i will ship this with insurance to cover the winning bidder, and of course very carefully package, since the surviving FAMILY members live near me, perhaps you want AN AUTOGRAPH ALSO? THIS IS IT, THE ONLY RECORD THEY EVER RECORDED ON IMPACT SOUND, BE THE ENVY of every record collector in the world VG+ SEE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE TRENCHMENT FROM ND WHERE I LIVE IN FULL DESCRIPTION BELOW, FIRST PRESSING!!!! HARD TO FIND ANYWHERE, WON'T LAST BID NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!$1100 +On POPSIKE, DISCOGS, ETSY ETCETERA VERY FEW OF THESE WERE MADE, Web 1967 VG+ Trenchmen ?– Chains On My Heart / Travel With Me UA23667 45 ...............7" SEE PHOTOS FOR THE SONG LISTED FOR FIRST PRESSING EDITIONS - VERY VALUABLE, MANY OF MY RECORDS ARE FIRST PRESSINGS AND PROMO'S - MAKES THIS HIGHLY COLLECTABLE (SEE PHOTOS) comes with original sleeve AND ALSO new mint generic sleeve(s). I ACCEPT ALL CURRENCIES WORLDWIDE
"Our demise was a culmination of lack of interest, following, success...and we were all looking to go our own way, post-high school," is the pragamatic point of view of Jim Mackey, bass player and vocalist with the Trenchmen. He adds, "Our 45 did not have strong sales and getting air time was simply a struggle". A frustrating situation, but pretty much the norm for a young band at the time. But the Trenchmen are not forgotten, and their long-ago efforts have not been in vain as the outstanding music on this release makes abundantly clear.
1965: Minot, North Dakota: Jim Mackey (vocals, bass) got together with Greg Jordahl (lead guitar), Alan Mattson (organ) and Ken White (drums) to form the Trenchmen. The guys were 16-years-old, except for Greg, a mere 15. The band played the usual venues - high school events, proms, teen dances. "We always seemed to play high schools. That´s the crowd we were trying to impress", Jim recalls. By late 1965, the band had developed sufficiently to come under the guidance of Vern Garrison, a local booking agent.
1966: Booked to play every Friday and Saturday night through Mid-America Production (M.A.P.), the Trenchmen started to travel around the Dakotas, showcasing their styles ranging from the authoritative R&B of James Brown and the hard-driving Young Rascals, to the more decorous music demanded by the formality of a school prom. The gigs took place only on the weekends, with rehearsals twice a week, up to three hours per session.
1967: Probably the best year for the Trenchmen. In their 1960 Lincoln Continental they toured an enormous amount of miles through western and central North Dakota, northern South Dakota, eastern Montana and Southern Manitoba. In the summer the band went to the Minneapolis Kaybank studios and recorded two Greg Jordahl originals: Chains On My Heart and Travel With Me. The lyrics to Travel were composed the night before in a hotel room. "It was exciting to record", remembers Jim, "there were lots of takes with volume adjustments". Tom Jung, today a successful engineer, was at the controls. "I kept turning up after Tom would turn me down and the end result was too much bass." The band purchased 1000 copies of their 45 from their earnings, releasing the recordings on their own Impact Sound label.
While Travel With Me is a real crude garager with a good dose of biting fuzz, Chains On My Heart is perhaps one step ahead of the typical local recording fare of the time; with its infectious Incense & Peppermints-style organ sound and Greg's sharp guitar break, it posesses a nascent psychedelic appeal. Jim confirms that "We were influenced by the psychedelic music and used some lighting behind the band to reflect the times. But we were clean cut in real life." 1967 was also the year when 16-year-old Todd Ballantyne replaced Ken White on drums. Todd had already played occasionally for the Trenchmen in their early days, before Ken took over on a regular basis.
1968: The Trenchmen played their last concert at Minot's city auditorium. Jim describes it as their most memorable gig. "We had a respectable showing and received kudos from the local radio station the next day. It was quite a thrill to hear one's name mentioned on the air followed by one of the original hits we had performed." Jim Mackey had enlisted in the navy and was due to leave the band by the end of March. Plans to replace him were there, but it never happened. "Our demise was a culmination of lack of interest, following, success", he says. As with most teen bands, the music was a phase of their life they outgrew as time rolled along and the concerns of adulthood came to the fore.See my store for thousands of all types of records(33's, 45's, 78's, over 100 box sets, even reel to reel and Edison diamond discs that are 100 or more years old, I also have dozens of promos/demos and very rare records. RARE original art/pamphlets/books (if applicable) also included. I AM HAVING A FEW DIFFERENT SALES ON MY STORE SO PLEASE GO TO, I have hundreds of PROMO, DEMO, JUKEBOX, AUDITION RARE RECORDS ARE VERY RARE AS WELL; MANY OF MY RECORDS ARE FIRST PRESSINGS OR PROMO/DEMO/NOT FOR SALE SAMPLES
EBAY ADDED THIS QUESTION AND ANSWER FROM ONE OF MY BUYERS- I see you have never had a record break in shipping. How do you protect records and tapes from the hazards of shipping?
ANSWER: GREAT QUESTION ON HOW I ACHIEVE 100% RATE WITH NEVER BREAKING A RECORD DURING SHIPMENT AND WHY I HAVE 100% FEEDBACK that you have asked!! I buy expensive 33, 78, and 45 cardboard box mailers, and expensive bubble wrap, the most important thing I do for my buyers other than taking great care of these valuable records is packaging every single record myself as if I was the buyer because I care about my buyers!!!!!!!!! I want all records to be cushioned entirely around each record and when more than one record, I want them entirely cushioned so it is impossible for them to break, I have never had a record break during shipping in decades of being in the record business. Also, I follow ebay and USPS and UPS shipping rules for fragile packages
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