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Offline Fred21

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Hippie tracks worth hearing
« on: October 19, 2014, 01:58:42 PM »
I can't take too much hippie shit, but some exceptions apply. I seem to recall this being briefly discussed previously, and hearing "White Rabbit" being used on an advert brought it back to mind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WANNqr-vcx0

I also dig any groovy sounds from Arthur Lee / Love man!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNcXFy8QTC4

Other suggestions please?
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Re: Hippie tracks worth hearing
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2014, 08:52:00 PM »
Ahem if something springs to mind I will let you know....

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Re: Hippie tracks worth hearing
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2014, 09:20:45 PM »
I'd go with Love, too. Not much else, if anything. Possibly some of Jimi Hendrix's drippier stuff, but that's got more to do with guitar wizardry than any dopey 'Love and peace, maan' lyrics.
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Re: Hippie tracks worth hearing
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2014, 11:21:15 PM »
Oh, and The Stones "Their Satanic Majesties Request" album of course!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHOL5M0dfiw

Shall I even bother to ask the simple punk trivia question about the three tracks I've posted?

Just post the answer Uli and save us all some typing!
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Re: Hippie tracks worth hearing
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2014, 08:20:42 AM »
Just post the answer Uli and save us all some typing!

Oh my, we're so predictable these days...  :-[
Damned Damned and Damned, I'd say.  ;)

And yes, we've had similar topics before. As usual, I will state that I love the "Nuggets" CD-box, which features the original "Nuggets" album (compiled by Lenny Kaye, who also still plays guitar in Patti Smith's band, as far as I know) and lots more garage rock and psychedelia from mid & late 60's.
There's also quite a few tracks on it which were covered by Naz Nomad & the Nightmares. Which brings me to one of my faves, "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" by Electric Prunes. (Oh and "The Trip" by Kim Fowley, and "The Wind Blows Your Hair" by The Seeds and...)

Also, if you dig deep enough, you will find loads of "punk rock" sounds in them hippie days (e.g. The Sonics)...
« Last Edit: October 20, 2014, 08:22:36 AM by Uli »
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Re: Hippie tracks worth hearing
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2014, 08:01:31 PM »
Also, if you dig deep enough, you will find loads of "punk rock" sounds in them hippie days (e.g. The Sonics)...

I don't think 60's Garage Rock and psychedelia are necessarily 'hippie'. It wasn't all 'peace & love' even if there was a lot of it about. I also don't think peace or love are bad things....but smelly Kaftan coats should NEVER make a comeback.  ;D

But if we're talking 60's bands of the era that I actually like and still listen to there's The Seeds...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNZwCNSSWlI

...and The 13th Floor Elevators...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzMsN65-Ddo

...and Captain Beefheart...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD4-O8LfwZY

...and Buffalo Springfield...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRhHDS69iU0

...and....oh, you get the idea.  :)


 

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Re: Hippie tracks worth hearing
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2014, 09:07:45 AM »
I don't think 60's Garage Rock and psychedelia are necessarily 'hippie'. It wasn't all 'peace & love' even if there was a lot of it about.

Yeah, that's right, not all who listened to garage rock and psychedelic music were necessarily 'hippies'...
For me 'hippie' isn't really a musical style anyway.
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 12:29:13 AM »
Watching the so-awful-it's-actually-good "Britannia" (just the latest in a long line of Game of Thrones imitations) made me realise that this is actually a really good song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHV8Wzldlck

Got sod all to do with the show though!

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