Let's start in bustling North Dakota. It's true, we scan the globe to bring you good, rare music! And today we found a real nice and super, super rare record from the middle of nowhere. Only 1,000 of these were ever pressed. The Trenchmen hails from the tiny farming community of Minot, North Dakota and they released this one and only single. The Trenchmen recorded the number in Minneapolis with engineer Tom Jung at the controls back in 1967.
Soon after the record came out, the four members graduated high school and turned to other interests. Singer and bassist Jim Mackey joined the Navy while the others went off to...well, the things you do when you are a teenager in North Dakota. Greg Jordahl, the group's guitarist was 15 when the band recorded his original composition, Chains On My Heart. The single was released on their own made-up label, Impact Sound. Alan Mattson plays the freaky-ass dominant organ and Ken White is on drums.
Jordahl also wrote the flip-side, Travel With Me. It's a trippy number where that hipster holding the book in the picture below promises some good farm girl that he can show her exotic far off places, far beyond the confines of Minot, North Dakota. The opportunities are endless. Fargo, Bowman, and of course, the Capitol, Bismark!
We'll see you next time On The Flip-Side!