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June 12, 2012

Bloos Magoos - So I'm Wrong And You Are Right (1965)

Formed by Bronx schoolmates in 1964 as The Trenchcoats, this group was one of the first bands creating psychedelic music alongside The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream in 1966. They dabbled with the spelling “Bloos Magoos” before eventually settling on the more straight-forward and well-remembered “Blues Magoos.” In 1967, they were the opening act for a tour which featured The Who and headlined Herman’s Hermits. By 1968, after releasing three albums, the group was discouraged with declining sales and split apart. Oddly, both sides of the split continued to record and release music under the Blues Magoos name, until each called it quits again around 1971.

While attempting to capitalize on the success of their late ’66 single, “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet,” the group re-released this song, which they had recorded years prior. Although officially released in February 1967 under the “Blues Magoos” name, it was first released in 1965 while the group was still using “Bloos Magoos.” Given that it’s a recording from the group’s earlier years, there’s no farfisa organ or hard psychedelic guitar which the group would be known for by that time. This is Blues Magoos before they discovered their signature sound.

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Bloos Magoos - So I'm Wrong And You Are Right (1965)

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Lyrics:

So I'm wrong and you are right
You see no reason to have fright
So I'm wrong and you are right
So what I still can't sleep at night?

I'm tryin’ to do my studies in-between my fear
Of being shipped to Saigon or some town right here
It's hard to read a book with a gun in my hand
I wanna get married but I can't make my plan

So I'm wrong and you are right
You see no reason to have fright
So I'm wrong and you are right
So what I still can't sleep at night?

I ask you for a place where I can hide
In case somebody gets us from a blind side
I ask you with whom I should confide
And all I get is “Information Classified”

So I'm wrong and you are right
You see no reason to have fright
So I'm wrong and you are right
So what I still can't sleep at night?

The U.N. delegation- they just bang and shout
The little people's voices- they’s all drowned out
Crisis, crisis, burnin’ bright
But who is really wrong and who is really right?

So I'm wrong and you are right
You see no reason to have fright
So I'm wrong and you are right
So what I still can't sleep at night?

So I'm wrong and you are right
So I'm wrong and you are right
(Hey!)

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