13th PRECINCT - "Junk Yard" / "You Gotta Be Mine" (TRX 45-T-5005) November 1967

I bought this obscure single by 13th Precinct a few years ago and it's taken me all that time to get it out of the box and research the group. All you need to know about them can be found here including group photos and line-up etc, so no need to add those on my entry.

13th Precinct were from Rock Falls, IL and released a previous single on Feature under the name of The Inspirations. "That Girl" / "Baby Please Come Home" (Feature 110) was released mid 1966. A change of personnel followed as well as a label change to TRX. They also updated their moniker to 13th Precinct.

"Junk Yard" has a soothing hypnotic vibration with floating organ/guitar sounds, quite unique actually. Add to the mix flower-power harmonies and they came up with a '67 winner, perfect for the times.

"If you find that you haven't got a dime,
All you've got is time
Go to the junk yard.
There's a new and groovy scene,
You know what I mean
Go to the junk yard."


  1. Great find, thanks for sharing. I see TRX was a division of Hickory records - that label released just about enough boss sounds to make a great garage/pop compilation of its own.


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