The Ace of Cups were fairly well known on the late-'60s San Francisco rock scene, playing many shows in the area (and occasionally venturing beyond), and sometimes supporting big names such as Jefferson Airplane. They also attracted attention by virtue of being one of the few all-women self-contained rock bands of their time and place. They never released anything while they were active, however, dooming them to obscurity beyond the memories of those who managed to see them live. A CD of previously unreleased late-'60s recordings did see release in 2003, with an offbeat mixture of raw bluesy garage rock, wistful harmony-rich gospel-tinged songs, and quirky numbers that mixed in some period social commentary and satire. There's more promise than distinguished artistry in these recordings, however, which sound a little crude and derivative when compared to the better San Francisco groups of the time.