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Although a Texas, USA-based act, Fever Tree made its mark with a tribute to the Summer of Love’s host city with their 1968 anthem “San Francisco Girls (Return Of The Native)”. Comprising Rob Landes (keyboards), Dennis Keller (vocals), E.E. Wolfe (bass), John Tuttle (drums) and Michael Knust (guitar), the psychedelic band formed in Houston, Texas, in the mid-60s as Bostwick Vine. The name change came in 1967 and the band subsequently signed with the Chicago-based Mainstream Records. Two unsuccessful singles were recorded, and the unit then signed to Uni Records, and recorded their self-titled debut album in 1968. “San Francisco Girls (Return Of The Native)” was penned by Vivian Holtzman, one of the band’s producers. Although only a minor chart hit, it received much airplay on the new USA FM rock stations and on John Peel’s Top Gear radio programme in the UK. Fever Tree recorded four albums, three of which charted in the USA, before splitting up in 1970. Interest in the band was renewed in the mid-80s psychedelic revival, and compilation albums were issued in both the USA and UK.

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  • ashleyrobb

    this is the way out nitty gritty.

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • eSpinoza88

    Where do you go? Great

    3 Sep 2011 Reply
  • GummyAttacker

    their version of hey joe is insane, it incorporates so many versions of the song into one, flippin' amazing

    25 Mar 2011 Reply
  • QUICKSILVERMS

    Fever Tree was one of the best debut albums of the sixties, also their fourth album "For Sale" doesn't get the credit it deserves

    8 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Loud-Quiet-Loud

    Awesome.

    9 Dec 2010 Reply
  • MrMuztard

    Dennis Keller had one of the best voices ever. Brilliant vocalist. San Fran Girls knocks me out everytime i hear it. Easily one of the best tunes of that period.

    7 Sep 2010 Reply
  • zzzoneDOTnet

    Fever Tree was one of the best '60s psychedelic rock groups. I dug them in the 70's and I am still am.

    17 Apr 2010 Reply
  • taxametern

    I really dig ninety-nine and one half. It's just so perfect.

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Pat-Flip

    hey mister and where do you go are 2 of the best songs i have heard in a long time.

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • bit188

    Excellent. <3

    9 Oct 2009 Reply
  • slowpulsegirlx

    Stellar. I don't know why more people don't know about them. The production on the S/T is amazing, the vocals are perfect and pretty and understated, same with the instrumentals...but it sounds raw too. I just love it.

    19 Sep 2009 Reply
  • felltoearth

    love I.S. and SF Girls from so long ago ... struck me one day how much that guy from the Cars (RIP) sounds like this singer ... capice?

    30 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Jonnyrainbow

    For some reason Fever Tree's best song, "The God Game", never shows up on CDs or radio sites. Other songs from the same album ("Creation") are available, such as "Imitation Situation". Even back in the early '70s it took a lot of looking to find that album, but it was worth it just for "The God Game".

    13 Dec 2008 Reply
  • TeresaTFennel

    My first concert,Sprit/Fever Tree,in Houston,I was13 years old, Had a good seat,was dressed to the 9's, I wanted to see these guts so badly I went alone,mom was scared she waited outside until I floated out,in love with the music and loving life.

    10 Dec 2008 Reply
  • ElectricSoul921

    San Fransisco Girls (Return of the Native) is so under-rated its not even funny. There is no reason why that shouldn't have been a hit.

    20 Jun 2008 Reply
  • DublinBen

    Has anybody else heard a song by them called Love makes the sunshine ? I can email it anybody if they need to be sure.

    30 Nov 2007 Reply
  • MathiasPage

    Good band:)

    23 Sep 2007 Reply
  • Afuera

    a lot of classical influences... I heard Ravel's Bolero and some other well known pieces when listening to this. A nice fusion.

    2 May 2007 Reply

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