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What a Way to Come Down
Various Artists
What a Way to Come Down
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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25 Nuggets from the Golden State; this compilation digs into the lesser known San Francisco bands of the mid-60s, feat. Gold, Butch Engle, Short Yellow, The Staff, Royal Family, Transatlantic Railroad, Strawberry Window, T...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: What a Way to Come Down
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Big Beat UK
Release Date: 9/23/1997
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 029667417327

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25 Nuggets from the Golden State; this compilation digs into the lesser known San Francisco bands of the mid-60s, feat. Gold, Butch Engle, Short Yellow, The Staff, Royal Family, Transatlantic Railroad, Strawberry Window, The Vejtables (using the group name The Book Of Changes), and others.

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A Blast from the Unknow Past Found In Vault
06/15/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This very unusual CD is a total blast from the remote unknown past. Recorded over 30 years ago some of the tunes remain fresh. Some have a distinct 60's sound while others could have been recorded in 1999. By far the best cut is the first cut NO PARKING by GOLD. This CD is for the very serious rock and roll collector or historian, here is a collection of tunes recorded in San Francisco during the peak of the San Francisco Sound explosion. Looks like some excellent and promising talent was sorely and sadly overlooked. It appears all this music was thrown in a vault and totally forgotten about until now. Why did this travesty happen? These tunes are really nuggets from the Gold Rush of the San Francisco Sound - these nuggets were not heard at the time, but washed downstream to be found many years later."
GOLD'S NO PARKING recorded almost 30 years ago HOLDS UP WELL
05/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gold, a San Francisco rock band that was a big presence on the San Francisco rock scene from 1968 to 1973 has finally made an appearance on CD. The tune NO PARKING was played on many FM and AM rock stations during that time from a single 45 speed recording. Gold played all the major halls in the Bay Area of the time like Fillmore, Fillmore-West, Winterland, Friends and Relations, Pepperland and toured Northen California and Oregon. Gold appeared on many major league bills with Janis Joplin/Big Brother, Ten Years After, Mike Bloomfield. John Lee Hooker, Tower of Power, Cold Blood, Norman "Spirt in the Sky" Greenberg, Malo, Hot Tuna, and Country Joe and Barry the Fish Melton. Gold even appeared on a movie sound track for a film featuring Country Joe McDonald. Gold once backed McDonald at a gig in San Francisco which headlined the NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE. The BIG BEAT RECORDS release of NO PARKING is a good sign that more GOLD will be heard in the future. If you are interested in finding out more about this fine band and the fact that they have lots of unrecorded material still waiting to be discovered. Contact me for more information at rcabral@pacbell.net The band as recently as OCT 1998 put on a reunioun gig in Golden Gate Park featuring several original members who all still live in the Bay Area, THEY STILL HAVE THAT POWERFULL SOUND ready to go..."