What a shame about The Universal Panacea; what a great psych band name! I
always liked The Charging Tyrannosaurus of Despair; their drummer didn't
want anything to do with despair,
so they changed it to Detroit White Light and Edison Company. I have no
idea if either band recorded.
On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 12:38 PM, Malcolm Rockwell <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Johnny Sunshine recorded at rehearsals and at KPFA Berkeley when we did
> two live broadcasts and I still have some personal tapes, but we never
> recorded professionally. Unfortunately the Berkeley masters are not in that
> stash of KPFA tape that survived. The Universal Panacea never recorded.
> On 4/9/2013 12:25 AM, eugene hayhoe wrote:
>> So, Malcolm, what was the name of the band? Did you record?
>> --- On Mon, 4/8/13, Malcolm Rockwell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> From: Malcolm Rockwell <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] another old thread -- Grateful Dead shows
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Date: Monday, April 8, 2013, 9:56 PM
>> One of the bands I was in played with the Dead on a number of gigs in the
>> mid 60s. Since we were both Haight based acts we knew each other (actually
>> it was a small, music based community then). I was more interested in
>> listening to them as their recording chops got better and better as the
>> years went on. In the 70s I lived on Brady Street where His Master's Wheels
>> (their recording studio) was. Burt (?) Furman, of power supply & EQs fame,
>> had his start-up 2-man shop in the same place.
>> I never came to appreciate the Dead's live stuff that much. I knew Mr.
>> Pen (Pig, that is) fairly well and he let me sit in on his electric piano
>> with the rest of the group at the Human Be-In in Golden Gate Park. In those
>> days I was more known for my banjo work than my piano picking. I think they
>> were pleasantly surprised!
>> On 4/8/2013 2:12 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
>>> Rolling Stone took a stab at the 20 best Dead shows:
>>> I haven't heard all of these, but I have always liked the Fillmore East
>>> Valentine's Day show and the Capitol Theatre shows, plus one or more of the
>>> Winterlands. I dunno about the really early shows, it took those guys a few
>>> years to learn their instruments.
>>> -- Tom Fine