Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Romans ( D B )

The Romans were from York, Pennsylvania. Band members included Tom Elicker (guitar), Dick Reisinger (organ), Barry Leach (drums) and Tom Henry (bass). All the members of the group attended York Suburban High School. Warren Duffy of WSBA radio heard the band performing at a local event in July, 1964. He encouraged them to make a record. In March 1965 the group recorded two original songs at the Alkazar Ballroom (York, PA) . Those recordings were released on the DB record label. "The Drag" has a fast moving frat sound while the flip side "After You Go" is an excellent slower garage ballad. Nice record!

                                                                            The Romans - After you go

                                                                          The Romans - The Drag

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Van Goghs (Grendel)

The Van Goghs band members were Bill Gannon, Steve Fales, Roy Nelson, Randy Smith and Greg Morrison. "You Have Changed" has that great garage sound. The flip side"Quiet Girl" is more of surf sounding ballad.