Jello Biafra dispels a myth about one of Lincoln's pioneering punk bands, which you should rediscover.
Wild drums. Big organ. Surf rock licks. Some horn flourishes. Stumbling, mumbling, half shouted vocals. What the hell is this?
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.
So maybe we Nebraskans never made it far into the Nuggets collection. But who needs Lenny Kaye anyway? We had the Coachmen.
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.