Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Jim Thaxter and the Travelers - Cyclon - EP (Pre-Trashmen Racket Featuring Tony, Dal and Steve!)
|Jim Thaxter and the Travelers were a pre-Trashmen band. Their sound was nothing like The Trashmen, but their energy and sense of abandon was spot on. Four primitive, early Minneapolis rawk sides!|
Track by Track Review
This is a pretty routine fifties styled rock instro from Jim Thaxton and the Travelers, more progression than melody, with a pumping piano, a walking bass line, and a thin lead guitar. It's pretty obscure, but not terribly interesting, except for it's historical significance as one of the precursors to the Trashmen with Tony Andreassen, Dal Winslow, and Steve Wahrer in the lineup.