Album Remarks & Appraisals:
2008 digitally remastered edition of this Garage Rock/Psychedelic classic, originally released in 1967. Initially known as The Weeds and featuring Fred "Deep Soul" Cole, The Lollipop Shoppe sound amazingly modern. After The Weeds signed to UNI Records, their new manager, the infamous Lord Tim Hudson, insisted they change their name to The Lollipop Shoppe to fit in with the current trend of bizarrely named Bubblegum groups. The band's actual recordings are hardly Bubblegum, but instead a mix of crunching Garage Rock and wild Psychedelia. The album and its single, 'You Must Be a Witch,' are period classics and still prized by collectors, though neither made the charts. The band opened for stars such as Janis Joplin and The Doors, and appeared in the biker movie Angels from Hell. 14 tracks. Rev-Ola.
Liner Note Author: Jon "Mojo" Mills.
Led by Fred Cole, later of Dead Moon, the Lollipop Shoppe were originally the Weeds until they were convinced to change their name to appeal to 1960s bubblegum-pop audiences. However, their lone album features a much harder sound than the name implies. Mixing garage rock with a West Coast-sounding touch of psychedelia, JUST COLOUR features fuzz-tone guitar riffs galore, trippy lyrics, and a balance between rock balladry and punky, NUGGETS-ish energy.