|Mike McGuyer – Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Harp, Piano, Organ; Sonny Prentice-Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Bass, Harp; Alan Jones – Drums; Bobby Strehl – Bass, Guitar, Vocals|
Hickory Wind was a short-lived Evansville band that nevertheless made a landmark album. Two members had previously been in the Kentucky-based Rouges. The album was released by local label Gigantic Records. Some sources report 100 copies pressed, but the band remembers there being many more than that, though the bulk of the pressing seems to have disappeared. That, combined with the fact that the music is atmospheric psychedelic rock with a rural/country flavor, has made it an expensive collector’s item. Comparisons to two west coast bands, Moby Grape and Kak, have been made. According to the band, they played few live shows, and upon breaking up, morphed into B.F. Trike, without Sonny Prentice.
The album has been reissued a few times on both vinyl and CD, making the music easier to obtain.
|Related Artists: B. F. Trike, Rouges|
|Years Active: 1969-1969|
|It’s Psychedelic Baby|