Chapter 1: “Drive It” by Lincoln Street Exit
(Mainstream 1970/Flawed Gems 2010)
Originally formed in 1964 by four Native Americans of the Sioux tribe, Lincoln Street Exit had lost one member, to death, by the time they began recording in 1966 at which point the group consisted of Michael Martin on lead vocals and lead guitar; R.C. Gariss on second lead guitar; Mac Suazo on bass; and Lee Heres on drums. Over the next six years Lincoln Street Exit would release a handful of singles, an EP and an immaculately heavy psychedelic rock LP. Luckily for music fans, Flawed Gems Records, Sweden, gathered together the complete works of the band for its 2010 unofficial reissue of Drive It.