Oh, my. I found this great little clip of the Electric Flag — Mike Bloomfield is in fine form. I was too young to see the original Flag, but caught them on a reunion tour with Moby Grape in about 1974. Fantastic! We were in the orchestra pit and Mike Bloomfield was right in front of us. His guitars were totally memorable. He played a Les Paul that was beat with the standard white knobs from a Stratocaster replacing the originals which he must have lost somewhere. He also played a blue Telecaster that looked like he had painted it himself — there were drips and runs across it. The chrome cover over the bridge pickup was long gone and the pickup switch was all beat up. But, he screamed. Later, Denise and I would see Mike Bloomfield a lot at the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach — always playing a nice looking Strat. I don’t know what changed his guitar hygiene.
In the clip, you will see a young Nick Gravenites on vocals with Buddy Miles on drums, Harvey Brooks on bass, and Barry Goldberg on organ. I don’t know who the horn players were… didn’t recognize them.