems Doomed
5
3:03
 
Gotta Get Away
6
2:45
 
Queen of My Nights
7
3:06
 
She's Coming Home
8
2:45
 
Pipe Dream
9
2:27
 
There's a Chance We Can Make It
10
2:16
 
Life Is Just a Cher O'Bowlies
11
2:37
 
Albert Common Is Dead
12
1:51
 
Summer Is the Man
13
3:01
 
Baby, I Want You
14
2:44
 
Rush Hour
15
2:37
 
One By One
16
2:47
 
I Wanna Be There
17
3:01
 
There She Goes
18
2:53
 
Sybil Green (Of the in Between)
19
2:43
 
I Can Hear the Grass Grow
20
2:21
 
Yellow Rose
21
2:32
 
I Can Move a Mountain
22
3:51
 
Chicken Wire Lady
23
4:07
 

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