HomeMusicReview: The Sound of San Francisco Various Artists “The Sound of San Francisco” (Alive) 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.