the merkins
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the merkins


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The best kept secret in music


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"hairy" out of print since 1986. Wax master lost in a fire in Lubbock, TX.
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merkin, symbolic of something 'hairy', as in sound. the group was new, the music different. at first, their following was limited to the l.a. 'underground'. the hip young local fans who listen & keep up on new sounds & trends. that was back in '86 & the beginning for the merkins. 'hairy' became their first album & first best seller. it was also the introduction of a new sound created by five young men from five different parts of the world who combined their unique musical talents to form what was soon to become known as 'the merkins sound.' no one member is responsible for 'the merkins sound.' why, that would be ridiculous. how could only one member concoct something this preposterous! all five contribute ideas to each song that is recorded & those ideas are often as different and strange as the five young men themselves.