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IGL Rock Story, Vol. 2: 1967-1968

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Like the previous collection, this zeroes in on 31 slices of local talent recorded between 1967 and 1968 at Iowa's first recording studio. The Iowa Great Lakes Recording Studio (IGL) was a local label and these 31 tracks showcase bands from all over the state and beyond, playing their wares and hoping for a hit. The move toward folk-rock and the emerging psychedelic sound is well in evidence on this collection. While bands like Steve Ellis and the Starfires, Yetti Blues Band, the Noblemen, the Berries, the Senders, and the Dynamic Dischords may not mean a whole lot outside of their local status back in the day, this volume captures a moment in time that will only come this way again through nostalgic exercises.

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