Tag Archives: Iowa

Sonfolk self-titled LP from 1971

19 Jan

R-6024750-1418096447-3044.jpegIowa and Minnesota-based group, classic Xian Hippie LP. It’s a bit “crackly” but still very enjoyable.

Give it a spin

 

 

Cool 1960s-70s Midwest Rock Music Festival Posters

2 Oct

Every once in awhile, I’ll run into someone who tells me about one of these. Great stuff. Thanx to FaceBook’s ‘Twin Cities Music Scene ’70s – ’80s’page.

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An original handbill shows a map of how to get to the festival site just outside of Wadena.RICK CHASE / Courier Staff Photographer

An original handbill shows a map of how to get to the festival site just outside of Wadena.
RICK CHASE / Courier Staff Photographer

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1969-09-14-Poster

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MY FIRST CONCERT (I had just turned 14 years old):

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PROPOSED BUT NEVER HAPPENED:

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Mark Lickteig: The House Rockers, Free and Easy, Westside, T.C. Jammers, Dr. Mambo’s Combo, Rupert’s Orch., R-Factor

23 Sep

Soul Man #1 in Minnesota. Best singer in town. Wicked Hammond Organ sound. Top-notch songwriter. FIFTY YEARS singing for y’all. We are making a movie around the story of Mark and the R&B sounds from the prairie: FLATLAND SOUL. This is the start of something BIG…

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Chuck and Mark of The HOUSE ROCKERS.

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Chuck, House Rockers’ singer.

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Free and Easy, Minnesota

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Des Moines’ own House Rockers (before Mark joined)

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The House Rockers with Mark

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Str8 outta IOWA

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As booked by Jackson Artist’s Corporation, Kansas City

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Stylin’ House Rockers shot

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Young one

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The Meditations, vocalists with The House Rockers

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Mark today (2015)

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1970s, y’all.

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This is an all-star line-up, ain’t it?

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1980s vinyl record picture disc, rare, scoop it up when you see a copy (thanx, Bongo Johnny)

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Westside, the pride of St Paul

The Swingin’ Teens – ‘Step Out and Meet Allah’ 12″ EP, 1988

21 Jan

OG Punk Rock from Iowa, their 2nd release, later repackaged as a “limited edition” (50 copies) as a double LP with the ‘Transfixation’ LP. 1000 copies originally pressed on vinyl. Also released on cassette.

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15 Miles from Nowhere

Swingin’ Teens Theme

I’m Loose

Say Goodbye

Monsters of the Midwest: Volume One

17 Nov

Regional Rock from the 1960’s, if you ever owned a Vox guitar, Fender Twin and a garage you’ll love this stuff. Nobody needs to hear chart toppers all of the time right? Go back, get back just don’t look into the mirror and enjoy.Monsters of the midwest

Mine Forever More
Last Night I Cried
Open Up

The Swingin’ Teens: Gidget’s Bitchin’ Beach Party b/w Life Could Be Wonderful 7″ single, 1988

14 May

The 1988 debut release from the Minneapolis-via-Iowa-based garage-punk band. 1500 copies were pressed. They went on to release many records, and tour for hundreds of thousands of miles.

John Peel once woke me up from a nap with a telephone call from London thanking me for sending a copy to him- he was on an Iowa jag at the time (Full Fathom Five, House of Large Sizes, Stickdog, Iowa Beef Experience, Shy Strangers, etc.).

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Gidget’s Bitchin’ Beach Party

Life Could be Wonderful

 

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