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The Promotional Poster for the 7" D.J. Promo record. Originally folded in fourths.
The Promotional Poster for the 7" D.J. Promo record. Originally folded in fourths.

The Acid Test Chronicles - Page 18 - Recording at Sound City - San Francisco - Acid Test (8th Test) - Jan. 29, 1966

   This Acid Test was mostly a private affair, from what I can gather. I do not believe there are any Posters or Handbills for this event. Howover, a Poster was issued along with the 7" D.J. Radio Promo record, that was mailed out to some radio stations and publicists. This promotional poster was folded around the 7" record and in most cases I believe, would be folded this way. The one I have seen is folded in fourths and came with the record.

   "On a more mundane level, Kesey had been busted twice in the weeks before the Trips Festival and had been forced to attend incognito, in a silver space suit complete with mirror-visor helmet. Therefore, the very next weekend we held the last Acid Test in San Francisco, at the Sound City Recording Studio, just before Ken split to Mexico. A greater contrast to the cosmic imagasm of the previous week can't be imagined. This was really Pig's night at the Test; usually, when he wasn't onstage, he would retire to a cool place with a bottle, and from there observe the craziness passing by. But tonight, even though he wasn't partaking of the Sacrament, he was holding court in his finest manner, playing acoustic guitar and singing songs with Jerry and other assorted folks. It was the neatest psychedelic jug band scene imaginable, and very warm and inclusive as an environment." -- Searching for the Sound - Phil Lesh - Page 75

   "The Dead followed up the festival with more work at the Matrix, and also a small Acid Test at Sound City, a studio in the South of Market neighborhood. Ray Andersen, the Matrix soundman, was at Sound City, and recalled that Kreutzmann and his wife were fighting, that bear was irritating everyone not in the Dead and seemed primarily concerned with making sure that the man who owned the studio did not get a copy of anything recorded. Garcia went around saying, "Cut out this craziness, we're going to play again." And Lesh spent the better part of the evening sitting with Owsley, with whom he fell in love. "Hanging around with him was like being in a science-fiction movie, "Lesh said, and Phil had asked Owsley if he'd like to be their manager. "No, I wouldn't like that." "How about soundman, we need one of those." "Well, I don't know anything about that, either, but I guess I could probably learn. It sounds like more fun." Bear was on the bus." -- A Long Strange Trip - Dennis McNally - Page 127-28

Letter from Jim Seagraves to Billboard Magazine announcing the Sound City recording and Acid Test that just occured. Mentions the "sugar cube" party. This letter, along with the poster shown above, and a 7" record, all came together from a record swapmeet sale of records from a college radio station.
   Letter from Jim Seagraves to Billboard Magazine announcing the Sound City recording and Acid Test that just occured. Mentions the "sugar cube" party. This letter, along with the poster shown above, and a 7" record, all came together from a record swapmeet sale of records from a college radio station.

  

  

  
The whole set, together.
   The whole set, together.
Here is a completely different poster for the Sound City Record. Not sure what the difference is, as far as purposes go, this one may have been for record stores, instead of radio stations?
   Here is a completely different poster for the Sound City Record. Not sure what the difference is, as far as purposes go, this one may have been for record stores, instead of radio stations?