Sugarloaf – Green-Eyed Lady (1970)

Sugarloaf+-+Green-Eyed+LadyColorado, 1970. Jerry Corbetta and Sugarloaf are one with their high altitude.

Green-Eyed Lady takes some musical cues of the late 60s, channeling the jazz rock interplay of The Doors, yet incorporating a leisure suit nightclub bravado of the Swingin’ 70s.

West Of Tomorrow is the jam you want on the car radio while driving home from an inspired all-nighter with your best buds. The wah drenched arpeggios and assured tone of the overlapping vocals that invoke imagery of timelapse skylines and universal truths.  What more can you ask for?

 Green Eyed Lady – Sugarloaf

West of Tomorrow – Sugarloaf

The Bubble Puppy – Hot Smoke & Sasafrass (1969)

BubblePuppy_CropI 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