Making their debut opening for The Who in San Antonio in 1966, Texans Bubble Puppy jammed with Townshend and co prior to the show at their rehearsal space.
Despite the teen-beat appeal of their name, the hirsute four-piece formed with the express purpose of delivering guitar-heavy music to the masses and drove their high-octane single, Hot Smoke and Sassafras to #13 in the US charts. It was covered soon after by UK psych group, The Smoke.
Bubble Puppy released an album called A Gathering of Promises in 1969 before moving to Los Angeles and changing their name to Demian.
In 2011, Bubble Puppy reunited for the first time in 25 years for a performance at The Austin Music Awards. They played further gigs in 2015.
The name Bubble Puppy was taken from “Centrifugal Bumble-Puppy”, a fictitious children’s game in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.
David ‘Fuzzy’ Fore