Essential Listening: Copperhead – Live At Winterland, September 1st 1973 (CD)

Live At Winterland, September 1st 1973 (CD)

‘John Cipollina’s distinctively high-pitched, slightly dissonant lead guitar work defines the band's sound, just as it did in Quicksilver Messenger Service... Copperhead recalls the earlier band's late 60s heyday’ – www.allmusic.com

• Awesome post-Quicksilver psych

• Lead guitar from John Cipollina

• Finally available on CD

• Background notes included

Formed by psychedelic guitar hero John Cipollina after leaving Quicksilver Messener Service in 1970, this sadly short-lived quartet released one fine album in May 1973. That September they played this superb set at San Francisco’s legendary Winterland Ballroom, taking in most of their album and showcasing their unrivalled jamming talents, with Cipollina’s searing guitar leads to the fore throughout.

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