David's compilation of psych-ish LP's is spot on. I think the only album in that bunch that I was not into was The Banana LP by Velvet Underground....I saw it as the dark side and did't want to go there.
As for Chicago....I've met all of them on several occasions. A couple were aquaintences. (Walt Parazaider and Bill Champlin).
My post SAC band, Huffington Rhodes opened for CTA at the Shrine in LA and a week later at the Whiskey in Hollywood. It was their first time playing in LA...circa 1968. Actually they were still Chicago Transit Authority...not CTA yet!
They were great!
At the time their only hit was I'm a Man....they did a group drum solo. My band also included SAC's Randy Seol (more drum solos) and SAC flutist Steve Bartek on guitar and flute.
Our lead singer, Criss Jay was reminiscent of David Clayton Thomas. To me BS&T were the quintessential horn band.
I did like it when the Byrds did more experimental music like 8 miles High and Rock and Roll star...great bass part...Everybody's been Burned...again Chris Hillman....wow!. 5D and Younger Than Yesterday preceded TNBB's LP...they should do a best of the Byrds from those three albums...just for fun...it probably wouldn't sell...LOL!
It's a Beautiful Day....their bassist, Mitchell Hollman grew up two houses up from me in Canoga Park, CA. in the 1950's....I didn't know he was in their band until we did a show together in 1987 and he came up to me and said "do you know who I am?" I was shocked to say the least. Moby Grape and Fraternity of Man were also on that bill.
QMS were one of my wife's faves...we did play with them in the early 1990's and she got to meet them.
KC were an influence but they were also influenced by the same people we were. Like Miles Davis and John McLaughlin...Fripp was an innovator....Zappa was a huge influence on us...the story goes that he was a huge SAC fan until he realized we were serious. I promise you, we were not! Maybe Randy and Mark were but even they had a tongue in cheek side to them. Bartek and I were writing too please ourselves and we cracked up at what we were doing...and even more so when people thought they knew what we were writing about...cause we didn't!
Lee and Ed were much the same ...Black Butter was silliness.
: Hey guys!Long time no speak!I've been
: listening to some of my favortite 60's vinyl
: including "Surrealisitc Pillow"
: and "Parsley Sage Rosemary and
: Thyme".Oh the the "lost" side
: of things,a while back I was really into
: "Its a Beautiful day" with its
: engrossing LSD-daydream senseabilities and
: other certain lilting qualities.I've also
: recently uneaathed an awe-inspiring 1973
: Capitol set of the best of the
: Quicksilver Messenger Service simply called
: "Quicklsiver".This one enthralls
: throughout in all of it s Bay area
: pscyh-blues hysteric glory.Ever see the 12
: minute epic 'the Fool" on stage?What
: did you think of "Notorious Byrd
: Brothhers"?Also,I bought a four record
: box sety of Chicago live at Carnegie Hall
: 1972,that came with a list of voter laws
: state by state as part of an effort to get
: young voters out to dethrone the infamous
: Tricky Dickie!!This album stands testament
: to the yet to be inducted in the Hall of
: fame Jazz-fusuion outfit.Big fans of Blood
: Sweat and Tears?
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