12lb Toothbrush peaked at no 36 on the Go-Set National Top 40 in November 1973.
Madder Lake was the opening act at the inaugural Sunbury Pop Festival in January 1972. As their popularity increased, they were one of the first bands signed to the Gudinski co-owned Mushroom Records in late 1972. They were a headlining act at the 1973 Sunbury Pop Festival and Mushroom Records’ first release was their debut single “Goodbye Lollipop”. Madder Lake’s debut album, Stillpoint, spawned their most recognised single “12lb Toothbrush”.
‘12lb Toothbrush’ is a killer track that mixes serious progressive rock chops with a great boneheaded chorus hook. The song was in fact named as such to make radio DJs sound like idiots when they announced it on air; the title has nothing to do with anything but definitely sounds appropriate.
This song is also on our Spotify playlist.
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