Bubble Gum Machine, The

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Genre: pop

Rating: ** (2 stars)

Title:  The Bubble Gum Machine

Company: Senate

Catalog: S 21002

Year: 1967

Country/State: --

Grade (cover/record): NM/NM

Comments: still in shrink wrap; we opened and played once; stereo pressing

Available: SOLD

GEMM catalog ID: SOLD

Price: SOLD

Cost: $66.00


Here's another one I haven't been able to learn much about. A five piece (judging by the cover and first name liner note credits), they seem to have been a studio project for producer/writer Wes Farrell. Released by the ABC affiliated Senate label, their self-titled 1967 album featured a decent mix of Farrell-penned originals ("Wha'Cha Gonna Do For Me Now" and "I Wonder") and popular covers (Beatles, Buffalo Springfield, The Bee Gees, whose "To Love Somebody" was mis-credited to Robert Gibb - think they meant Robin Gibb. To be honest, "The Bubble Gum Machine" isn't going to drastically change your life. The uncreditted male vocalist had a decent enough voice, while their attractive female singer ('Vicki' - no last names shown on the credits) had a voice than bore a passing resemblance to Cass Elliott. Unfortunately, as far as mid-1960s music goes, nothing here is particularly original or inspiring. 'Bout the best you can say is that "The Love of a Woman" has a certain top-40 charm and they would have made a great bar cover band.

"The Bubble Gum Machine" track listing:

(side 1)
1.) Wha'Cha Gonna Do For Me Now (Wes Farrell - Tony Romeo) - 1:26
2.) To Love Somebody (Barry Gibb - Robert Gibb) - 4:46
3.) A Song That Never Comes (Cashman - Pistilli - West) - 2:38
4.) For What It's Worth (Stephen Stills) - 2:53
5.) The Love of a Woman (Wes Farrell - Tony Romeo) - 2:56

(side 2)

1.) I Wouldn't Be Lonely Anymore (Wes Farrell - Tony Romeo) - 3:18
2.) You Make Everything Right (G. Goldstein - Wes Farrell) - 2:46
3.) I Wonder (Al Kahka - J. Hirchorn - Wes Farrell) - 2:05
4.) No Love To Be Found (Bill Spencer) - 3:37
5.) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (John Lennon - Paul McCartney) - 1:43



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