Re: C.A. Quintet
Posted by Lorne
on 8/30/2018, 7:24 pm, in reply to "C.A. Quintet
Found this at https://www.discogs.com/C-A-Quintet-Trip-Thru-Hell/release/3896130
"When auditioning to play at a music venue in Mendota Heights, Minnesota called Bobby’s; Bobby McCay suggests they instead call themselves The C. A. Quintet, which they promptly agreed to. The band would then become regular performers at Bobby’s. Although this is how history tells the legend, Rick Johnson claims that the name was thought up by Ken who meant it to simply mean (See) a Quintet."
Several years ago I bought a CD by a 60's Minnesota psyche band featuring a song called "Trip Thru Hell". The song is nothing to write home about but it became a cult favorite in later years. To get to the point I was always curious about where the name of the group came from. I did manage to get in e-mail contact with one of the Erwin brothers who had formed the group. His response was, "Hey man, you know there was a lot of drugs floating around back then and to tell you the truth I haven't a clue."
Anyone out there got a clue?