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Number one-CD
Second Effort-CD
Third I-CD

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Gene Tangren - former guitarist/bassist/vocalist for the Amphetamine Reptile bands Vertigo and Silver Salute. Also played with and was featured in such Minneapolis/Paris-based bands as Vector, Tin Foot Dog, Technique Niquee and the Mr. Syd Blues Band.

Mike Nehl - former child. Would have liked to have been in bands such as Panda Lou, Debt Monger and Chimney Goat if they had ever existed…

Life-long friends, Gene and Mike became neighbors in their grade school years and grew up trying to out-do each other in all things imaginable. The tradition continues to this day with the Grackle sound.

Syd Barrett (Solo and early Pink Floyd years), Charlie Parker, Bugskull, Muddy Waters, Huayucaltia, Sonic Youth, Big Bill Broonzy, Gang of Four, Kinks, Cows, The Fall, The Yardbirds, Traffic, Les Paul, The Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Be Bop music…

This Is Not Your Mother's Psychedelia!!!

Grackle combines traditional rock instruments such as eclectic guitar, vase and percolators. And, from there it only gets more interesting. Animal voices mingling with industrial clatter, weird percussion joined by red-shift ukulele and alien horns.

Following are quotes from a few Grackle fans:

“Grackle merges the sounds of Nature and Mankind, each trying to out-compete the other for the listener’s attention.”

“Holly cow!! You guys are way weird!”

“I wouldn’t necessarily call it music; it's more like sound art.”

“Here’s your CD back, I don’t want people to think that I listen to such strange stuff.”