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Barry Gifford


  • Creedence Clearwater Revival

    On the liner notes to their album, Ralph Gleason states: "Creedence Clearwater Revival is an excellent example of the Third Generation of San Francisco bands." Really more like Third Level — behind the Airplane, Dead, Quicksilver, Grape and all the others. The only bright spot in the group is John Fogerty, who plays lead guitar […]

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  • Last Time Around

    As a final testament to their multi-talent, the Buffalo Springfield have released Last Time Around, the most beautiful record they've ever made.   This is the second record album by an originally Canadian group (the first was Music From Big Pink by The Band) of major importance to be released this month. They both have […]

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  • Sweetheart Of The Rodeo

    The Byrds, during the not-so-Great Folk-Rock controversy, attempted to qualify their own individual transition by saying: "If only one line of 'Mr. Tambourine Man' (which they had just recorded) gets through to the kids it'll have been worth it." The Byrds had all been Folkies and their subscription to Dylan's new method of "getting the […]

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  • Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac

    The Blues has always been popular in England. Performers like Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Howlin' Wolf and even Freddie King and Bo Diddley were stars in England before making it big in their own country. When John Mayall formed the Bluesbreakers it was out of respect and admiration to those performers; and he's stayed with the […]

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  • Quicksilver Messenger Service

    Quicksilver's initial and long-awaited excursion into the primordial clear light of San Francisco isn't quite what was expected, due to the production staff headed by the Electric Flag's Nick Gravenites and Harvey Brooks. The Quicksilver Messenger Service don't sound quite the same since they've heard the Flag and Mike Bloomfield, late arrivals on the San […]

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