THE BLUES MAGOOS - '(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet'/'Gotta Get Away' (Mercury 72622) Nov 1966
The garage anthem that is '(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet' was written in mid '66 in the basement at the Albert Hotel, NYC where The Blues Magoos used to practice. Little did they know at the time that this song would propel the group into the Top 5 on Billboard and the associated fame and glory.
At just over 2 minutes long '(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet' is a swirling mass of organ, trippy lead guitar and pounding bass. The sound was just right for late 1966 and with their super cool image and bowl haircuts, well, The Blues Magoos had the sound, the look and plenty of swagger.
The flip 'Gotta Get Away' is equally as good and could easily have been a hit in it's own right. The record got exposure in France and Holland with copies coming housed in fab picture sleeves. It also got a release in England but failed to dent the charts.
THE BLUES MAGOOS - (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet