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Download San Francisco Nights: The Psychedelic Music Trip, 1965-1968 epub

by Gene & Seay Davin Sculatti,cover David Juniper

, 192 pages, illustrated in black and white
Download San Francisco Nights: The Psychedelic Music Trip, 1965-1968 epub
ISBN: 0283992778
ISBN13: 978-0283992773
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Music
Author: Gene & Seay Davin Sculatti,cover David Juniper
Language: English
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson, London; First UK Edition edition (1985)
Pages: 192 pages
ePUB size: 1808 kb
FB2 size: 1974 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 862
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For me, this is the most interesting book on the SF music scene. Sculatti (author of Catalog of Cool) was actually there, was a fan, and kept note of all the trivia (and very detailed scrapbooks). So unlike many who rely on published sources or artist interviews, he is a firsthand observer. But also unlike many, he's not an old hippy, and doesn't care about sticking to the 'big names' (to him, the Mystery Trend is as important as the Grateful Dead), so his critical perspective is all the more valuable. Besides all that, you get facts on the pre-hippie SF music history, which you won't find elsewhere. Naturally, this wonderful book is out of print
My name is Mike Wilhelm. I was living in the Haight Ashbury from 1964 and involved in the San Francisco music scene as a musician and songwriter. Of all of the histories I have read, this book is the most accurate account of the development of the scene during this period of time in San Francisco.
Good look at the scene, some interesting remarks and trivia, but the section in the back that purports to be a psychedelic music buyer's guide is simply terrible. I mean, according to that part of the work, Santana is a horrible act, Cream are the most overrated band in history, The Doors were only good for the debut album, King Crimson is totally bad.. etc, is a subjective thing, true, but come on...
This book was pretty sufficient in that it gave quite an exploration of a wide variety of bands. Though the problem is that these authors are too cynical and too snooty to cover this in a full length book. When they are critical of a scene, they use big words but are then able to describe why.