One of the last bands signed to the legendary International Artists label, Bubble Puppy also gave the company its most substantial hit, Hot Smoke And Sasafrass. Originally known as the New Seeds, the Austin, Texas, USA-based quartet comprised Todd Potter (guitar), Roy Cox (bass), Rod Prince (guitar) and David Fuzzy Fore (drums) and derived their new name from Aldous Huxleys Brave New World. More mainstream than many of their contemporaries, their 1969 debut A Gathering Of Promises, showed traces of Jimi Hendrix, Cream and Moby Grape. An unstable unit, Bubble Puppy moved labels to ABC Records in 1970 and changed their name to Demian. Their eponymous album relied on progressive styles at the expense of melody and this aggregation was allowed to wither away. Prince and Potter re-established the band in 1977 under the title Sirius, and the resultant release, Rising, recalled something of the old units erstwhile fire. Ten years later Prince re-emerged with a reconstituted Bubble Puppy and an album, Wheels Go Round, which bore a kinship with ZZ Top.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.