The Gonn: The Loudest Band In Town (US, 1966/67)

What a great title for an lp yes.
Like many garage bands of the '60s, the Gonn achieved (slight) international fame beyond anything they attained in their lifetime when their single "Blackout of Gretely" was rediscovered by collectors and reissued in the '80s. From Keokuk, IA, the Gonn released only a couple singles on tiny local labels in 1966 and 1967. Probably the toughest garage band in Iowa (not that there was an enormous amount of competition), the Gonn took their inspiration from the raunchiest aspects of the early Rolling Stones, adding the raw, throat-shredding screams that American groups of the kind were wont to use during this period.

Yep, the loudest band in town-and we ain't kidding! Iowa's GONN spearheaded mid-America's charge into a mindbending fuzzfest with their snarling classic, "Blackout Of Gretely." Now on lethal BeatRocket High-Definition Vinyl, that cut is joined by 13 of GONN's extra crunchy piledrivers circa '66-'67-with astounding fidelity from the original analog master tapes, plus rare photos, memorabilia and detailed band history. Drop the needle if you dare!

More info here.

LOUDEST...fuzzfest yeah.
track 12 (was missing) here.


Pablo Cazorla (aka The Bomber) said...

Pw: mza-garage


1. Blackout of Gretely
2. Don't Need Your Lovin'
3. I Need You
4. You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover
5. Come With Me (To the Stars)
6. Pain in My Heart
7. You're Lookin' Fine
8. Doin' Me in
9. Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
10. Death of an Angel
11. You Really Got Me
12. In the Midnight Hour
13. Signed D.C.
14. Hey Joe

Anonymous said...

not to mourn, but the bomber has forgotten to put all tracks together in one .rar-file. track 12/in the midnite hour/ is missing

Pablo Cazorla (aka The Bomber) said...

damn...you re right...sory bout that...
I ll fix it soon.

Joe_King said...

Yeah, and the track list or the order of the songs is wrong... Lookin' forward to your fix :-)

Pablo Cazorla (aka The Bomber) said...

the bomber dropped it

there you have the one that was missing...
sory guys


Joe_King said...

Thx for the missing track! And oh...congrats with a FAB blog!

BobBy said...

Thanx Bro...
Looking for The Gonn for years...Finally found it here...

Romuald said...

Wow, this is a real find. Some excellent cuts here.
Doin' me in is brilliant.

Thanks Mr. Bomber !!

Pablo Cazorla (aka The Bomber) said...

Thanks Joe/Bob/Romuald x your kind commnets

Anonymous said...

Man, I cant unzip it. Passworded.

Pablo Cazorla (aka The Bomber) said...

* ;)

Bennrat said...

perdón.. pero no me aclaro se han colado (o cambiado) dos temas que no pertenecen al disco?? quitame de dudas porfa.. saludos!

The Bomber said...

lo siento Bennrat, pero que temas me decis que se han colado ?

Bennrat said...

It Ain't Me Babe
Feel A Whole Lot Better
los dos ultimos.. creo que se colaron.. es que no están en el track list.. quizas me hice un lío yo.. gracias por el blog y el interés!

Hoja De Papel said...

u dnt have some
blues :D ?

no tienes algo de blues ?
oh un blog ke conoskas donde pueda descargar :L

Bennrat said...

no.. sorry.. I dont like Blues as it is.. sorry again..

The Bomber said...

nop, no soy muy del palo blusero, pero fijate, cosas se suben regularmente por ahi.

Pedro said...

Hey. I think there are 2 versions of "Gonn - The Loudest Band in Town" with different tracks. The setlist that you wrote here has different songs from the record you posted and so, there are 2 tracks missing:

4. You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover
11. You Really Got Me

Could you post them, please? Looking forward to listen.

Thank you very much and congratulations for the incredible blog.

Andrew said...

Thanks for this incredible album!
Here's the second version of LP
(with You Really got Me & You Can't Judge A Book (By the cover)


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