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The San Francisco Sound - post an album

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by AbstractLunatic, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. AbstractLunatic

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    The term typically means Dead, Airplane, Quicksilver type of music but I bet there are some gems I've never heard.

    Anyway, I'll start. Here's an utter golden goose IMO, as you can see from my current avatar.

     
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    These two feature a lot of SF biggies and to me are the apex of the later SF sound..,.



     
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    I was there in the late sixties (SF). Here are a few of the sounds that were part of that place and time:




    couldn't find a full album on this band but here is a song


     
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    Another vote for Quicksilver Messanger Service, #1 in my book, and this was the album that sold me. 100% hippie.


    Jefferson Airplane is up there too, as well as Big Brother And The Holding Company and The Grateful Dead.
     
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    “The electronic guitar tuner killed the San Francisco sound.” - Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane) :JAM
     
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    Quicksilver was the best, that guy could play.
    But for that SF sound crummy solid state tone, out of tune bends, and incomprehensible lyrics, I think of Big Brother.
    Turn on the light show! I'm peaking!

     
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    Killed the 60’s sound completely. Especially when the guitarist is tuning to a keyboard player from across the stage.
    E....E....!
     
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    Alan Watts/ This Is It.
    Recorded in Sausalito in 1962, this is the first known recording of acid music. The progenitor of what the Merry Pranksters did musically and the freedom they then passed to The Grateful Dead. The LSD experience was essential to the creation of a san francisco sound in the 60s.
     
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    Man, we can't forget this SF band,
    and one of the most famous lp covers
     
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    the only mid 60s SF band to play the psychedelic ballrooms and then later be embraced by the punk movement of the late 70s (the ramones favorite band) and the grunge movement of the 90s, and yet were never particularly successful
     
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    With an out of registration jukebox blaring in the background.

    I offer this one:

     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Both album covers feature art and design by George Hunter's "Globe Propaganda" graphics company. George Hunter himself was a member of The Charlatans, the first psychedelic rock band

    gig from 1965
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    Thanks for that. Great history.
    I was 13 in '67, living in San Bruno, hitchiking 15 or 20 miles to Golden Gate Park for the free concerts.

    Back in '67 San Bruno Park was young hippie central for the Bay Area. At any time a couple hundred stoners, and on the weekends maybe 2,000 +. And I do mean young and stoned. LSD was legal. People smoked pot freely in circles, and getting busted for pot back then was real bad. And then there was all the Thi stick (pot with opium rubbed into it). It came from the young men coming back from Vietnam it was abundant for a few years.

    And behind it all was the music and the feeling that we were in the heart of the culture shaping hippie experience, we were special and free. And in a nieve way we were free. NO teen and young adult today can have quite that experience of being free and in a huge free community.

    It was a breakout time in American culture and being part of those people and the culture was a once in a lifetime experience.
     
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