Wallace Baine leading a discussion.
The song says, “we can’t go back again” - but The Ace Of Cups has, and in the process have crafted an album not only ageless, but without boundary or predictable cliché.
The Ace may not have been the first all-female rock and roll band, but they were the one that mattered within that bizarre wrinkle in time that constituted late 1960s San Francisco. Janis Joplin and Grace Slick were the reigning queens, but the musicians of The Ace Of Cups were no ladies-in-waiting. Converging from a diverse set of backgrounds in the Haight-Ashbury during the Summer of Love, these young women would constitute an independently-driven, uniquely-inspired organization, equally capable of feather-light poetry, funkier soul and further-out freakery than any of their more celebrated male compatriots within the psychedelic ballrooms.