The Fat Angel

Album: Sunshine Superman (1966)


  • Los Angeles formed the inspiration for two songs on Donovan's Sunshine Superman album: "The Trip" and this song. Whilst the former was titled after a LA club where Donovan had a residency, this tune was named after The Mama's and The Papa's singer Mama Cass.
  • A cover version was recorded by Jefferson Airplane for their 1968 live album Bless Its Pointed Head.

Comments: 1

  • Black Magic Specialist In Chennai from ChennaiNice song. I just loved it.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Wedding Bell Blues

Wedding Bell BluesSong Writing

When a song describes a wedding, it's rarely something to celebrate - with one big exception.

Steely Dan

Steely DanFact or Fiction

Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?

Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike + The Mechanics)

Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike + The Mechanics)Songwriter Interviews

Mike Rutherford talks about the "Silent Running" storyline and "Land Of Confusion" in the age of Trump.


KissFact or Fiction

Kiss is the subject of many outlandish rumors - some of which happen to be true. See if you can spot the fakes.

Real or Spinal Tap

Real or Spinal TapMusic Quiz

They sang about pink torpedoes and rocking you tonight tonight, but some real lyrics are just as ridiculous. See if you can tell which lyrics are real and which are Spinal Tap in this lyrics quiz.

Lori McKenna

Lori McKennaSongwriter Interviews

Lori's songs have been recorded by Faith Hill and Sara Evans. She's performed on the CMAs and on Oprah. She also has five kids.