- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
The recordings of Bubble Puppy have long been sought after by record collectors. They set the standard for psychedelic '60s music, incorporating extended instrumental solos and improvisation into their work. This collection contains the underground hit "Hot Smoke and Sassafras".
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1224 stars out of 5
- "A GATHERING OF PROMISES remains a great lost treasure of American psychedelia."
- 1.Hot Smoke And Sasafrass
- 2.Todd's Tune
- 3.I've Got To Reach You
- 5.Gathering Of Promises
- 6.Hurry Sundown
- 8.It's Safe To Say
- 9.Road To St. Stephen's
Bubble Puppy: Rod Prince (vocals, guitar); Todd Potter (guitar); Roy Cox (bass); Clayton Pulley (drums).
Personnel: Rod Prince (vocals, guitar); Todd Potter (guitar); M. Taylor, David Fore (drums).
Recording information: International Artists Recording Studios (1969).
Short-lived Texas psychedelic rockers Bubble Puppy stuck around long enough for only one album, but A GATHERING OF PROMISES is a fine legacy. It contains the band's signature single, "Hot Smoke and Sasafrass," which actually hit the Top 40 at the time, and it shows Bubble Puppy to have been heavily influenced by West Coast contemporaries like Moby Grape, mixing three-part harmonies and solid songcraft with a tasty dash of fuzz-guitar frenzy.