Final Solution
1966-07-02 ::: San Francisco, California, USA ::: The Matrix
3138 Fillmore Street ::: M?-SBD

~*~ Mk1 version, carefully remastered fixing various issues, without EQ or NR ~*~

If you dig the Great Society & the Warlocks "Emergency Crew" demos, this is for you!

Second(?) Set :::
01. ~~introduction & tuning~~
02. Tell Me Again
03. Bleeding Rose
04. If You Want
05. Say You Love Me -> Got My Mojo Workin'
06. Time Is Here & Now

Third Set :::
07. Bo Diddley Meets Sandy Nelson
08. Truck Drivin' Son Of A Gun
09. Just Like Gold
10. Misty Mind
11. So Long Goodbye
12. America The Beautiful

Total Time ::: 50:38

::: EXC- wide stereo recording. Check samples for "jeepers creepers" or "oh, by gosh, by golly" avowals.
::: Warts: Repaired dullspots & dropouts but surely missed a few. Couple of quick starts from between song reel cuts.
::: COMPARISON CLAUSE: Remastered from the original "Mk1" residenza DIME 2009-03-16 upload, no longer on the tracker.
::: CONTRAST CLAUSE: This is the Mk2 NO EQorNR remaster. The brighter Mk3 EQ+NR remaster is available elsewhere.
::: DATE: Previously dated "1966". The excellent credits the estimable, indefatigable researcher, Corry Arnold, for dating this show, "the MC says 'We'd like to thank the Final Solution for filling in on such short notice. Tomorrow night the Great Society returns to finish up their engagement. On Tuesday we'll have a great folk-rock group from Berkeley, Country Joe&The Fish, as well as the San Francisco Mime Troupe'. The Country Joe/Mime Troupe handbill shows them opening Tuesday, July 5. CJF plays later in July, also, but without the Mime Troupe. I know of no handbill or advertisement for the week before (June 28-July 3) & groups typically played Tuesday through Sunday. The Great Society played the previous week (June 21-26), so it seems they played the week of June 28-July 3 as well, or at least the weekend. I don't know of other Great Society shows during that week. Following the assumption that the Final Solution subbed on Saturday night (as Great Society will "return to finish up" the next night) we note that Great Society played the Fillmore (with The Sopwith Camel & the Charlatans per BG-14) on Saturday July 2, 1966. With this in mind, I am dating Final Solution Matrix show as July 2."
::: ACTUAL BIILL: Final Solution // Dan Hicks (Final Solution replaced The Wildflower who were to have replaced Great Society).
::: NOT the full Final Solution material of the evening, based on comments (they played at least 3 sets).
::: Set notations in the tracklistis based on comments in introduction & by band. They are only guesses.
::: This version of "So Long Goodbye" was issued UNOFFICIALLY on "Pebbles 22".
::: "Pebbles 22",w/"So Long Goodbye",re-issued on asst. labels,also unofficially(!),in"Pebbles Box"aka"Trash Box".
::: "KSAN Collection-San Francisco 1966-68" BOOTLEG CD box lifts this entire set on CD6.
::: Not broadcast, at least in full, on KSAN to my knowledge. CD radio attribute a grey market licensing dodge.
::: "Cream Puff War" fanzine #01 flexi-disc has a version of DIFFERENT "Bleeding Roses" (rehearsal tape?).
::: As of 2020, band's ONLY official release is still the 1991 "Cream Puff War" flexi (released 23yrs after their demise).
::: Early on, the band was billed as "Earth Mother and the Final Solution".
::: After the Great Society broke up (late '66), drummer Jerry Slick joined the Final Solution (after this gig!).
::: Alec Palao on the band name, "none of the group had any idea of the slogan's implications"(WIkipedia) & Hooterollin' Around blog, "On a whim, they named the group Final Solution while having no idea what it meant. They are rightly ashamed of that, & Fosselius & the others have refused any efforts to have an archival release."
::: More info on band:

Recording Information ::: soundboard and/or stage mikes -> unknown stereo reel to reel recorder (vocals&drums left, guitars&bass right) -> master reel -> unknown generations -> unknown -> residenza's unknown generation cassette ->
HD -> DC5 -> WAV -> FlacFrontend -> flacs ("Mk1" residenza DIME upload 2009-03-16.

Remastering 2020-03-xx ::: residenza's unknown generation flacs -> Audacity [normalisation to remove DC offset, channel/phase alignment, fades, manual one-at-a-time glitch, bump, clap, pop, click, dropout & dullspot repairs, volume adjustments, assorted pitch (speed) fixes (-1.1 to +1%) with single pass per segment after frequency analysis & with pitchpipe verification, NO equalisation or noise reduction] -> CD Wave (track splits) -> flacs (Trader's Little Helper) -> yr ears. Freed 2020-03-xx.

Line-up ::: Ernie Fosselius - lead electric guitar, backing vocals, harmonica // John Yager - rhythm electric guitar, lead vocals // Bob Knickerbocker - electric bass guitar // John Chance - drums.

Nothing here ever commercially released to my knowledge. If I'm wrong, please advise & I'll take the offending trax offline.

DimeTravel 608 ::: Thanks to the original taper & traders! Thanks to DIMER residenza for the original "Mk1" transfer & upload. ::: Corrections welcome ::: Shockingly good. A colorful audio time trip into the birth of the San Francisco Sound. Listen, enjoy, show appreciation, share, give, spread peace. Yrs truly, Knees

Do whatever you want with it except sell it, 'cause that ain't cool!