Ilmo Smokehouse ‎– Ilmo Smokehouse

CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release


Originally released in 1971.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SR-3002 Ilmo Smokehouse Ilmo Smokehouse(LP, Album) Roulette SR-3002 US 1971 Sell This Version
AK 370 Ilmo Smokehouse Ilmo Smokehouse...Plus(CD, Album, RE) Akarma AK 370 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 370 Ilmo Smokehouse Ilmo Smokehouse...Plus(CD, Comp, RE, Dig) Akarma AK 370 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
SVR 56049 Ilmo Smokehouse Ilmo Smokehouse(LP) Roulette SVR 56049 France 1971 Sell This Version
AK 370/2 Ilmo Smokehouse Ilmo Smokehouse...Plus(2xLP, Ltd, RE, Col) Akarma AK 370/2 Italy 2017 Sell This Version

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May 6, 2015
I grew up near Quincy in the 70's. Went to Quincy College. Remember Slink and the boys. They had a real heavy reputation. Rough times. Bad a** rockers. Wonder if any are left? I went on to Texas and built my band there. Rock on ,


October 22, 2012
"Short-lived outfit from 1971 but innovative prog band from Illinois with ex-Gonn members Gerry Gabel and Craig Moore. "We were heavy as hell, anti-war, pro-drug hippie all the way", remembers Moore. Without Gabel the group turned into Smokehouse, now presenting their progressive styles with glitter and make-up.
Formed in 1969 by the Tieken brothers from Quincy, Illinois. They'd previously been in the long-lived Freddy Tieken and The Rockers who'd been going at it since the late fifties. As The Gonn disintegrated in 1968, first Slink Rand and then Craig Moore joined 'The Rockers. Craig:- "Fred changed the name to The American Music Band, stealing it sort of from The Electric Flag. We played EVERYWHERE... Then when the horn guys all quit, we became Ilmo Smokehouse, heavy as hell, anti-war, pro-drug hippie all the way. When that eventually ended Slink, Dennis and I became 'Smokehouse' as a really heavy progressive trio. Later on we had Micki Free on guitar (later with L.A. soul group Shalamar). We wore glitter and make-up before Kiss, but they made it we didn't. It's all nuts, convoluted, insane, I can't believe I did all of this crap!"
Their album was recorded in Memphis at 'Beautiful Sound' Studio, owned by Dan Penn of Box Tops fame (as a songwriter producer). He engineered part of the session, with his partner Jim Johnson."