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

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Price.pittsburgh, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. mbleicher1

    mbleicher1 Tube Amp Curmudgeon

    All of disc 2 of "Hot Rocks", the Stones' best greatest hits compilation and possibly the best compilation of all time.
  2. Dylancat

    Dylancat Forum Resident

    Cincinnati, OH
    Pick any handful of Phil Ochs.
    He artfully documented it.
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  3. No. 44

    No. 44 Well-Known Member

    Mont Boron
    A turbulent song for turbulent times:

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  4. riknbkr330

    riknbkr330 Forum Resident

    The Byrds - Draft Morning
    Eric Burdon and the Animals - Sky Pilot

    War at home:
    Mark Lindsay - Indian Reservation
    Buffalo Springfield - For What it's Worth
  5. JohnBeas

    JohnBeas Forum Resident

    REO Speedwagon - "Golden Country"
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  6. Jack Lord

    Jack Lord Forum Resident

    Washington, DC

    .44 flows better than .38.
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  7. penguinzzz

    penguinzzz Forum Resident

    Charlton, London
    Sly Stone “Thank You falettin etc”
  8. penguinzzz

    penguinzzz Forum Resident

    Charlton, London
    Or Sly Stone “Thank You for Talkin etc”
    Take your pick...
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  9. seed_drill

    seed_drill Senior Member

    Tryon, NC, USA
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  10. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    Eve of destruction
  11. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Deep Texas
    Mick's songwriting had better "stopping-power" than the NYPD did at the time.
  12. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    Did you mean the instrumental "Liberation" or "Prologue (August 29, 1968)/Someday (August 29, 1968)" which precedes it?

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  13. seed_drill

    seed_drill Senior Member

    Tryon, NC, USA

    I couldn't find a decent copy of the EP version on YouTube and the Woodstock version's "FISH" cheer isn't SFW.
  14. seed_drill

    seed_drill Senior Member

    Tryon, NC, USA

    War Pigs live. So strange to see them in a theater setting. Amazing the power they displayed.
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  15. rcb30

    rcb30 Fender Rhodesian

    Richmond, VA
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  16. sleepjar

    sleepjar Forum Resident

    Hendrix Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock.
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  17. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

  18. Steppenwolf - Monster (I've always preferred the live version over the studio)
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  19. Anything by the greatest American band of that period Sly and the family stone
  20. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

    United States
    The Beatles White Album, taken as a whole, is the closest thing I've heard from that year that plays like a direct mirror of the times. In terms of coming from a mere pop music group. A true dizzying and fragmented collision of almost every emotion and ideal, good or bad, that was out there at the time.
  21. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

    Houston, TX, USA

    I entered this thread to post that very song if it wasn't there yet. :righton:
  22. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

    Sacramento CA USA
    Definitely this one by the Temptations, from the summer of 1970, "Ball of Confusion" -also, out at the same time, "War" by Edwin Starr.

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  23. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I meant to add Jimi's cover of All Along The Watchtower.
  24. BryanW

    BryanW Likes his pop sunny.

    So let's hear it!

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  25. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

    Sacramento CA USA
    I bought this 45 by Neil Young, "War Song" around May of 1972, my dad was a fighter pilot stationed in Vietnam at the time.

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