Your Second Friday (Acid) Flashback: A Saturday in the Life of KNUS, Ads Included

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We wrap our broadcast week with yet more from the KNUS vaults currently in the possession of one George Gimarc. What you'll find below are few minutes of what aired on Gordon McLendon's FM freak-out on August 22, 1970 -- some of the sounds and some of the smells, dig? The best part: the faaaaar-out-man ads for a Novas show at LouAnn's and a Sticks gig at the Studio Club ... and all the action you can handle at the Fair Park Midway! There's some deep-cuts James Gang and Jefferson Airplane mixed in there as well. So smoke 'em if you got 'em.

The rock and roll alternative provides a sample playlist, including The James Gang ("Thanks"), the Airplane ("The Ballad Of You & Me & Pooneil"), Eric Clapton ("Let it Rain"), Quicksilver Messenger Service ("Fresh Air"), Pacific Gas & Electric ("Staggolee"), Bob Dylan ("Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)"), Rotary Connection ("May Our Amens Be True"), Jeff Beck ("Girl From Mill Valley") and Steve Miller Band ("Quicksilver Girl"). Now, see, that's music to the core. Dig? You want a keeper for your private collection, let me know. I've rolled another just like the other and am only too happy to share.

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