Sunday, July 01, 2007

Beautiful Trip

The Summer of Love was the beginning of the Rock revolution. If if it was doomed to fail, like all other musical movements. Today's artists are pretty feckless. But listen to the sounds of '67: Jefferson Airplane, Doors, Byrds, etc., and you hear bands that weren't afraid to push boundaries. Few acts do that today. Some of the best parts of the Monterey Pop film are looking at other artists watching in amazement from the crowd as Hendrix, Joplin or the Who make history. Political songs? Acts today don't touch them. Yes, the Summer of Love seems quaint today. But all musical era eventually do. But the hippy, dippy sounds still hold up. I wonder if we'll be saying the same about today's music some 40 years later.
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