: "Interesting" doesn't begin to
: describe 1968 - the worst year I can
: remember: 500,000 troops in Vietnam, MLK
: and RFK assassinated, the bloody police
: riots at the Democratic convention in
: Chicago, topped off by the return from the
: political dead of Richard
: Nixon...fortunately Apollo 8 saved the year
: from being a total disaster!
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: Been fighting this stupid flu, so I've had
: some listening time on my hands.
: Listening to Signals Through The Glass
: tonight. I know John Stewart was not
: particularly proud of this record, but I
: love it. There is something about 1968 west
: coast albums-part of it feels like there may
: have been some sort of transition in
: recording technique and arrangements,
: because there is a "sound" from
: right in that particular snapshot in time.
: I love "Signals". Then there is
: Val Stoecklein's "Grey Life" which
: is in a similar vein and outstanding as
: well. Gayle Caldwell released
: "Cycles". which is great and also
: has that "1968" sound.
: Then you have the Nashville stuff, led by
: the Byrds "Sweetheart Of The
: Rodeo". Totally different sound, but a
: fantastic and seminal country rock album.
: In a way, it set the stage for
: "California Bloodlines".
: Must have been an interesting time to be
: Than again, what the hell do I know? I
: wasn't even born until '73.
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