"Police State" by Crap Detectors | Echoes

Posted by John Wenz on Thu, 02/10/2011 - 3:43pm in crap detectors, echoes, jello biafra, jim jacobi, john wenz, punk, rock

Jello Biafra dispels a myth about one of Lincoln's pioneering punk bands, which you should rediscover.

"Movin'" by The Brakmen | Echoes

Posted by John Wenz on Sat, 01/29/2011 - 2:38am in echoes, john wenz, movin, the brakmen

Wild drums. Big organ. Surf rock licks. Some horn flourishes. Stumbling, mumbling, half shouted vocals. What the hell is this?

"That Girl Was My Girl One Time" by Smoke Ring | Echoes

Posted by John Wenz on Wed, 01/26/2011 - 3:08pm in echoes, john wenz, smoke ring, that girl was mine one time

There's another universe, another world, where Smoke Ring — a 1960s band from Norfolk — set radio standards. For now, the group settles for occasional reunion shows.

"Mr. Moon" by The Coachmen | Echoes

Posted by John Wenz on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 8:49pm in coachmen, echoes, john wenz, mr. moon

So maybe we Nebraskans never made it far into the Nuggets collection. But who needs Lenny Kaye anyway? We had the Coachmen.

"Share Me" by The Eccentrics | Echoes

Posted by John Wenz on Sun, 01/23/2011 - 2:56am in Denny Zager and Rick Evans, echoes, john wenz, share me, the eccentrics, zager & evans

It's easy to toss this song off as a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons rip-off. But two particular members should be of some importance to those of us who grew up with '60s radio – Denny Zager and Rick Evans.