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Featured article: Thomas Garglechunk
Thomas Garglechunk, born 1827, is known for his percussion in the short-lived but HIGHLY notable side project of Daniel Brummel, The Spindles, in the early 1870s. His drumkit was comprised of two drumsticks with handles whittled to look like cigars, 3 live bass, 3 geese, and an otter.
Garglechunk began his music career banging large sticks on cave walls, creating interesting noises and "sick beats". The drummer first met Brummel (who, at the time, occupied the body of a man named Franklin P. Weatherbottom) after moving to Pasadena in search of coal for his factory. They hit it off, moving into a 1 bedroom, 2 bath house together soon after.
In 1870, after viewing a group of pond creatures singing in unison, Garglechunk and Weatherbottom simultaneously conceived of the idea of forming a band (a then-unheard of concept in America). The two titled the collaboration "The Spindles" and began producing music shortly after. It would only be 6 months before they completed their first full-length album, Sick Flinging in the Dreeb Realm. As neither member owned recording equipment at the time, the album was inscribed onto scrolls and sent by cannon to various locations around North America. It consisted of a single untitled song, which, if performed, lasted approximately 1 hour and 4 minutes. The album received mostly middling reviews.full article | edit | previous featured articles