The Weeds Just Colour

7th March 2023

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Format Info

LP + 2x7"s

Fred Cole’s legendary 1960s garage psych band was called The Weeds, which to their svengali manager sounded a bit too much like The Seeds. Unknown to them he arranged with the record label to rename them The Lollipop Shoppe for the release of their only LP. So this is a reissue of it but now correctly accredited to The Weeds. It is enhanced with two fabulous 7″ singles.

One 7″ features artwork from the Weeds’ 1971 single and contains the 4 songs released as The Weeds (originally on separate 7″, one released 1971 and the other 1966 which includes cover of Them’s “Little Girl”).

The other 7″ features artwork from the 1968 Lollipop Shoppe 7″ but since those two cuts were included on the LP, this features 4 other songs, “Someone I Knew” and “Through My Window” from the 1969 single, and “Who’s it Gonna Be” and “Mr. Madison Avenue.”

Instead of pressing a double album that could have provided more material, this package was done intentionally to house all the essential cuts (and all the original artwork of the LP and 7″ releases).