Browse Collections Artists Sources   Search Dates

Add Show    List Management    Help

Acid Tests 10/02/66
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Set I
The Head Has Become Fat
The Stars Tell A Story
A Mexican Story: 25 Bennies (Out In The Jungle)
Tarnished Gallahad
Large Soft Woman / Get It Off The Ground
Go Head On Up
Owned By The Devil
The Butcher Is Back
Acid Test Graduation Announcement / Meat To The Moon
Musical Interlude
Go Head On Up *
The Butcher Is Back *
(announcement) *
Set II
Voices: Ken Kesey, Hugh Romney
Violin: Dale Kesey
Organ: Jerry Garcia
Engineering: Steve Newman, Mountain Girl, Ken Kesey

* isolated remix

**This is the info copied from the Key-Z website with more info on this source.**

One week before the law that made LSD illegal in California was to take effect; Ken Kesey snuck back from his hideout in Mexico to attend the San Francisco State College Acid Test. Word on the street was that Kesey had made a deal. He didn’t! The set-up was with Kesey, Jerry, Mt. Girl etc. off in a different hidden room secretly microphoned and wired so people could hear him and he could hear them and interact with the crowd in the auditorium. This didn’t happen until around 4am. All of this was being broadcast by the local radio station that also recorded it with a professional reel-to-reel tape recorder. Ed Perlstein recently found this gem preserved in the Bay Area Music Archives, and sent a digitally re-mastered (but unaltered) DAT. Next generation Prankster Simon Babbs has enhanced, the sound, divided it into tracks, and created CD through Intrepid Trips, he burns these CDs individually for you. Versions of this Acid Test have emerged through the years from amateur recordings of the broadcast, but this CD with its pristine recording from the location are a window into time! With Ken Kesey on guitar and vocals, Dale Kesey on violin, Hugh Romney (Wavy Gravy) and Mountain Girl (Carolyn Garcia) backup and side-pranks, Jerry Garcia on Organ, and Steve Newman was engineering.
Last Changed By Fred
Click 'Edit Show' or the 'Set I(II)(III)' or 'Comment' text to make corrections.
If this is a duplicate or incorrect entry and should be merged, use the Request Merge page.