|Photo courtesy of Flower Bomb Songs website and Rick Sousa. Used with permission.|
I tell ya, I'm glad there are some hard-core sixties sleuths out there, otherwise there's absolutely no way I would've known this gem was from the Ocean State. As it turns out, this Pawtucket, R.I., band's story sails from across the Atlantic, courtesy of Flower Bomb Songs in the U.K. In short, songwriter, rhythm guitarist and vocalist Rick Sousa and the rest of the band (including namesake Ed Foos on bass) formed in 1962, and stayed together for an impressive seven years. Besides the typical parties and clubs, Foos & Co. also played at McCoy Stadium, home of minor league baseball team the Pawtucket Red Sox. While the radio-friendly a-side displays your average late-60s "groovy" lite-rock sounds, the psychotic flipside here is where it's at: a fuzzed-out psychedelic rock and roll confession!
Read Flower Bomb's detailed interview with Rick Sousa for the complete story including vintage photos and the list of rejected band names.
LOOS FOOS & THE FIBERGLASS CORNFLAKE
I Think I've Got You / Bless Me Father
Ace Record Co. (ARS-135) 1969