Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Lincoln St. Exit - "Drive it" 1970

The band that would become XIT (Crossing of Indian Tribes) a native American psych band from Albequerque, New Mexico who released four albums in the 70's, on Rare Earth and Canyon Records.
Lincoln St. Exit were the southwests lead garage/psych band of the late 60's early 70's. "Drive It" is their sole album, ranging from psych heavy/blues ridden "Dirty Mother Blues" to the easy goin' "Soulful Drifter" in between there are songs that reflect the times, the Vietnam era vibe hangin' over the U.S. Guitarists Mike Martin and R.C. Gariss are backed by the rhythym section of Marc Suazo (bass), and Lee Herres (drums). The band opened for many a headliner tha passed through the southwest.

The band regrouped in the 90's under Tom Bee.
Tom Bee was born in the New Mexico boarder town of Gallup, and is known for starting the first Native American owned and operated label: Sound of America Records.

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