If you are younger than a certain age, “Bubble Puppy” is a character in a children’s cartoon “Bubble Guppies” featured on the Nickelodeon channel. This Bubble Puppy is a cute little terrier with a fish’s tail….probably some sort of brand extension of “Spongebob Squarepants.”
If you are over a certain age, “Bubble Puppy” is a one-hit-wonder, psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas. “Hot Smoke and Sassafras”, their one-hit, featured a kick-butt guitar lick at the beginning and nonsensical lyrics throughout…pretty much your typical psychedelic rock classic.
This particular post goes out to those who remember the former not the latter…. you vinyl-heads out there who know Robin Trower was the lead guitarist for Procol Harem and Ginger Baker had a custom-made cigarette holder that would allow him to smoke (cigarettes, I think) while he played drums behind Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton. Yeah…you!
Yeah…you! Write down April 30, 8 a.m. at the Turk theater on the St. Francis campus. It’s the MegaMusic Rummage sale with all proceeds to benefit WCSF-FM, the student-run radio station. For the past year, WCSF students have been collecting, organizing and cataloging donations of music-related items: vinyl albums, posters, CDs, 45s, cassettes and a whole lot more. As we get closer to the event, you will be able to see a list of some of the items for sale here, on the WCSF-FM website.
Prices for most items begin at 25 cents. Admission, at 8 a.m. is free, however a $20 “Early-bird” fee gains admission one half hour early, at 7:30 a.m.
So, if you absolutely have to have that rare, 78 r.p.m. of Chuck Berry’s “No Money Down” on Chess Records or hundreds of other music-related rarities and oddities, mark down April 30. You will have a blast thumbing through racks and racks of the best music ever made….at least bands with the best names, ever made. Viva la Bubble Puppy!