|Johnny Cadick – Guitar, Vocals; Chuck Manker – Bass, Vocals; Bob Sanders – Drums, Vocals; Val Muylle – Organ, Vocals|
Good Cheer of Indianapolis released one LP on Bud Osborne’s ORS Records label in 1973, Time For Good Cheer. Using a generic cover template with their photo inset didn’t help them get famous, but this record is remarkable nonetheless, and is now quite rare and sought after.
Good Cheer was anchored in the lounge pop and folk genres, but also wanders into the the moody side of the psychedelic weeds to great effect. The album contains a mix of covers and originals; the originals are where the magic is. Good Cheer has been compared to Hickory Wind, the Evansville psych legends. The band played live frequently during their time.
Good Cheer did record a second album, but it was not released. Val Muylle later formed a band with former members of Indianapolis garage greats The Vlasics, called the BVD Band.
|Related Artists: Vlasics|
|Years Active: early 1970’s to early 1980’s|