Crypt Records is an independent record label founded by American-born Tim Warren in 1983. The label has been headquartered variously in Hamburg, Germany and in several locations in the United States. Crypt is perhaps best known for issuing the ten-volume Back From The Grave Series of 60s garage punk compilations, although its other reissues and releases include surf, rockabilly, punk rock, exotica, garage punk, original rhythm and blues, and soul music.
Their recently released (March 2016) CD and Vinal "Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns, Vol 5" contains as the lead sone, the Thunderbirds original 1966 Century Records release of their song "Hey Little Girl". Check out their site to experience true 60's teenage mayham!
The 100 most legendary collectable U.S. 1960's garage band 45's - according to the combined research and opinion of those willing to participate. Site hosted by Mark Taylor
"The Thunderbirds are recognized internationally by collectors and enthusiasts for releasing one of the best Rock & Roll records of the mid-1960's "Hey Little Girl / Those Days are Gone" on the Libra label. The record is listed as #34 on my web site which details the most desirable and collectable Rock & Roll 45's from the era. The record is highly regarded all over the world for its unrivalled energy level and it represents the epitome of teenbeat mayhem from 1967." Mark Taylor (bosshoss) - Sidney, Australia
Beyond the Beat Generation Amsterdam web radio - featuring 60's garage band music from all over the world. The Thunderbirds are on the playlist. Check it out and say hi to Hans.
Corning Opera House Way back in 1902, the citizens of Corning, Iowa (birthplace of Johnny Carson) recognized the need for adequate venues for entertainment. Thus, the birth of the Corning Opera House. The last known production in the opera house occurred in 1934, after which the building sat unused and deteriorating on the corner of 8th and Davis - until the early 2000's when a group of dreamers created a restoration committee. In 2006, as part of the fundraising effort, and in the middle of the restoration, the Thunderbirds appeared on the opera house stage for a benefit concert attended by the locals. This constituted the first performance on that stage since 1934. It was quite a night - a video clip of the event is included under the Gigs button on the left.