Review: The Sound of San Francisco

Various Artists
“The Sound of San Francisco”

This not merely a sample of San Francisco bands.  Each track here was recorded especially for this release.  The selected band converges on a ’60s-inspired edgy garage rock feel.  Whether it be The Coachwhips, Big Midnight or Black Cat Music, the sound is reminiscent of the amorphous proto-punk groups of the late ’60s that were primitive and stripped-down.  Any of these could get a long lost highly sought after collectible from that era of Flamin’ Groovies and Television.  So, get this now, because these bands are going to be just as sought after.