Matchmakers, The - Bubble Gum-A-Gogo [PINK VINYL] - New LP
Pure bubblegum from Germany (sung in English), full of corn syrup and pure cane sugar, chewy as taffy, reissue of a 1970 album, never before released in the States.
Produced by wunderkind producer Mark Wirtz (Tomorrow, the mythical Teenage Opera), and co-written by Kris Ife who called on his old bandmates from The Quiet Five for these studio creations. Most of these pieces of psychedelic bubble gum were packed as The Matchmakers, some chipper chiclets were initially issued under monikers such as Astronaut Alan & The Planets (“Fickle Lizzie Anne,” “Cellophane Mary Jane”), and The Guards (“Fantastic Fair”). This final pack of bubble blowers were finally issued together in 1970 by Vogue Schallplatten in Germany and a few other territories shortly after. This poppy platter never made its way stateside until now!
First ever US release of this German chewy pop-psyche goodness!
“This group was formed by 4 boys who came together one year ago. Each one of them is a studied and high-qualified musician. They all are not only busy within this group but are also playing on nearly every record-session which takes place in London, no matter what kind of label. Even this fact does speak in favour of the enormous ability of the group, THE MATCHMAKERS.” - Uschi Erdmann (from the original notes)
• CUT AND PRESSED ON BUBBLE GUM PINK VINYL AT THIRD MAN!
• FIRST EVER US PRESSING, STRICTLY LIMITED TO 500 COPIES!
Baby Make Me Happy • Sandy • Fantastic Fair • Fickle Lizzie Anne • Turn Me On • Two Timing Man • Wooly Wooly Watsgong • Tell Me A Secret • Goody Goody Goody • This Time It Must Be Love • Gently Baby Gently •