Blossom Toes

Blossom ToesFrom: London, England

Blossom Toes never had any commercial success in either the U.K. or the U.S., but they are considered to be one of the more interesting British psychedelic groups. Band members included Brian Godding (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Jim Cregan (guitar, vocals), Brian Belshaw (bass, vocals), and Kevin Westlake (drums). Originally known as the Ingoes, the band joined the legendary Giorgio Gomelsky in 1966. Gomelsky was an early mentor for acts like the Rolling Stones, and manager of the Yardbirds and Soft Machine, as well as others. Gomelsky changed their name to Blossom Toes and put them on his Marmalade label. The band’s debut album was released in 1967, containing whimsy and skilled songwriting skills comparable to Ray Davies. The band released a second album in 1969 after  personnel changes to the band. Westlake would first be replaced by John “Poli” Palmer, and then Barry Reeves. This effort was also a strong effort, showing another side to the band. Blossom Toes would break up at the end of the decade.

Artist information sources include: an article by Richie Unterberger at Allmusic.com

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

From the 1967 album We Are Ever So Clean
We Are Ever So Clean

  • Look At Me I’m You
  • I’ll Be Late For Tea
  • The Remarkable Saga Of The Frozen Dog
  • Telegram Tuesday
  • What’s It For
  • What On Earth
  • When The Alarm Clock Rings

From the 1969 album If Only For A Moment
If Only For A Moment

  • Just Above My Hobby Horse’s Head