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Release Info: Michael Yonkers Band - Microminiature Love (1968)
Reporting to play in crappy, redneck dives in the then nether stretches of Northeast Minneapolis, a fool looked him straight in the eye, even though Yonks was on the stage, and announced that he had a request. "What's your request?" -- "Shut the f@*# up and get off the stage".
(taken from the liner notes)
A weird character indeed, Michael Yonkers formed his band out of the ashes of the garage combo Michael & The Mumbles (they had a retrospective relase of unreleased material last year, however, it was a rather disappointing album). Michael Yonkers music was hard to describe but it must be said that he was ahead of its time. If bands like the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service or Terry Brooks & Strange needed endless guitar leads to power their spaceships to outer spheres, I assume that Michael Yonkers just had to plug-in his distorted guitar into a beetle to reach the sun. This seven song mini-album (Destijl MFG CZECH DESTIJL / 2002) of unreleased material dated back from 1968 and is heartly recommended. I think he finally got the respect he deserved as the Sub Pop label released a CD with 6 additional songs a year later
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