Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Purple Avalanche -Oh-Bah-Um-Dee-Dum

Purple Avalanche -Oh-Bah-Um-Dee-Dum/ When I Saw Her –Roulette R-7046 (1969 US)

Amazing, this odd Bubblegum tune has it all...even those who haven’t been bitten by the Bubblegum bug will find ample entertainment within. It chugs, bugs and contorts itself into a splendid approximation of Wild Honey era Beach Boys attempting to work within a 1910 Fruitgum Company framework with added mouthed splutterings recalling Driftin’s Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right. Anyone with any info on this bunch?

Hear a full version of Oh-Bah-Um-Dee-Dum


Christopher Fast said...

Amazing. Not sure how many times I'll be able to hear it! but at the moment I love it.


Anonymous said...

Lead siger Kevin McCabe was from Metuchen N.J. this band was formally known as THE BEX. Kevin later recorded an album on Roulette Records with the band AIRBORNE and later toured and recorded as a solo artist. Purple Avalance was Bill Marquart guitar/vocals Chris Jones/bass and Ernie Roig on skins! They were THE BOMB at the battle of the bands in the 60's in central NJ.