Tayles, The

Band members               Related acts

- Scott Eakin - vocals, flute
- Rick Markstrom - vocals, drums
- Paul Petzold - organ
- Bob Schmidtke - vocals, guitar
- Jeremy Wilson - vocals, bass



- none known




Genre: rock

Rating: ** (2 stars)

Title:  Whoaretheseguys

Company: CineVista

Catalog: CV-1001

Year: 1972

Country/State: Madison, Wisconsin

Grade (cover/record): NM/NM

Comments: still in shrink wrap (opened)

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4

Price: $

Cost: $66.00


During their early-'70s heyday, Madison, Wisconsin's The Tayles harkened back to the days of classic garage rock. Showcasing the talents of woodwind player Scott Eakin, drummer Rick Markstrom, keyboard player Paul Petzold, guitarist Bob Schmidtke and bassist Jeremy Wilson, the band debuted with the release of a pair of little heard singles for the obscure Age of Aquarius label ("She Made Me that Way" b/w "Bizarro Ben" and "Funny Paper Sam" b/w "It's High Time").

Released by the small local CineVista label, 1972's "Whoaretheseguys" was a live effort recorded at Madison's Nitty Gritty Club. Heavily hyped by fans and reviewers, these guys were little more than your standard bar band. Among their shortcomings, even though all five members were credited with vocals, they lacked a strong singer. Musically they were certainly competent, though Eakin's flute bugged the hell out of us. With Schmidtke and Wilson responsible for all of the material, the collection steered the middle ground between cutesy nostalgia numbers ("Did It"), standard blues-rock ("Baby DoughDough") and longer jam-oriented material ("Bizzaro Ben"). Unfortunately, little on the ten track set was of repeated interest. At least "Angry with My Friend" had a little bit of meltdown guitar. A major disappointment, guess you had to be there ... (Original copies included a lyric sheet insert.)

"Whoaretheseguys" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Introduction (instrumental) - 0:59
2.) Bizzaro Ben (Jeremy Wilson) - 6:21
3.) Did It (Jeremy Wilson) -3:10
4.) Baby DoughDough (Jeremy Wilson - Bob Schmidtke) - 3:25
5.) Black Widow Spider (Jeremy Wilson - Bob Schmidtke) - 4:56

(side 2)

1.) Life On Other Planets Shuffle (Bob Schmidtke) - 1:25
2.) Angry with My Friend (Jeremy Wilson) - 6:20
3.) Master of the Arts (Jeremy Wilson) - 3:26
4.) Apocalypse Blues (Jeremy Wilson) - 2:37
5.) Guitar (instrumental) (Bob Schmidtke) - 7:24


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