2008 collection from the undisputed kings of Bubblegum Psych. Love Beads And Meditation combines their two albums, Green Tambourine (1967) and Jungle Marmalade (1968), which mashed up Soft Pop Bubblegum gems with the band's growling Rock tendencies and confused the hell out of everybody. The song 'Green Tambourine' was a massive hit everywhere and remains a dyed-in-the-wool classic. 'Rice Is Nice', 'Jelly Jungle', those sweet and soft hits just kept coming. But behind the grins of Ohio's happy hippie hit makers was a down and dirty Psychedelic Rock band, a caged beast straining to get out. Just listen to the likes of 'Fifty Year Void', 'No Help From Me' and the eardrum-frying 'Through With You' for proof. Rev-Ola.
Ram Jam were an East Coast Rock quartet led by Bill Bartlett, the lead guitarist of psychedelic/bubblegum group The Lemon Pipers. Ram Jam's biggest hit, "Black Betty", which reached the Billboard Top 20 in 1977, was an intense, power Rock version of a song written by black folksinger Leadbelly. ''Golden Classics'' is the CD reissue of Ram Jam's self-titled album with 'I Should Have Known' as a bonus track. 'I Should Have Known' was first released as the b-side to the 'Black Betty' single in June 1977.
Documentary telling the story of the pipers, who during WWI, climbed out of the trenches, unarmed, to face machine guns and shells, and played bagpipes for the Highland regiments going over the top and into battle. The descendants of those men return to the battlefields to discover individual stories of extreme bravery.
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages from the Status Quo is the 1968 debut album by the British psychedelic rock group, Status Quo. The album features a large number of covers, including "Green Tambourine" by The Lemon Pipers.