ShopMy NTS
Live now

Live on 1

Live on 2

Mad River

NTS default image

Mad River

Mad River has been played on NTS shows including Carolina Soul, with Amphetamine Gazelle first played on 8 February 2019.

One of the oddest San Francisco Bay Area bands of the late '60s, Berkeley-based Mad River cut two albums that are highly regarded by psychedelic collectors. After releasing a rare EP on a tiny local label in 1967, the band signed with Capitol and released their self-titled debut the following year. Perhaps the most ominous San Francisco band of the time, the group often sounded like an extremely dark version of Quicksilver Messenger Service with a bit of Country Joe & the Fish's minor-key melodies…

Amphetamine Gazelle
Mad River
Capitol Records1968
Amphetamine Gazelle
Mad RiverCapitol Records1968