Saturday, March 1, 2008

Unchained Mynds - Hole In My Shoe - Warm Smoke




From 1968 this four piece from LaCrosse Wisconsin give us a fuzzy and more garagey version of the Traffic classic "Hole In My Shoe" and one original? "Warm Smoke".

Apparently only 100 copies exist of their sole album "Everywhere Chainsaw Sound" not sure how "rare" the 45's are, there seems to be a bunch for sale on the interwebs but this is a cool lil' garage psych nugget. Highly rated by "Vernon Joynson".

Not much else I could dig up on these guys but bass player Clare Troyanek was later a member of another 60's Wisconsin group "The Ladds" according to "Fuzz Acid And Flowers Revisited" Digging up shit on these bands is tedious man and often yeilds little or no results, so any info is always HIGHLY appreciated...

Unchained Mynds - Hole In My Shoe

Unchained Mynds - Warm Smoke

14 comments:

sandylove said...

I happen to like th subtle-ness of this 45... thanks for the introduction... BUt I like THREE songs damnit!!!... nice ipod filler

Devil Dick said...

Thanks Sandy but there's only 2 songs on this 45!

Larry Grogan said...

T
I really like the version of one of my fave Traffic tunes.
Congrats on the 10K as well.
Larry

Planet Mondo said...

That take on 'Hole In My Shoe' is a whole new category - 'Trip Pop'

Euphonic said...

"Apparently only 100 copies exist of their sole album Everywhere Chainsaw Sound" - there is no such album. Everywhere Chainsaw Sound is a compilation LP from 1982 that includes "Hole In My Shoe", along with songs by sixteen other bands.

Euphonic said...

P.S. "Warm Smoke" is not an original, it's a cover of co-writer Peter Antell's version. It was released in 1966 on the DynoVoice label, of Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels fame.

Devil Dick said...

Thanks euphonic, i try my best to find accurate info on these groups but the interwbs are a sticky web indeed and i certainly make no claim to be an "expert" just a complete music fan!
cheers!
dd

Anonymous said...

I SAW these guys in LaCrosse WI. Lead singer was Randy Purdy.
They had a shot on American Bandstand also. This is too cool they are resurfacing. Really great music. Thanks

Anonymous said...

For more music from The Unchained Mynds check out the podcast at Milwaukeerockposters.com

Robyn said...

My dad is actually the drummer from this awesome band! Dan Hanson!

Anonymous said...

Randy Purdy's son is my boyfriend:)

goldengirl said...

Man, loved this group when they were hot in LaCrosse. I recall the first single "Sugar is Sweet" which hit some of the charts and was the song they did on American Bandstand. At the time i became friends with Lindy Shannon and even took the record up to Janesville, Wisconsin where i went to school and talked the station there into playing it. Went to see them once. I was a bit surprised to find this song out here and not the one realy made famous. Unfortunately I don't have the single anymore. I had three singles by them but sold some '45s when in need of money, sad to say..

goldengirl said...

Ooops, i referenced the one song that was somewhat of a hit as "Sugar Is Sweet." Sorry about that - it was "We Can't Go On This Way" and it is on Youtube at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-C5zbEv0GQ

opeerman said...

I just met Randy Purdy and am working on the same job with him. He is now a Steam Fitter welder currantly working in Lansing, Iowa on the Aliant Energy clean air project.