Guitarist Michael Yonkers formed his own Michael Yonkers Band in Minneapolis in 1967, at about the same time that Hendrix was forming his Experience.
The album recorded in 1968, Microminiature Love (1969 - Destijl, 2002 - Subpop, 2003), his artistic peak, ran the gamut of the era's styles, from Jefferson Airplane-ish acid-rock (Jasontown) to voodoo-blues (Boy In The Sandbox, Smile Awhile).
Free Flight (Get Hip, 1997) collects unreleased recordings from 1964 to 1969.
Yonkers recorded a few solo records and collaborations before he broke his back in 1971. All those albums were released years after they had been recorded: the acoustic, folkish Grimwood (1974 - De Stijl, 2007), recorded in 1969, Michael Lee Yonkers (1974), recorded in 1972, Goodby Sunball (1974), recorded in 1973, Borders of my Mind (1974), Thy Will Be Done (1976).
After a quarter of a century, Michael Yonkers returned with It's Only Yonkers (Galactic Zoo Disk, 2004).
Carbohydrates Hydrocarbons (Go Johnny Go, 2007) paired him with the Blind Shake for a session of distorted garage-rock.
No Kidding (Ruby Red Editora, 2008) was a solo guitar show that leaned towards cacophony.
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