Yonkers, Michael With The Blind Shake / Period
Album:Period Collection:General
Artist:Yonkers, Michael With The Blind Shake Added:Dec 2011
Label:Ss Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-05-19 Pull Date:2012-07-22 
Week Ending:Jul 22Jul 15Jul 1Jun 17Jun 10May 27

Recent Airplay
1.Aug 28, 2013:The Songsmith Show
Hey Hey What
4.Dec 20, 2012:The Penultimate Show
When Will I
2.May 30, 2013:The Sunset Life
When Will I
5.Jul 20, 2012:The Songsmith Show
Talk To Me
3.Mar 29, 2013:The Songsmith Show
Hey Hey What
6.Jul 18, 2012:Meow After Midnight
I Am Thinking

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2012-05-13 
Minneapolis native Yonkers is a noise / psyche legend, relatively unknown until the past few years after his 1968 album Microminiature Love was finally released by Destijl Records in 2002. Has been pumping out some killer garage / psyche / noise / punk - ish stuff with The Blind Shake out of Minneapolis now for a few years. This is some heavy, driving, loud, reverb-ed, distorted stuff coming out of Yonkers home-made guitar, Mike Blaha’s baritone guitar, with kick-ass drumming by Dave Roper and a third guitar by Mike’s brother Jim. This is some seriously killer shit. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11.

1. *(3:20) Mid. Crunchy guitar, plodding beat, cymbal strikes, screamed vocals near end. Killer.
2. *(3:21) Mid / Fast. Heavy guitar, big cymbal strikes, hi-hat, slightly sparse. Rockin’.
3. (2:46) Mid / Fast. Big full band, driving, loud, loud, loud. Really Rawkin’.
4. (3:31) Mid / Fast. Full and fast, psyche element, pounding drums, screamed vocals.
5. (2:46) Mid. Plodding beat, crunchy guitar, wah-wah guitar w/ killer fx.
6. *(3:23) Mid. Big reverbed guitar, big bass drum, marching and kick ass.
7. *(3:00) Fast. All-out rocker, driving drums,
8. *(2:14) Mid / Fast. Drum-driven, psyche guitar, post-punk-ish.
9. *(4:23) Mid. INSTRUMENTAL. Chaotic noise-driven madness, scatter-brained guitar.
10. (4:20) Mid. Noise guitar under sinister vocal, gets fuller, post-punk.
11. *(2:42) Mid / Fast. Folk turned on its punkish head. Blazing, blistering and beautiful.

Track Listing
1.Talk To Me 6.I Am Thinking
2.When Will I 7.I Myself
3.A Little Crazy 8.Oh I Know
4.Carbo Hydro 9.Period
5.Hey Hey What 10.So Be
 11.Whatcha Gonna