Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Yummies –Patty Cake


The Yummies –Patty Cake/Hippie Lady –Sunflower SUN 103 (1970 US)
As recounted in the seminal book Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth (Feral House), the sole single by The Yummies was the creation of one Les Fradkin who played all the instruments on both sides. The regular release in fact switched sides, with the Garage Bo Diddley beat of Hippie Lady taking precedence as the potential hit. However Patty Cake is a fantastic example of the perfect Bubblegum tune. It has it all from the mother of all hooks, the incessant hand claps, Farfisa organ and wonderful anglophile vocals which predate the Glam era (think Milk & Cookies on steroids). Patty Cake is the perfect tune with an exemplary all round performance which will plant a big grin to your face...

Hear a full version of Patty Cake

5 comments:

duck_stab said...

Enjoy:

http://attackingthebeat.blogspot.com/2009/01/interview-les-fradkin.html

Alvin Jukebox said...

Hey Robin, awesome blog!!!
Do you know a band from Madrid called Burning? They were the real Spanish Junkshop Glam!!!

http://eldrugstore.blogspot.com/2009/06/burning-estoy-ardiendo-single-1974.html

Saludos!!!

Purepop said...

Yeah I heard that one but missed out on a copy a while ago. I knew it came out in France, but didn't know they were Spanish...

Anonymous said...

Apparently Les Fradkin played George Harrison in the musical "Beatlemania" some 30 years ago. Cool thing to do at the time, I guess.

Jeffers66 said...

He also recorded as FEARLESS FRADKIN on Sunflower.