The Grateful Dead Acid Test LP, San Francisco, ca. 1965 Vintage Vinyl
Extremely rare original Acid Test LP, featuring The Grateful Dead, Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters.
ACID TEST on Sound City Productions with Ken Kesey and The Merry Pranksters along with members of the Grateful Dead and others. EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL PRESSING! Both the record and cover are in MINT condition! The black and white cover was originally hand-pasted on and is not a perfect job.
Side One – Ken Kesey, Ken Babbs and harmonica, Take Two, Bull, Peggy the Pistol. Side Two – One Way Ticket, Bells & Fairies, Levitation, Trip, The End
Description on LP cover: “Shortly before he disappeared in limbo, or even Mexico Novelist Ken Kesey “trips” buddies recorded an album at Sound City Recorders on Sixth Street. What makes this an item possibly, is that Ken et al were high on LSD at the time and kept getting higher as the recorded progressed. The album is titles “The Acid Test’ Kesey s idea – &the only thing ordinary about this record is that the hole is in the middle.” (Herb Caen SF Chronicle from 60s)
From the Acid Archives – “Legendary documentation of the 1965-66 Bay Area Acid Test scene from “14 hours of the actual trip” (recorded in a studio). Shows the other side of acid culture which is fun, unpredictable and avantgarde as opposed to the Leary camp’s solemn religious / psychological approach. Lots of amazing mind games and word play with Kesey and Ken Babbs in good form, ad libbed poetry, fractured harmonica solos, tape loops and the Grateful Dead lurking in the background. Released in March 1966, just as the Pranksters were splitting for Mexico.”