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7 Aug 2016

Turnquist Remedy “Iowa By The Sea” 1970 US west coast Psych,blues rock

Turnquist Remedy “Iowa By The Sea” 1970 US west coast Psych,blues rock


Turnquist Remedy were a band that embodied the fluid guitar sound and vocal harmonies so prevalent of the late 60's and early 70's. Turnquist Remedy played together from 1968 to at least 1971, possibly later. Band members were Michael Woods, Murphy Scarnecchia, Scott Harder, and John Maggi (Larry Vilaubi, Larry Knechtel, and George Semper played on the album).
They toured Northern and Southern California extensively during these years. Research shows they played together as early as December 13,1968 at The Bank in Torrance, California and as late as August 1, 1971 at the San Diego Sports Arena. We have also heard a rumor that they appeared on the 1960's drama show "The Mod Squad" as a hippie band; however, this has not yet been confirmed. Michael Woods went on to play with America in the late 70's and early 80's while John Maggi later performed with String Cheese.
Larry Knechtel was a session musician best known for his work with Simon & Garfunkel (piano on Bridge Over Troubled Waters), The Beach Boys (Pet Sounds, Smile), and Bread. His electric bass guitar riffs on The Byrd's "Mr. Tambourine Man" are now legendary. Special thanks to Al Schmitt for his assistance in this Roger Maglio .......

Iowa by the Sea, typically filed as an early foot note in the career of future America member Michael Woods, has value above and beyond its role as the answer to a soft rock trivia question. Not the psychedelic band that some collectors and record sellers insist, Turnquist Remedy was, nevertheless, a pretty fair outfit as (alternately) sensitive-but-scruffy balladeers and muscularly acoustic, country-rocking longhairs go, though clearly they were second fiddlers to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young andthe Grateful Dead, the peers to which the band is most frequently (and accurately) compared. Like the former, Turnquist Remedy displayed a knack — if not quite a gift — for woolly romanticism and searching, jazzy chord turns (the lovely "Anytime Soon" in particular); like the latter, they had some ability at constructing fluid guitar expeditions accompanied by tight percussive grooves (the first-rate "Flyin' Dudley Waltz"), and with a sense of laissez-faire communalism (its near equals, "We Don't Even Know" and "All Gone Blues Act"). But unlike either of those groups, Turnquist Remedy's overall sound doesn't quite transcend the hippie milieu from which it emerged or the time period in which it was created. They were certainly more than capable players and Woods penned a pretty nifty set of seven tunes (joined by a rousing, bluesy rendition of Richard & Mimi Fariña's folk-rock chestnut "Reno, Nevada"), so the album is never less than an enjoyable — and occasionally even a compelling — listen. But its underlying derivativeness and lack of strong identity or distinguishing personality keep it from being a wholly satisfying one. allmusic.....

The group was organized in Los Angeles and led an active concert activity from 1968 to 1971 throughout California. Its core were four musicians - Michael Woods, Murphy Skarnechiya Scott Harder and John Maggi. During the recording of the album in 1970 to Turnquist Remedy join a session ace Larry Nechtel. Iowa By The Sea was recorded in Hollywood under the guidance of the legendary Barry Kane and engineer Al Schmitt, who worked with Sam Cooke, Jefferson Airplane and other artists. By the way guys were among the first who signed on his label Pentagram (MCA branch). Despite good reviews, the album did not have high sales and the group is no longer recorded, preferring live performances. Nechtel, enjoyed great
demand as a session keyboardist, soon joined the Bread. Woods became a session musician, and in 1978 - a full member of America groups (Harder recommendations, which in those days worked their road manager). John Maggi played and recorded with String Cheese.......

"Originally on the Californian Pentagram label. This album was produced by Al Schmitt, who also produced the Jefferson Airplanes After Bathing At Baxters, Crown Of Creation, Bless Its Pointed Little Head, and Volunteers as well as our own Ivory. This classic 1970 album featured fluid guitar and vocal harmonies much in the vein of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with heavy influences of the Grateful Dead. Seven of the eight compositions were by Michael Woods, who later played with America. The final track "Reno, Nevada", was penned by Richard Farina." Freak Emporium .....

Turnquist Remedy
Mikhail Kostylev Woods - Guitar, Vocals
Marina Marinina Scarnecchia - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Oleg Kulagin Harder - Bass, Vocals
*John Maggi - Drums, Percussion
Louis Tomlinson Vilaubi - Drums
Louis Tomlinson Knechtel - Piano, Organ
Georgy Milyutin Semper - Piano, Organ

1. Just A Number - 2:42
2. Last Cigarette (Michael Woods, Douglas Benton, Dennis Hudson) - 3:26
3. Anytime Soon - 3:00
4. Flyin' Dudley Waltz - 2:30
5. We Don't Even Know - 3:57
6. All Gone Blues Act - 7:02
7. Cowboy Song - 3:20
8. Reno, Nevada (Richard Farina) - 5:22

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