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The Gibson Bros.

A crazed psychobilly quartet which later on fragmented in to the Workdogs and ’68 Return, the Gibson Bros. shaped in Ohio through the middle-’80s, playing hardly competent however totally enthusiastic bluesy roots rock and roll which later on became a staple of indie rock and roll through groups just like the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Mule, as well as the Delta 72. Vocalist/guitarists Don Howland (previously with Great Plains) and Jeff Evans had been the most steady associates of the group, though third guitarist Dan Dow and drummer Ellen Hoover also made an appearance over the Gibson Bros.’ initial three albums, the obscure 1986 cassette-only Create a Raft in addition to the Homestead produces Big Pine Boogie and Dedicated Fool. For 1990’s Punk Rock and roll Drivin’ Song of the Weapon, Howland and Evans had been billed with Workdogs, a rhythm-section-for-hire including bassist Rob Kennedy and drummer Scott Jarvis. The 5th Gibson Bros. LP, 1991’s THE PERSON Who Loved Sofa Dancing, alternated house recordings and live pictures, the last mentioned with indie large weights Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez in tow. Spencer also made an appearance over the last record with both Howland and Evans, 1993’s Memphis Sol Today!, documented at Sunlight Studios. While Evans produced the similarly motivated — and perhaps a lot more raucous — ’68 Return, Howland caused the Bassholes on albums released in 1992 and 1994.

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