Got a classic side of freshness from 1970 coming up this afternoon on the Vinyl Frontier to help keep our 2013 New Year momentum fully invested and it inspired me to revisit some other great tracks from one of the most fertile periods in American music history. The record companies were throwing lots of big money contracts at any band with long hair and tie-dye, but they had an amazing amount of success. Here’s a few:

These guys were the embodiment of hippie commune rock (at least on the surface) and they had a pretty good idea of where modern music came from as well. Here they take Bo Diddley into the jetstream.

The end of the world from on top of the Big Apple.

Merle Haggard’s prison classic introduced to a captive audience at Woodstock Nation.

Atmospheric music from the vacuum of space.

If you didn’t think it was weird, you weren’t paying attention!


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