Help the original Gizmos embark on their quest to play live together once again. This will be the first reunion shows since 1977! Read more
This project was successfully funded on April 18, 2014.
About this project
Back in March 1976, when the Ramones were still a local New York band and the Sex Pistols weren't even a rumor in the U.S., a group of teenage fanzine writers, rock cultists, and heavy-metal dudes got together in Bloomington, Indiana, and recorded the first Gizmos EP. The strong influences of the Dictators, the MC5, the Stooges, the Velvet Underground, 60s garage bands, and 50s rockabilly crashed head-on with musicians self-trained on Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Santana, and Hendrix. The underground success of the first EP led to another session in April 1977, which yielded two more EPs: Amerika First and Gizmos World Tour. Here's your chance to help fund traveling expenses for the GIZMOS first live performances since 1977! There is a proposed tour for June 12th, June 13th, and June 14th for their return to Indiana! This tour is to feature four members of the 76 line-up Kenne Highland, Eddie Flowers, Ted Niemiec, and Rich Coffee! The first three shows are to take place in Bloomington, Indianapolis, and either Cincinatti, OH or Chicago, IL. Bigger rewards and higher levels of donations coming soon!
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New cheapskate reward! Get a Mad Badges "Gizmos button" mailed to yer door!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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Your pick of free guest list for show of your choice.Estimated delivery:
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Free guest list and meet and greet with the Gizmos, bring or buy merch and they will autograph anything you have.Estimated delivery:
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Free guest list for both Indiana shows and meet and greet with the Gizmos, bring or buy merch and they will autograph anything you have.Estimated delivery:
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Free guest list for choice of shows and meet and greet with the Gizmos, bring or buy merch and they will autograph anything you have, also one free CD or record.Estimated delivery:
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Free guest list for both Indiana shows and meet and greet with the Gizmos, one original unplayed copy of Gizmos World Tour 7" donated personally by Gulcher Records head honcho Bob Richert! Git it autograped at either of the meet and greets.Estimated delivery:
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Be the Gizmos roadie for the whole tour! Ride in the van, carry the band's gear, bring their drinks to the stage, keep the groupies in check. This is a once in a lifetime experience!Estimated delivery:
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