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Sound City Acid Test - San Francisco, CA

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You think we will ever know the setlist for '66?
-Stevie G (02/23/2008)

Maybe they dosed the setlists, huh?
-That's It (01/29/2015)

Or maybe the setlist dosed the band
-Anonymous (05/12/2016)

Babbs says (TC vol. 1) this was not an acid test but a studio recording intended to recreate on for listeners. According to Ihor Slabicky, an LP was issued called the Acid Test: A Sound City Production - Ken Kesey and others ( ) From the front cover: "Shortly before he disappeared into limbo, or even Mexico Novelist Ken Kesey and his "trips" buddies recorded an album at Sound City Recorders on Sixth ST. What makes this an item possible, is that Ken et al were high on LSD at the time, and kept getting higher as the recording progressed. The album is titled "the Acid Test" -Kesey's idea-and will be priced at $5.95. In fact, the only thing ordinary about this record is that the wole's in the middle..." (Herb Caen). The recording was made at the San Francisco State College "Acid Test" of October 1 to 2, 1966. It includes the Grateful Dead playing in background as Ken Kesey and other talk about various things. The tracks are: (side one) Ken Kesey interviewed by Frank Frey; Ken Babbs and Harmonica; Take Two - Ken Kesey; Bull; Peggy The Pistol; (side two) One Way Ticket (a classic!); Bells & Fairies; Levitation; Trip "X"; The End. Printed on the label is: "The Acid Test - a sound city production - as photographed and shown in "Look" magazine - Recorded from 14 hours of the actual Trip." On the cover is a small photo of Jerry Garcia, playing guitar in studio, while Ken Kesey is on the microphone. The album had only a black and white cover pasted on the front, and no back cover." It was reproduced here as of 7/31/08: (scroll down to the bottom). A copy was being offered in July 2008 in London for 500 pounds.
-Anonymous (05/12/2016)

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Band Configuration
(12/04/65 - 09/24/67)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann

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