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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Yancy Derringer - Openers (1975 us, tight rural bluesy hard rocker)

Yancy Derringer was a four-piece band from Wisconsin that recorded an album titled Openers in 1976. With an original pressing of only 1000 copies, the album reflected the band's live act and creative talents in seven original songs. The sound of Yancy Derringer was similar to that of some of the more hard driven southern U.S. rock acts of the day such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, Ozark Mountain Daredevils and many more. After selling out the initial thousand pressings very quickly, the band ordered a second pressing, which got caught up management hassles and was delayed. 

This caused fans to lose interest in the band; by 1976, the group's momentum had passed Yancy Derringer broke up, leaving the world with another limited pressing album. In the late '90s, Gear Fab acquired the rights to the band's original masters and released that long lost album for fans of '70s rock to enjoy. With detailed band history and song information as in all Gear Fab releases, Yancy Derringer cannow take its place in the history of American rock music. 
by Keith Pettipas

1. Pass The Wine (Charlie Kuchler) - 4:44
2. Rocket Roll (Boyd Williamson) - 5:15
3. Aero Plane (D. King, Boyd Williamson) - 3:31
4. I Thought Alot Today (Charlie Kuchler) - 6:32
5. Welcome On 6-52 (Boyd Williamson, Charlie Kuchler, Gabriel Berrafato, Lynn Gnatzig) - 6:54
6. Standing On The Edge (Boyd Williamson, Charlie Kuchler, Gabriel Berrafato, Lynn Gnatzig) - 6:53
7. Weedburner (Boyd Williamson) - 7:30

Yancy Derringer
*Gabriel Berrafato "Gabe" - Bass
*Boyd Williamson "Zoid" - Vocals, Guitar
*Lynn "Lance" Gnatzig - Drums, Vocals
*C.F. Kuchler "Charlie" - Lead Vocals, Hammond Organ, Mini Moog, Mellotron, Piano
*Darleen Koldenhollen - Backing Vocals
*Melody Magnuson - Backing Vocals