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Truth and Janey

The past due-’60s power trio format produced famous by Cream as well as the Jimi Hendrix Experience sent inspirational shockwaves over the rock & roll universe, and being among the most isolated types of its influence will need to have been eastern Iowa’s extremely obscure cult hard rock-band Truth and Janey. Acquiring their name from your seminal Jeff Beck Group recording, vocalist/guitarist Billy Janey, vocalist/bassist Steven Bock, and drummer Denis Bunce (unique percussionist John Fillingsworth lasted significantly less than a yr) started penning original materials, recorded a set of singles in 1972/1973, and developed into Truth and Janey when educated that another music group already held privileges to the reality moniker before them. Arduous roadwork in the neighboring claims kept the music group busy in a long time, but the lack of a significant record deal ultimately drove these to financing their own recording — a brutal and bluesy hard rocker to become entitled No Rest for the Wicked — at a studio room in close by Ames, IA. This they released through an area independent label, and its own 1,000-device pressing quickly sold-out among their devoted fans in your community — but that was it. Without apparent career-advancing potential customers in their forseeable future, Truth and Janey disbanded the next yr, with main guy Janey embracing blues and adding a “Lee” to his name before documenting several albums through the entire ’80s and ’90s. Truth and Janey’s moderate legacy was held alive by their few cult fans and eventually resulted in an official Compact disc pressing of No Rest for the Wicked by Monster Information (which added all of their solitary A- and B-sides, on top of that), and a renowned live show released in 2004 as Erupts!

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