Thursday, December 22, 2011
Truk - Truk Tracks
J. Martin (Moby) Anderson, bass & vocals
Danny Cornett, drums & vocals (original drummer)
Bill (Willie) Daffern, drums & vocals (on last 4 songs cut--lead vocal on Winter's Coming On)
George Michael (Mike) Graham, lead vocal
James Patrick (Pat) Graham, organ & vocals
Glenn Ray Townsend, guitar & vocals
"Criminally overlooked hard-rock with some psych elements thrown in and great multi-layered vocals. No one seems to know this..."
"A hard rock outfit from Oklahoma, with histrionic vocals and loud organ. Their album contains a cover of "Gun's Yellow Cab Man"; the other cuts are self-penned. "You" is a beautiful ballad.
In 1973 Glenn Townsend resurfaced with Johnny Rivers and later Willy Daffern played with the reformation of Captain Beyond."
"A lost little slab o' sludgy early 70s rawk from Truk -- who, as far as we know, only ever cut this one LP for Columbia Records. Truk obviously had a pretty strong affinity for the trailblazing trudge of titans like Cream, and the powerful, messy drunken genius of early Guess Who. It's the kind of record where the drums and electric guitar crunch buries the sound right into the middle of your chest when it's played loud enough. The sound was surely found at a dime-a-dozen in '71, but they sure don't make them like this today! 10 tracks, including "Country Woman", "Got To Find A Reason", "Pretty Lady", "Yellow Cab Man", "Silence Ending", "Max", "Sun Castle Magic" and more."
"Dewey Martin produced Truk and later became a mechanic. In the late '70s he also played sessions on a Hoyt Axton album. Buddy Emmons kept on recording hundreds of country sessions, Harvey Kegan rejoined Doug Sahm and Augie Meyer, and Steve Lefever became a session man, notably with Alexander Harvey. Darnell, Bradstreet and Alden are currently playing in country-rock outfit The Electric Range."
"Truk Traks Album cover picture shot at the East-West Truck Terminal in Orange County during a strike by the Teamsters. The L.A.P.D. was called by the security dude, who was not told we had permission to shoot the pictures."
All of the above info is stolen from CROTCHBAT. The record and rip are mine...
Truk - Truk Tracks