LONG PLAYER OF THE DAY: The Blues Magoos, ‘Kaleidescopic Compendium’

Blues Magoos - 'Kaleidescopic Compendium' cover

Blues Magoos - 'Kaleidescopic Compendium' cover

The Artist/Album: The Blues Magoos, Kaleidescopic Compendium (Mercury, 1992)

Our Review: One of the first bands to plaster the word “psychedelic” across one of their acid-damaged record sleeves–on their 1966 debut, Psychedelic Lollipop–the Blues Magoos only managed to score one hit in the ’60s, the organ-grinding “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet.” And yet their 23-track survey of singles and album standouts is full of killer sides, including the prism-cracking choruses of “Gotta Get Away,” the black-lit balladry of “Love Seems Doomed” and “Queen of My Nights,” and the runaway riffs of “Tobacco Road.”

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