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Bubble Puppy / Press

“A GATHERING OF PROMISES: THE RETURN OF THE BUBBLE PUPPY For far too many, Houston’s role in music history is rather two dimensional. In the national media especially, our city’s contributions are typically limited to A) Beyonce and B) ZZ Top. Done. Maybe Townes Van Zandt will get mentioned if you’re dealing with a particularly sharp outsider who knows his Americana. Somehow all the tastemakers and journalists (and certainly all of today’s supposedly all-knowing hipsters) seem to have never gotten the memo that for a period of a few short years during the sexual revolution, Houston was home to independent record label International Artists: a rare incubator for blues, rock and early psychedelic music, all with a distinctly Texas flavor. Unless you count the Red Krayola’s Mayo Thompson touring with an entirely new band (and doing mostly new music), or the 13th Floor Elevators’ Roky Erickson playing mostly post-Elevators material, the Bubble Puppy is the only IA band still gig”

“Sean Lennon on 10 Lost Psychedelic Classics "It's really my favorite period in rock & roll history" 8. The Bubble Puppy, "Hot Smoke and Sasafrass" They were from Texas, and they're one of those bands that just sort of fizzled out. I don't know how many more great songs they have. All I know is that this song has a super-rocking riff, and I love how that riff corresponds to the vocals.”

“Bubble Puppy wins 4th Place for Best Performing Rock Band in the Austin Music Polls for 2013-2014! David "Fuzzy" Fore wins 4th place for Best Drummer! Thanks to All our Bubble Puppy Fans and Friends!”

“In 1969, this San Antonio unit had a brief moment in the sun – their burbling garage-on-the-verge-of-psych nugget “Hot Smoke & Sassafrass” reached No. 14 on Billboard’s pop chart. They later moved to California and evolved into an ominous proto-metal band called Demian. Forty years ago, they broke up; there was a brief reunion in the mid Eighties, but nobody much noticed. Still, there they were on Austin Music Hall’s stage Saturday night as part of an Austin Music Awards event – five men (three guitars, bass, drums) probably all in their sixties, one with a mullet and one with a British Invasion moptop and the most balding one brandishing the most demonic voice, having the time of their lives and letting stoner-rock whippersnappers know how it’s done. (One hint: bands back then had to be able to sing). A huge sound, and kind of gorgeous, too – showed how psychedelia presaged not just metal, but the Western country-rock of, say, the Marshall Tucker Band.”

““In the midst of sassafras, many things will come to pass,” intoned Bubble Puppy’s 1969 hit, “Hot Smoke and Sassafras.” An unlikely mirror into the future to be sure, but then who would have predicted a lucky Friday the 13th pairing of Bubble Puppy and San Antonio's the Krayolas this week at Antone's? Possibilities were endless in those days, which is why the axis of rock & roll still revolves around the music of the Fifties and Sixties. It was made by young people for young people without older generations to co-opt it. There’s even a saying among Sixties garage bands that, “If the band had long hair when you joined, it was already over.””

“Psychedelic rock band Bubble Puppy, return at a time when a lot of younger bands are discovering their music.”