Saturday, December 5, 2020

The Best of Downstate Illinois Garage Rock 1965-1968

Culled from various past shows, we present downstate Illinois' best garage rock from 1965-1968 all in one program. 50 bands. Two hours of mind blowing, fuzzed-out teenage angst from the second half of the sixties.

Meat DeptThis Weeks ChildrenPolar Bear1967Decatur
The War LordsReal Fine LadyThor1966Bloomington
One-Eyed JacksDie TodayLakeside1966Champaign
The VectorsWhat In The WorldAnalysis1965Macomb
The Raindear ArmySubterranean SunsetLedger1967Springfield
The IntrudersShe's MineIT1966Pittsfield
The Mod 4Open Up Your Mind[Fredlo]1968Aledo
The FurnitureI Love It BabyStature1967Galesburg
The CobblestonesI'll Hide My Head In The SandMobie1967Bloomington
Fugitive Five(I Ain't Gonna Give Up) My Way Of LifeCell1966Decatur
Barry Ebling & The InvadersI Can Make It Without YouNorman1967Granite City
The BacardisDon't Sell YourselfMidgard1966Rantoul
Kookie CookWorking ManBig Beat1966Danville
Inner SanctumCan't Make It Without YouThunder1968Virden
Third BoothSound Inc. (I Need Love)Thunder1968Canton
The Four A WhileLow Class ManBig Beat1966Charleston
The JadesYou Have To WalkClark1967Herrin
The Warner BrothersLonely IDunwich1966Peoria
Nickel BagThe WoodsRembrandt1966Carbondale
Dean CarterRebel WomanMilky Way1967Danville
Beggars Opera CoGone From MeGolden Voice1968Farmington
The CliquesSo HardCustom1967Champaign
The VanguardsWhat's Wrong With You- no label -1966Mendota
The CamarosI Need You No MoreCustom1968Petersburg
Dave & The SquiresThe Girl Of My DreamsRadex1965Lena
Lee RustTry, Try To Leave MeRofran1966Bloomington / Springfield
The IntrudersBringin' Me DownClaremont1966Rockford
The ExplorersBlue Flavored LollipopSandy's1968Quincy
The Wylde HeardStop It GirlPhillips1967Peoria
Five Of A KindeGoodbye GirlGarric1967Quad Cities
The Night PeopleAin't Gonna HappenTuggie1967Olney
Suburban 9 To 5Walk AwayLedger1967Peoria
The RavinsAndySyndicate1967Gibson City
Livin' EndBut I'll LiveKB1968Breese
Kracker-Barrel KomplexDifferent Than MePage1968LaSalle-Peru
The PaegansI Can Only Give You EverythingRampro1967Rockford
The MaraudersWarningHeads1966Granite City
The KomonsCaught In The TrapFeature1966Rockford
The CoachmenDon't Want To Lose HerLedger1967Peoria
The Seeds of ReasonI'm Your True LoveLakeside1966Rockford
Rod & The SatalitesShe CaresIrish1965Quincy
The RegimentMy Soap Won't FloatG & G1967Champaign
The Del-RaysLollipop LadyArch1968Mascoutah
North Bridge CompanyCrying All AloneSand "G"1968Peoria
The StarlitesWait For MeZap1965Danville
The InspirationsBaby Please Come HomeFeature1966Rock Falls / Sterling
The Coming GenerationDown To The CitySummit1968Dwight
Mystery MeatGive Me Your LoveDirector1968Carlinville
The UnknownsModern EraMarlo1966Belleville
The NomaddsDon't Cheat On MeRadex1965Freeport


  1. Here's a band you may (or may not) heard of: Jones Band, from Streator. Kevin Chalfant, who later fronted 707 and was with The Storm in the '90s, was lead singer for Jones Band. One song that got area airplay on radio station WOLI-FM in Ottawa was "Twenty Years (How Long Since You've Been Gone)." Chalfant lives in Grand Ridge and has his own recording studio.

  2. Rod and the Satalites are playing again tonight 1/8/2022 not 1965 but but still rocking!!!