Sunday, November 05, 2006

Captain Groovy And His Bubblegum Army

Capt. Groovy And His Bubblegum Army –Capt. Groovy And His Bubblegum Army/ Dark Part Of My Mind –Super K AZ 10694 (1969 French issue)

This is an insanely great release from the Kasenetz –Katz stable (with a little help from Ritchie Cordell). I read a review of this single in an old Bomp over 30 years ago and it’s only now that I got a copy and it’s even better than I imagined. The A side is a fuzzed up heavy Bubblegum killer tune with dark overtones. Imagine the Ohio Express on Ketamine stomping around in jackboots with a rallying call for the Teen masses to enroll - Yes, we are talking about Bubblegum fascism here! It’s just perfect from start to freak out finish. The B side Dark Part Of My Mind is another psyched out ditty but without the hooky call to arms. AWESOME !!! (As our American cousins would say…)

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Anonymous said...

This is also on the Mindrockers CD box set of psych stuff

Expo67 said...

Robin, I've got this 45 aswell and it IS killer bubblegum psych with a heavy production sound.

I don't have the picture cover though. Never seen that before.

Purepop said...

And I'm also the proud owner of the German pic sleeve (with different B side) AND a German Poster which is the only bit of "art" I have in my living room