I bought this on the strength of a couple of tracks on compilations and the reputation of the band within the 60s San Francisco scene. I was expecting something with a psych/rock/folk sound, perhaps like Psychedelic Pillow with a bit of Quicksilver Messenger Service thrown in. What it turned out to be is much more interesting and, in many ways, more captivating. The music is not really psychedelic in its sound (except the notable anomaly Not On The Same Trip), but one might say that it is in its outlook. It is basically quite acoustic and rootsy, but with a solid and upbeat rhythm section that gives it an appeal to a more 'rock' sensibility. But the influences range from country to blues to honky-tonk to ragtime, all played with an infectious sound (lovely instrumentation and harmonies) and enthusiasm. The photos of the band are the icing on the cake - from the outfits they are quite clearly a bunch of hippies, but this is because of their radical individualism rather than conformity to a generic hippie appearance. Each has a very distinctive, historically-based look, but with a sixties feel rather than a faithful reproduction. And I could say much the same about the songs. The overall effect is quite enchanting, with simple but classy songs, quality musicianship, and a great sense of fun.