There is an new article on a band I was in during high school "The TASMANIANS." My best friend Robbin Thompson and I started the band and we released two 45's that have stood the test of time. "Baby" the first single, is a rocker and the band has been called " a pre-cusor to punk rock." Here is a small section - you can check it out online here: ontheflip-side.blogspot.com - also Robbin's website - www.robbinthompson.com
We would like to thank Morgan Young for recognizing the band in his blog.
"Baby is a bit of an oddity in the garage world of the 60's. It's a foot stomping raver that is primarily acoustic based. Baby was written by singer and acoustic guitarist Robbin Thompson and lead guitarist and harmonica player, Mike "Gypsy" Carns. (As is pathetically so often the case, both of their names were misspelled on the label). We get the requisite garage stomper lyrics of 'girl done me wrong' sung with a menacing snarl by Thompson. Fine harmonies, well restrained fuzz guitar and some killer bass work fill out the musical landscape. We're particularly fond of the cacophonous breakdown of an ending to the song with bassist Woody Pollard leading the way and keyboardist Craig Davis running up and down the keyboard."