The Blues Magoos We Ain’t Got Nothin’ Yet

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The Blues Magoos We Ain’t Got Nothin’ Yet

The Blues Magoos We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet

Garage Rock

The group was hard to miss with their big hair and electric blue flashing light suits. They were a psychedelic rock band that formed in 1964 in the Bronx, New York. Group members changed over the years, but for this track they were Ralph Scala (keyboards, vocals), Emil “Peppy” Theilhelm aka “Peppy” Castro  (guitar, vocals), Ron Gilbert (bass), Mike Esposito (guitar), and Geoff Daking (drums & percussion).

The song was written by Michael Esposito, Ron Gilbert, Ralph Scala, and Emil Theilhelm . It went to #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1966. It was on their album Psychedelic Lollipop and also released as a single with “Gotta Get Away.”  It was their only really big commercial success. “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” was featured in the 1968 film Easy Rider. The bass riff and organ part made it a popular song with those kids who formed their own band. The British band The Spectres covered the song in 1967. The band continues to tour and perform.

Here are the lyrics to “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet by The Blues Magoos:

“One day you’re up and the next day you’re down
You can’t face the world with your head to the ground
The grass is always greener on the other side, they say
So don’t worry, boys, life will be sweet some day
Oh, oh, oh, oh..
Oh, oh, oh, oh…
We made enough mistakes
But you know we got what it takes

Oh, we ain’t got nothin’ yet
No, we ain’t got nothin’ yet

Nothin’ can hold us and nothin’ can keep us down
And someday our names will be spread all over town
We can get in while the getting is good
So make it on your own, yeah, you know that you could
Oh, oh, oh, oh…
Oh, oh, oh, oh…
We got to make the break
‘Cause we got too much at stake

Oh, we ain’t got nothin’ yet
No, we ain’t got nothin’ yet

We made enough mistakes
But you know we got what it takes

Oh, we ain’t got nothin’ yet
No, we ain’t got nothin’ yet”

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