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  • Summary: The latest release from the Detroit garage rock band led by Mick Collins was inspired by 1970s Bubblegum pop music created by Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz.
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  1. Mojo
    Nov 22, 2013
    80
    Their third tribute set is exactingly detail-correct. [Dec 2013, p.90]
  2. Oct 1, 2013
    80
    While bubblegum’s reliance on the hook has afforded Collins the opportunity to write some of the catchiest songs of his career, Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey!’s strongest selling point is its extraordinary attention to detail.
  3. Sep 18, 2013
    80
    As it is, Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! works perfectly well both as a tribute to one of the most underrated musical styles ever, and as an album that's fun from beginning to end, Dirtbombs-style.
  4. Uncut
    Oct 10, 2013
    80
    It's a wonderful pop album and there's a genuinely delightful innocence here. [Nov 2013, p.69]
  5. 70
    Ooey was a bizarre concept that, with effort and care, became an effective reality.
  6. Sep 18, 2013
    60
    Allegedly a bubblegum record, in reality this is Collins’ take on psychedelic pop, with twinkling keyboards, polite guitars and a heretofore unimagined Collins croon that could charm the panties off a lesbian punk rocker.
  7. Oct 23, 2013
    50
    No doubt these songs will come to life on stage, but on record, they land a bit flat.

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