- J-106 Taxi b/w I’m So Alone
- GHAS-71 Four By the Chargers – You Got A Hold, Taxi b/w I Need Your Love, The News In General
- (LP) Garage Punk Unknowns Volume 2 – Taxi
- (CD) Garage Punk Unknowns Part 1 – Taxi
- (LP) Teenage Shutdown! “I’m Down Today” – I’m So Alone
- (CD) Teenage Shutdown! “I’m Down Today” – I’m So Alone
Steve Barone – Guitar & Vocals
Ron Kinscherf – Guitar & Vocals
Curt Dorey – Bass & Vocals
Steve Nelsen – Keyboard, Drums & Vocals
Tony Morgan – Drums & Vocals
Jerry Riley – Drums
Larry Youngblood – Vocals
Don Sandstorm – Vocals
The Chargers began as Tony Morgan, Curt Dorey, and Larry Youngblood; a three-piece version of the Chargers. Soon after their formation, Steve Barone (formally of the group “The Husters”) joined the group. The band parted with Larry, after which Ron Kinscherf, Don Sandstrom and Steve Nelson joined on. The Chargers performed all over Washington (aside from the Seattle area). The Wenatchee valley, Yakima, Spokane, Bridgeport, they all got a taste of the Chargers. Around the valley they played as many dances as possible. In 1966 the Chargers won a talent show at Pioneer Junior High; first prize being recording time for Julian Records. The single was recorded in Spokane, by Don Bernier. “Taxi” was the first tune they laid down. Steven Nelson had written it after breaking up with his girlfriend. The B-side, “I’m So Alone” was a last minute effort based around a pre-Chargers tune that Steve Barone had written with his friend Carl Hunt. After the release, they went to #3 on the local survey and were being played on the radio all the time!
As time went on, Don left; later Tony, who was replaced Jerry Riley. In 1968 the band went back to a studio and recorded three tunes, “I Need Your Love”, “News in General” and “You Gotta Hold”. The band ended prematurely due to band management. Sadly their manager had stopped making payments on their equipment. The band was broke before they could get the songs pressed. That experience pretty much ended the band. A few of the member made attempts at post-Chargers en-devours but it never felt right.
As of late 2011 the Chargers are rehearsing again and a release of their 3 never-released tracks is in the works. In March 2012, they performed live for the first time in over 40 years and the Clearwater Saloon in East Wenatchee, WA. You can see pictures of the show here!