Two heavy East Coast bands that both benefited from the producing hands of Warren Schatz and Stephen Schlaks. The producers were known for their work with heavy bands and their marks can be seen all over this pair.

Yesterday's Children - Yesterday's Children
This Connecticut group cut one garage single before they hooked up with the S&S production team. Turning their sound heavier, grittier and more expansive they fleshed out this classic album of beefy
rock tunes that unfortunately had little impact commercially. Rooted in a solid base of blues and aided by the able leads of Reggie Wright this probably could have made more of an impression; though the lack of a truly memorable single may well have also been a problem. Nonetheless the album is a solid rock work out and stands as a testament to the band's power. This has been given the ace reissue treatment by Akarma and is certainly worth it for the packaging as well as the contents.

[MP3] Yesterday's Children - Evil Woman
[MP3] Yesterday's Children - Sad Born Loser

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Wilkinson Tri-Cycle - Wilkinson Tri-Cycle
Wilkinson Tri-Cycle combined a more melodic approach with flashes of heavy rock. They had the power behind them but were more prone to take excoursions into psychedelic imagery and softer moments
of balladry. Again the touch of Schatz and Schlaks can be heard in the production on this, the band's sole album. Taking their hand at blues classics like "Leaving Trunk", made famous by the great Taj Mahal, they handle them skill but not necessarily ingenuity. The variety of the album works well together, never really rutting into one sound for too long but keeping consistent through the ever-present blues rumble of David Mello's leads. A thoroughly enjoyable listen, though not necessarily a lost classic.

[MP3] Wilkinson Tri-Cycle - Leavin Trunk
[MP3] Wilkinson Tri-Cycle - Antique Locomotives

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES YES YES!!! This is the glorious side of late 60's- early 70's underground music. Fantastic post this week.

Next week, can we have some original vintage American garage?

11:22 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually none of these three men recieve any money when you buy it. the drummer mg clemens (on far left) is my father. glad people enjoy!

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