TUE, AUG 8, 2006 at 11:24 AM

J U L Y 22 MICHAEL YONKERS BAND Microminiature Love (CD)

Originally recorded in 1968 and slated for release on Sire Records, Microminiature Love languished unreleased until unearthed and released in a limited pressing on vinyl only by Destijl Records last year. Our friends at Aquarius Records had the following to say about the vinyl release: “An obscure late-sixties ahead-of-his-time visionary gets his due with this LP reissue. Yonkers’ stuff was like nothing anyone had heard back then (or even now, really): fucked-up garage psych with dementedly genius lyrics and crazy acid-fried guitar. Yonkers, a legendary Minneapolis-area figure, built his own effects pedals, cut his Fender Telecaster down to a plank, and played like no one else ever. I’m at a loss of words on how to describe this. It’s sort of like a fusion of stripped down Black Sabbath, The Troggs, Pere Ubu, and The Cramps??” This CD reissue will include six bonus tracks not found on the LP.

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson