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Sopwith Camel: New Orleans House, Berkeley

Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 May 1973

KEEPING ALIVE the best San Francisco acid-rock tradition, Sopwith Camel can't be pinned down into an easy category. A Camel performance is likely to begin with hand cymbals, bell ringing and atonal jazz stylings, move quickly into rinky-tinky rock sounds, back off with a Latin-flavored chant and, while waiting for inspiration to guide the next selection, the piano player launches into a quick, improvised rag.

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