Juicy Groove - "First Taste" (1978)

Rarebird's Spotlight Album Review #10 is completed. The subject? A short-lived late-'70's band called Juicy Groove, which featured former members of Steppenwolf, Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, and Spirit. Their leader was a character named Michael "Rainbow" Neal, who was involved with many of Sky Saxon's post-Seeds activities. Their 1978 album First Taste is a fun piece of garage psychedelica that sounds like it was recorded a decade earlier. It is recommended for fans of Rhino's Nuggets box sets, if they are able to track the album down.

Most of that same group also recorded a 1980 new wave album under the name Rainbow Red Oxidizer. I've reviewed that album as well. Here is the page: