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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 6, 2022 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: AUG 69 3/6 Woodstock, Frank, & Sergio

AUGUST 1969 #/6

Woodstock - Aug 15-18
‘If you say you went to Woodstock, and had a good time, you didn’t go.” This was a disaster waiting to happen, that didn’t . That disease sanitation problems alone should have stomped this chaotic gathering . I think they dodged a bullet . But we are here to take about music, not the social implications, etc.
Because of the movie, and albums, and who allowed their material to be used (or filmed, Neil Young played with CSN, but you don’t see him in the film) . It causes surprises when you actually look at who all was actually there . The Band, Tim Hardin, Blood Sweat and Tears, no ideas how they were . Some had a bad showing, the Grateful Dead had massive equipment, stage problem, and just didn’t click, John Fogerty thought CCR put on a bad set, but years late r his son told him that they actually played well to a sea of sleeping people .Crosby, Stills , and Nash were not in good form, but no one seems to notice . Actually Hendrix , with a new bands, doesn’t have his best showing, “Star Spangled Banner “ ,and all . But of course , some had great performances, that helped their careers, Joe Cocker, Ten Years After,Santana, Sly, and the new oldies act Sha-Na-Na .
My favorite moment at Woodstock was when Abbie Hoffman got kicked off stage by Peter Townshend
“an incident that happened during The Who's set right after the song "Pinball Wizard". Abbie Hoffman was able to get on stage and grab a microphone while Pete Townshend tuned his guitar. He said: "I think this is a pile of shit! While John Sinclair rots in prison...". Hoffman was protesting against the imprisonment of John Sinclair (leader of the White Panther Party and manager of the left-wing hard-rock band MC5) who had been convicted and sentenced to nine years of prison because of marijuana possession. Townshend, angry that someone took the stage, yelled: "Fuck off! Fuck off my fucking stage!", hit him with his guitar and sending him off stage again. Townshend then added: "I can dig it!"; And after the song "Do You Think It's Alright?": "The next fuckin' person that walks across this stage is gonna get fuckin' killed! [crowd cheers] You can laugh, I mean it!".
Ten Years After (edited down)
Carlos on acid
Beginning of the oldies boom

Frank had met pop poet. Rod McKuen as a party, and decide to do a whole album of his songs , and poems . Well, this album is sort of embarrassing , but it is saved by Sinatra’s giving it his all in the actual songs, and Don Costa giving a A effort in the arrangements . Was a misguided , but brave experiment by Sinatra .

Moving away from pop, with the exception of Otis Redding’s,”Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay”, this album is more adult contemporary . It has generally a nice samba feel, with Lani Hall having some nice songs all through it. The last song, the title track, is the closest Sergio Mendes ever got to doing a psychedelic song . He actually Jams it out at the end. Cool.

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Jun 7, 2022 6:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: AUG 69 3/6 Woodstock, Frank, & Sergio

Last few years I’ve been listening in August to the big box complete Woodstock, in order. Gives one a very different picture of Woodstock as compared to the original Woodstock movie soundtrack or movie. But I enjoy it, warts and all. Occasionally my wife passes through the room and says, sarcastically, ‘have they come down from the towers yet?’

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Poster: Nomed70 Date: Jun 7, 2022 3:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: AUG 69 3/6 Woodstock, Frank, & Sergio

Didn't make it there cause Strawberry got drunk or something and passed out on the tractor. That deviated the timeline to a pleasant alternative.

Really? Incredible String Band on a large stage with a large audience? Maybe they should have also booked Tyrannosaurus Rex for a duet.
Gather round children and look into the owls hat.