Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mid-West Spotlight: GONN - Blackout of Gretely/Pain In My Heart

After a brief hiatus, we are back today with another submission for our Mid-West region Battle Of The Garage Bands. 

GONN hailed from the tiny town of Keokuk, Iowa, located in the South East corner of the state where Iowa shares a border with Missouri and Illinois. 

GONN (all upper case spelling is intentional) was Craig Moore on intro vocals, scream and bass, Gerry Gabel on lead vocals keyboards, Gary Stepp on rhythm guitar, Rex Garrett on lead gutiar, and Brent Colvin on drums. The band recorded two singles in their brief time together. Today we feature their first single.

The legendary Blackout Of Gretely was released in 1966 on Emir Records and saw a very limited pressing of 600 copies. The title of the song was mutated from a Sci-Fi novel and the abstract opening line was inspired from a random comment from Peter Tork on an early episode of The Monkees. Seriously! Garrett and Moore get writing credit for the depraved number. 

The flip-side was a cover of Pain In My Heart. I don't own it, so here is a vid of it.

Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!

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