The Wild Prophets came from Ames, Iowa, about 35 miles north of Des Moines. They recorded one single on Kustom Records, Ltd ARS-1001, an energetic version of the Last Word’s “Can’t Stop Loving You” backed with “Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It”, a Neil Young original with the Buffalo Springfield.
My copy is signed by the following members, which likely match the lineup on the record:
Ted Nunemaker – vocals
Keane Bonath – sax
Mark Gillet – guitar
Roy Aysen – keyboard
Larry Kelley – bass and vocals
Andy Gebelstein – drums
Earlier members included Jacque Furman and Ralph Stevens on drums, Ken Wood on guitar, Ray West on keys.
Later members included Scott Gillet (?).
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The Wild Prophets recorded at Audiosonic Recording Studio in Ames, and the record saw release in 1969.
According to an informative website on the band that is currently defunct, the band played “in Mason City. The Cellar in Ames was a favorite with a good crowd in attendance every time. Other venues they performed at include the Starlite in Carroll, the Pla-Mor in Fort Dodge, the Dance-Mor in Swisher, RJ’s Lounge in Marion.”
The Wild Prophets broke up in 1973. Jacque Furman continued in music, but I have few details other than playing with Cris Williamson and Glen Yarborough.
Ted Nunemaker died on Dec. 14, 2008.
Information from http://members.iowatelecom.net/thx1136/pages/prophets.html (currently offline).
I can find a few other Audiosonic Recording Studio credits, such as:
Ted Hart – “Down in the Mine” / “I Don’t Need You Anymore” (both by Don Taft and J.T. Schreiner), produced by J.T. Schreiner on Leslie LR 72068 from 1968.
Syndrum of Soul - “Lost and Found” (Gary French, Floyd Brown) / “Do You Care” on SOS 100, produced by M. Harper, from 1970.