Which songs give you the strongest sense of the turbulent 60s/early 70s?

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  1. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Mine are

    Gimme Shelter
    Fortunate Son
    Break On Through
    The Times They Are A Changin'
    What's Going On
    Let It Be
  2. Panther

    Panther Forum Resident

    Tokyo, Japan
    I don't know, but I feel like "Love Me Do" and "Blowing in the Wind" (recorded within 7 weeks of each other) started something, and "American Pie" ended and eulogized it.

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    Fast forward 9.5 years:

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  3. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    The Animals - We Gotta Get Outta This Place
    Cream - White Room
    Joan Baez - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
    Johnny Cash - Man In Black
    Bob Dylan - All Along the Watchtower
    Chicago - Liberation
    Bobby Bland - Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City
    CCR - Run Through the Jungle
    The Byrds - Wasn't Born to Follow
  4. SquaRoots

    SquaRoots The North Star Grassman

    Laniakea Superba
    Can't help but think of Zappa's view on things AD 1966:

    Wednesday I watched the riot
    I've seen the cops out on the street
    Watch them throwing rocks and stuff and choking in the heat
    Listen to reports
    About the whiskey passin' round
    Seen the smoke and fire
    And the market burnin' down
    Watched while everybody on his street would take a turn
    They stomp and smash and bash and crash and slash and bust 'n burn

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  5. Duophonic

    Duophonic Forum Resident

  6. Wes Moynihan

    Wes Moynihan Lost in Music

    For me, Revolution 9 on The White Album captures well, the chaos of the late 60's, political upheavals, riots, strikes, assassinations and the war in South East Asia that was going badly for both sides. When I listen to that nightmarish soundscape a montage of those scenes come to mind. And I can well imagine Charles Manson with his ear to the stereo looking for instructions... take this brother, may it serve you well...
  7. evillouie

    evillouie Forum Resident

    Buffalo Springfield: For What It's Worth
  8. No. 44

    No. 44 Well-Known Member

    Mont Boron
  9. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    TYA: “I’d Love to Change the World”
  10. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

    MA, USA
    Chicago -Graham Mash
    Helter Skelter - Beatles
    All Along The Watchtower - Dylan
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  11. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

    Syracuse, NY USA
    Ball Of Confusion
    What’s Going On
  12. Galactus2

    Galactus2 Forum Resident

    Stones - Street Fighting Man
  13. steelinYaThighs

    steelinYaThighs 'Cause Music Is What I Want

    Stones: "Gimme Shelter."
    C.C.R.: "Ramble Tamble."
    The Band: "The Weight."
    Jimi: "Hey Joe."
    Lou/Velvets: "What Goes On" (studio version/3rd LP).
    The Mighty Howlin' Wolf: "You Turn Slick On Me."

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  14. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction
  15. Mainline461

    Mainline461 Forum Resident

    Tamiami Trail
    Bad Moon Rising - CCR
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  16. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    NS, Canada
    As well as the above, Riders on the Storm, Plastic Fantastic Lover, Nine O'clock News by S&G, Ball of Confusion, and so many others
  17. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    Gordon Lightfoot - Black Day in July

  18. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Donovan - Universal Soldier
  19. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Ramble Tamble

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  20. action pact

    action pact Music Omnivore

    The general sound of rock music became increasingly strident and tense as the decade wore on, very much mirroring the times.
  21. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    Jefferson Airplane "Volunteers". A lot of turbulence!
  22. Longers

    Longers Forum Resident

    Stones - Sympathy With The Devil
  23. Alf.

    Alf. Forum Resident

  24. Lk4605

    Lk4605 Forum Resident

    France Marseille
    ...I can't get no Satisfaction...!
  25. Todd W.

    Todd W. It's a Puggle

    Get Together - The Youngbloods
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  26. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    "What About Me?"-Quicksilver Messenger Service

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