The Babe Rainbow – Peace Blossom Boogy
You thought the 60′s and 70′s psychedelic music scene was dead, right? Well, you would be wrong! Updated, yes, but not dead. In The Babe Rainbow’s Peace Blossom Boogy (seen/heard here), lies the evidence. That fact can also be heard in full on the band’s new long-player, Double Rainbow (July 2018). The band is the brainchild of percussionist/vocalist Angus Dowling and merges (currently?) with moniker-heavy bandmates, Kool Breeze and Dr. Elliot Love-Wisdom. (Look, you can’t make this stuff up.) At least that was the case. It looks like personnel might have changed. Dowling, though, is a given, so let’s skip to the music.
A listen through Double Rainbow is like you dropped into a time machine and came out in 1968. From the lead track on, you can find everything from beach music to psychedelic rock plus everything between. This is the sort of music that doesn’t dwell or talk about problems but rather prefers to talk about and think about positive subjects. That may be a bit head-in-the-sand-ish, but hey, it’s nice to have someone out there making this sort of music for you when you are perhaps blue or frustrated.
You can find almost nothing about the band online. You can find some articles, interviews and a Facebook site, that doesn’t appear to be well updated, information-wise, but contains plenty of updated information about the band’s gigs, etc. You can pick up The Babe Rainbow’s music digitally on their bandcamp.com site or check out their vinyl-only releases if that suits you. No CD options appear to exist.
Take a time machine voyage with The Babe Rainbow now!