Ace Of Cups - It's Bad For You But Buy It: Big Beats acclaimed Nuggets From The Golden State series returns after a brief hiatus with the first-ever collection devoted to the Ace Of Cups, a name most familiar to aficionados of late 1960s San Francisco psychedelic rock, thanks to their names being emblazoned on countless Avalon and Fillmore posters. On this anthology, dating from 1967-69, we finally get to hear what this pioneering all-girl band sounded like. They never actually released any records, but the Cups were rated by no less than Jimi Hendrix. The bands career was one of unfortunate circumstance, but the recordings that have survived display a unique combo that could sound at once punky (Stones), soulful Looking For My Man and poetic (Touch Of One in fact Quicksilver covered a Cups song on their "Shady Grove" LP). A special bonus is the inclusion of group leader Denise Kaufmans 1966 45 as Denise & Company a tremendous and widely regarded girl garage artefact, with only a couple of copies known to exist!