The Zakary Thaks were a Texas group and, based on the weight of their jams and how they were tapped to open for EVERY big-time group on tour, I'd reckon they were the bosses of Corpus Christi. I have written about 'em before; in 2002 I reviewed a collection Form the Habit, issued on Beat Rocket/Sundazed. It's good. My two favorite tracks are "Can You Hear Your Daddy's Footsteps" and "Face To Face." It's hard to imagine "Can You Hear Your Daddy's Footsteps," tho' a 'B' side, getting pressed today. It's brutal...the boys wants his father DEAD for being an abusive asshole.
Their "A' side "Face To Face" is a garage-pop track that shoulda charted them a national Top-10 hit, it's fantastic...genius pop hooks on toppa Jeff Beck-studied fuzz guitar.
The closest they got to national exposure was via their first single "I Need You"—yes, the Kinks song, b/w "Bad Girl." The single was first issued on local J-Beck label, charted locally, and reissued on Mercury, for national distribution. They split in 1970.