September 12, 2011 | Comments (162)
And South Haven!
Got an email today from a guy who has compiled a collection of Phalanx Records artists from Kalamazoo, plus singles from the South Haven area.
See the track listing after the jump...More...
April 21, 2011 | Comments (49)
A Night With Me & Dem Guys - This great new site shares a bunch of live recordings. Very cool!
August 13, 2010 | Comments (56)
From the Lansing City Pulse: Back to the Garage by Rich Tupica. Interviews with members of the Plagues, the Ones, the Woolies, the Ferraris, Tonto & the Renegades, and the Beaux Jens. Nice!
June 17, 2010 | Comments (Closed)
"The Kingtones, Grand Rapids’ original garage band, finished first in the 2010 email balloting for induction into Michigan’s on-line hall of fame at www.michiganrockandrolllegends.com. Early Detroit recording stars, Hank Ballard & The Midnighters finished second in this year’s vote, closely followed by Motown’s famous house band, The Funk Brothers. Two outstanding Detroit/Ann Arbor rock bands, The Rationals and SRC (Scot Richard Case) were also voted in. This year’s honorary induction went to the great songwriting/production team of Holland-Dozier-Holland. One hundred ninety-six Michigan artists received at least one vote in the balloting. The six inductions bring the total number of inductees in Michigan Rock and Roll Legends to forty-eight. The on-line hall of fame was established in 2005."
June 3, 2010 | Comments (26)
Michigan 60's Garage Bands on Facebook. Run by Kip Brown, publisher of late 1980s/early 90s zine "12 O'Clock July."
Become a fan!
February 23, 2010 | Comments (20)
A message from the Kingtones!
The Kingtones have been asked to play Pulaski Weekend, Oct. 3 & 4, at St. Georges' Hall in Grand Rapids. Although we have been retired, we do remember the clubs and people that were good to us when we were playing on a regular basis and have decided that we will play for them. So on October 3 & 4, come on down to St. Georges' Hall and join the party with us. This could be the last time you will ever see the Kingtones playing together.
Check out the Kingtones Web Site, www.kingtones.com, "Tour Dates," for further details. We hope you can make it and would love to see you. Take care.
Should be a good show!
August 18, 2008 | Comments (33)
An update from Aris Hampers of the Soulbenders and Phlegethon:
It's nice to finally see the posts are being accepted at this site again. I tried for the first half of the year to make some corrections, but the site had errors. Dave Kalmbach made a wonderfully surprising visit to my Disc Shop (when it was still open) at the cd release party for the Soulbenders/Phlegethon "Michigan Tapes" cd release in 2000. It was difficult for him to walk, but there were lots of smiles as we both reminisced about making our two SoulBenders records in Sparta in the glory days. His battle with MS has probably taken it's toll by now, but I wish him the very best.
Earlier this year, just for grins, I created 4 videos of our 2 SoulBenders 45's and posted them on YouTube. Take a look if you find some time. (and make sure you click on the 'watch in high quality' blue link just below the YouTube player, if you want the audio to be in-synch with the video...a big difference.)
Now...regarding the 'missing numbers' in the Fenton numbering system...folks, those were 'not' Fenton numbers. Those numbers were assigned by American Record Pressing plant in Owosso before it burned to the ground decades ago. If you didn't request a number, they issued one of their own. The missing numbers could have been issued to 'anyone' 'anywhere' who pressed a private issue. (They pressed a lot of out-state records as well) Hope that clears it up for some. I've been trying to post that info here (among other stuff) for years, but the site wouldn't let me.
-Aris (of the SoulBenders and Phlegethon)
August 12, 2008 | Comments (55)
Phlegethon - Last Voyage Home b/w Prelude To An Odyssey (Pre-Heat 202) went for $19.99 (VG) on June 11, 2006.
The Jades - Surface World b/w We Got Something Going (Fenton 2236) went for $100.99 (new, unplayed) on June 18, 2006.
Sheffields - Please Come Back to Me b/w My Lovin Days are Through (Destination 613) went for $19.99 (VG++) on June 21, 2006.
Don Hanke & Echo Men - You Put A Tiger In My Tank b/w You Are The One (Fenton 2064) went for $23.00 (VG+) on June 22, 2006.
Sheffields - Nothing I Can Do b/w Do You Still Love Me (Destination 621) went for $14.99 (VG+) on July 3, 2006.
July 5, 2006 | Comments (Closed)
Merrie Motor Company - Walkin Down the Street b/w Dream of You (Scott 3050) went for $6.00 (VG/VG+) on May 3, 2006.
Bobby Charles Quartet - Self-titled album (Fenton LP 2026) went for $9.99 (VG+ to VG++) on May 7, 2006.
The Plagues - I've Been Through It Before b/w (Clouds Send Down) Tears From My Eyes (Fenton 2070) went for $887.77 (un-played mint) on May 12, 2006. Congrats, Bosshoss!
The Plagues - That'll never do b/w Badlands (Quarantined 41269) went for $86.00 (un-played mint) on May 12, 2006.
The Fredric - Five O'Clock Traffic b/w Red Pier (Forte 3001) went for $19.99 (VG+) on May 13, 2006.
The Quests - Psychic b/w Scream Loud (Fenton 2032) went for $208.05 (VG++) on May 14, 2006.
Me & Dem Guys - Black Cloud b/w Come On Little Sweetheart (Coral Gables 2082) went for $12.50 (Mint-) on May 16, 2006.
The Troyes - Rainbow Chaser b/w Why (Space 7001) went for $47.50 (VG+++) on May 16, 2006.
The Morticians - It's Gonna Take A While b/w With Another Guy (Palmer 5027) went for $104.49 (Mint promo) on May 18, 2006.
Jackey Beavers - Bring Me All Your Heartaches b/w Don't Wan'na Lose You (Grand Land 19.000) went for $40.00 (mint and unplayed) on May 21, 2006.
The Pedestrians - It's Too Late b/w Think Twice (Atco 6567) went for $10.00 (VG+++) on June 3, 2006.
The Bel-Aires - Ya Ha Be Be b/w If You Love Me (Discotheque 1004) went for $294.00 (Near Mint) on June 3, 2006. This is one of my all-time favorite songs from the West Michigan scene.
The Penetraters - What Went Wrong b/w Cross the River of Love (Fenton 992) went for $69.78 (VG+) on June 4, 2006.
June 5, 2006 | Comments (Closed)