Grateful Dead / San Francisco's Greateful Dead

"See that girl, barefootin' along, whistlin' and singin', she's a carryin' on. There's laughing in her eyes, dancing in her feet, she's a neon-light diamond and she can live on the street…." Despite the fact that Phil Lesh had only been playing bass a few years by the time the former Warlocks waxed their debut slab in '67, he knew his way around the neck, expertly traversing upper and lower register while avoiding the downbeat at every available opportunity.  Noted Lesh in his must-read autobiography, the band sounded nothing like their first album, which is too bad as it's a psychedelic punk rock tour de force "in the land of the dark, the ship of the sun is drawn by the Grateful Dead."