|Dan DeLuca, others
Aztex were a short lived garage rock band from Whiting, often thought to be from Gary due to their appearance on Gary label Staff. In 1966, towards the end of their time, they recorded two songs at Bud Pressner’s studio in Gary, “I Said Move/The Little Streets in this Town”, which was released on Pressner’s Staff label in 1967. Very few copies are known, and the question of how many were pressed has never been resolved, possibly not more than 50. “I Said Move” features savage guitar and the intro was a snippet from the Batman TV series. “I Said Move” is considered one of the best garage songs from Indiana, or anywhere, and has appeared in Crypt’s Back From The Grave series as well as Oil Slick’s Greasy Rock ‘n Roll compilations.
An illegitimate reissue exists and is a close approximation of the original. A slight variation in the dead wax inscription and color differences in the black label differentiate, as does the weak sound of the reproduction compared to the original. Less than 10 copies of the original are known, originals change hands for $2,000 or more. Even more remarkable, the band’s guitarist recalls that the band had not worked up two songs in time for the recording session, so “I Said Move” was invented during the session.
Dan DeLuca left Aztex to join Jay and The Shays, which recorded one single that may never have been properly released.
|Related Artists: Jay and the Shays
|Years Active: mid 1960’s