Week of August 31, 2008

Lincoln St. Exit

Lee Herrera - Drums
R.C.Gariss - Lead Guitar
Michael Martin - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Mac Suazo - Bass

Drive It! (Mainstream S/6126) 1970
Has been counterfeited on vinyl and also issued on CD (TRC 044), with both sides of the Ecco 45 as bonus tracks.

Half A Dream/Sunny Sunday/Whatever Happened To Baby Jesus (Psych-Out 101) 1983
I Wanna Come Back (From The World Of LSD)/Double Crossin' Girl/Who's Been Driving My Little Yellow Taxi Cab/Paper Place (Lance/Bacchus) 2000 (first two songs by Fe Fi Four Plus 2)

Who's Been Driving My Little Yellow Taxi Cab/Paper Lace (Lance 109/110) 1966
The Bummer/Sunny Sunday Dream (Ecco ER 1001) 1967
Whatever Happened To Baby Jesus part 1 /part 2 (N/K) 196?
Mississippi Riverboat Gamblin' Man/St. Louis Mama (Souled Out 104) 196?
Soulful Drifter/Time Has Come, Gonna Die (Mainstream 722) 1969
Acetate: Open Doorway/Orange Benevolent (Audio Recording) 196?

A Sioux Indian band based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. "The Bummer" is a fine upbeat rocker, whilst "Sunny Sunday Dream" is much more trippy with lots of keyboards. Changing their name to Xit the band made several albums in support of the cause of the American Indian during the 1970s. The "Lincoln St. Exit" album is essentially blues-based and does not include their non-Mainstream 45s. It is now a very sought-after collectors item and has been counterfeited. Much of their earlier material was officially reissued on the "Xit LP Entrance" (Canyon 7114) 1974, which has also become rare.

Compilation coverage has so far included: "The Bummer" and "Sunny Sunday Dream" on "New Mexico Punk From The Sixties" (LP) and "Sixties Archive Vol. 4" (CD); "The Bummer", "Sunny Sunday Dream" and "Whatever Happened To Baby Jesus, Part 1 & 2" on "Filling The Gap"; "Sunny Sunday Dream" and "Whatever Happened To Baby Jesus" on "Gathering Of The Tribe" (CD); "Sunny Sunday Dream" on "Garage Zone, Vol. 1" (LP) and "Garage Zone Box Set" (4-LP); "The Bummer" on "Everywhere Chainsaw Sound" (LP), "The Midwest vs. The Rest" (LP); "Who's Been Driving..." on "Diana's Rootin' Tootin' Party"; "Paper Place" and "Who's Been Driving My Little Yellow Taxi Cab" on "Bands On Lance" (LP) and "I Wanna Come Back From The World Of LSD" (CD); and "Who's Been Driving My Little Yellow Taxi Cab" on "Diana's Rootin' Tootin' Wild Teenage Rock 'N' Roll Party!" (LP).

(Max Waller)

Taken from: Fuzz, Acid & Flowers - American Garage, Psychedelic & Hippie Rock 1964-1975

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