Citizenship : United States
This NewYork team was formed in 1964 under the name "The Trenchcoats". The original lineup included Emile " Peppi " Tilhelm (born June 16, 1949,. Vocals, guitar) , Dennis LaPor (guitar) , Ralph Rock (born 12 December 1947 ;. Organ, vocals) . Ronnie Gilbert (born April 25, 1946 ; bass) and John Finnegan (drums) .
The group quickly became a significant part of rockscenes of New York, and "Night Owl" in 1966, established itself in the legendary club. By the end of this year, the place took the lead guitarist Mike Esposito, one time played with Lou Reed.
His inventive style of play, the use of feedback and love to echo effects to the sound of the band brought a psychedelic touch. the team changed its name to "Bloos Magoos" With the advent of Esposito. After releasing a few singles on the failed " Ganim " and "Verve", the team moved to the "Mercury Records", where the musicians reacted with great attention and tried to " brush " their image.
Blues magoosOdnako Trendy hairstyles a-A "Vidal Sassoon" and luminous suits could not hide an innate rebelliousness " maguzov ". The debut album, "Psychedelic Lollipop", presented to the audience the typical " garage " sound. Also, in the names of songs they viewed hints for narcotic addiction musicians (examples : "Love Seems Doomed",where the encrypted word LSD and "Albert Common Is Dead" - ACID). By the way, in front of the plate, instead of writing Finnegan appeared Deyking Jeff, and the name of the "Bloos Magoos" was transformed into "Blues Magoos".
In February 1967, he released the single "We Ain`t Got Nothin` Yet", co-written by Gilbert, Rock and Esposito. This compositions has got into the top 20 and held in the American charts for almost a year. Repeat this success proved an impossible task for the "Blues Magoos". In an attempt to catch the tail bird luck they stamped single for a single, but all to no avail.
Blues magoosKogda their last EP, made on the "Mercury", was a fiasco ,relationships in the group strained to the limit, and the original structure collapsed. However, the rights to the name "Blues Magoos" preserved for the management and Tilhelma have remained untapped material, so the story does not end there. Managers put together a new configuration "BM" with Emil in the lead, which also included John Leyllo (Vibraphone, percussion) Eric Kaz (keyboards) , Roger Eaton (bass) and Richie Deacon (drums) , and arranged a contract with "ABC Records".
This version of the band released two albums (the second one was recorded, without Eaton) , but neither one nor the other were not successful and, in the end, the project was buried. Tilhelm under the pseudonym Peppy Castro participated in the musical "Hair",then he played with other teams and wrote songs for various artists from the "Kiss" to Cher. Only in 2000 was a " one-off " reunion "Blues Magoos", when the original lineup appeared on "Cavestomp" event.