Time To Break Into Bear’s Vinyl Vault [VIDEO]
After a long weekend I can’t think of a better way to relax than to open the door to my studio and paw thru some records. I love my vinyl and to be able to sit in front my turntable and watch that black vinyl record go round. Kids think I am weird but I find it very relaxing.
My record collection is quite extensive. Filling a room in my house and several shelves in the garage. I started collecting in the late 1960’s with my first album Steppenwolf “16 Greatest Hits”. It grew from there after being in radio for 35 years.
This record I wanted to share with you is a very cool psychedelic classic from 1968 from a bunch of guys that got together in San Antonio Tx.
The group was formed in 1966 by Rod Prince and Roy Cox. Looking to form a “top gun rock band” based on the concept of dual lead guitars, a staple of southern rock that was highly unusual on the psychedelic music scene, The name “Bubble Puppy” was taken from “Centrifugal Bumble-Puppy”, a fictitious children’s game in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Bubble Puppy’s live debut was as the opening act for The Who in San Antonio.
Bubble Puppy scored a Top-20 U.S. hit in 1969 with their single, “Hot Smoke & Sassafras”. The name was a misheard line lifted from an episode of “The Beverly Hillbillies”. The single peaked at number 14 on the Billboard 100
In 1984, the original Bubble Puppy lineup reunited for performances and recordings, released as the LP, Wheels Go Round On March 19th, 2011, all the original members of Bubble Puppy reunited for the first time in 42 years for a performance at The Austin Music Awards.