I picked up this 7-inch at a Savers a few months ago, assuming it was some teeny bopper music from the Sixties. I was thrilled to find some Southern fried psych jams instead.
This 45 is filled with meaty riffs and blistering licks that sees The Bubble Puppy organically segue from garage psych into Allman Bros territory by the way of a steady groove and harmonizing guitar leads. Turns out these dudes were from San Antonio, and “Hot Smoke & Sasafrass” was a Top 20 hit. Love it.
A: Hot Smoke & Sasafrass – The Bubble Puppy
B: Lonely – The Bubble Puppy