The Dead seemed to epitomise the whole of that West Coast sixties counterculture. They came out of that San Franciscan scene with their hypnotic brand of acid rock. They were a band who had served their time learning the trade as an R&B unit called the Warlocks and then providing feedback and noise for Ken Kesey’s Acid Tests.
I saw them in San Francisco a few years back – going under the name Furthur (Ken Kesey’s truck’s name). They were still brilliant.
So today I’ll play with the Dead.