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The Matrix Discography

This is a discography of albums recorded at The Matrix in San Francisco.

The Matrix, at 3138 Fillmore, was converted from a Pizza Parlor to a music venue in August 1965 to provide a place for Jefferson Airplane to perform. They played their debut show there and it remained their home venue for at least a year. The club closed very briefly in 1967 following a police raid during a Big Brother and the Holding Company show but otherwise remained open for seven years until it closed in 1972. In August 1973 it made a brief return at 412 Broadway, previously Mr Ds. In 2001 the club re-opened at the original Marina district location as the MatrixFillmore night club.

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1965

Then And Now, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 199?

At least one of the Jefferson Airplane tracks on this collection was recorded live at the Matrix in 1965.

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Then And Now, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 199?

At least one of the Jefferson Airplane tracks on this collection was recorded live at the Matrix in 1965.

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1966

Conspicuous Only In Its Absence, The Great Society, 1968

Recorded live at the Matrix probably in 1966.

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How It Was, The Great Society, 1968

Recorded live at the Matrix probably in 1966.

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Live At The Matrix, The Great Society, 1989

Recorded live at the Matrix probably in 1966.

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Collector's Item, Grace Slick & The Great Society, 199?

A 2-on-1 CD release of the Conspicuous Only In Its Absence and How It Was albums. All material was recorded live at the Matrix probably in 1966.

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Historic Dead, Grateful Dead, 1971

Music probably recorded in September 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom and in November 1966 at The Matrix.

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Bleecker Street Blues, Blues Project, 1999

Recorded live at the Matrix probably in 1966.

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1967

Early Steppenwolf, Sparrow (Steppenwolf), 1969

Recorded live at the Matrix in 1967.

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Farewell Song, Janis Joplin, 1982

One track tracks on this collection was recorded live at the Matrix in 1967.

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The Lost Tapes, Big Brother and The Holding Company, 2008

One CD of this two CD release was recorded live at the Matrix in 1967. This material was also released with the title Ball & Chain.

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The Doors Box Set, The Doors, 1997

Two tracks on this 4 CD box set were recorded live at the Matrix in 1967.

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Live at the Matrix, The Doors, 2008

A double CD release of music recorded live at the Matrix in March 1967.

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Voluptuous Doom, Colours, 2010

A double CD collection of archive recordings. Includes some tracks recorded live at the Matrix in 1967.

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Live at the Matrix Mar 7, 1967, The Doors, 2017

LP release of music recorded live at the Matrix on March 7, 1967.

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Let's Feed Ice Cream To The Rats: Live At The Matrix Mar. 7 & 10, 1967, The Doors, 2018

LP release of music recorded live at the Matrix on March 7 and 10, 1967.

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1968

Live At San Jose Civic Center And More, Blue Cheer, 1996

Archive release of music recorded in 1968 at the San Josť Civic Centre, The Matrix, and The Shrine in Los Angeles.

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Supersneakers, The Flamin' Groovies, 1996

Some of the live tracks on this collection of early recordings are from The Matrix in 1968.

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Return to the Matrix: 02/01/68, Jefferson Aiplane, 2010

A 2 CD release of recordings from The Matrix in February 1968.

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1969

The Great Santa Barbara Oil Slick, John Fahey, 2004

Recorded live at the Matrix in 1969.

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Still Valentine's Day 1969: Live at the Matrix, San Francisco, Sandy Bull, 2006

Recorded live at the Matrix in 1969.

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Bootleg Series, Vol. 1: The Quine Tapes, Velvet Underground, 2001

Some of the music on this 3 CD set was recorded live at the Matrix in 1969.

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Mendelbaum, Mendelbaum, 2003

Recorded live at the Matrix in 1969.

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The Complete Matrix Tapes, Velvet Underground, 2015

Four CD set of music recorded live at the Matrix on November 26 & 27, 1969.

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California Born and Bred, The Flamin' Groovies, 1995

This collection of outtakes, demos and live recordings includes five rehearsal tracks and three live tracks from the Matrix sometime in the 1960s.

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1970

Side Trips, Jerry Garcia and Howard Wales, 1998

Music recorded at Monday night jam sessions at The Matrix in 1970.

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In Person!, The Flamin' Groovies, 1997

Two tracks on this album of live material were recorded at the Matrix in 1970.

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1971

Oaxaca, Oaxaca, 2004

One track on this album of was recorded at the Matrix in, probably, 1971.

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Last updated September 2019