Category Archives: Green Tunes / Protest Songs

(July 4, 2017): Steppenwolf: Monster/Suicide/America

From the 1969 album, Monster.  Happy 4th of July. These words from Thomas Jefferson also bear remembering: Thomas Jefferson to Roger Weightman Monticello June 24. 26 Respected Sir The kind invitation I receive from you on the part of the … Continue reading

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(June 25, 2017): Brewer and Shipley – Eco-Catastrophe Blues

From the 1974 album, ST11261.  Hate to say it because I like this duo very much.  But, this is one of those LPs that you can appreciate why it is not better known — even with guests like Al Kooper, … Continue reading

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(June 6, 2017): MX-80 Sound – PCBs

From the 1977 album, Hard Attack. This was the quick follow up from the debut 1976 EP, Big Hits – Hard Pop From The Hoosiers. As the title indicates, a band out of Indiana that was one of the groups … Continue reading

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(June 5, 2017): Country Joe McDonald – Save The Whales!

From the 1975 album, Paradise With An Ocean View.  Celebrating Earth Day with Country Joe.  An eclectic group of performers on this release, including Trevor Lawrence and Steve Madaio (both played with Paul Butterfield Blues Band), John Rotella (a player … Continue reading

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(May 29, 2017): The Southern Bells – Viet Nam

From the 1967 7″ single, Viet Nam / Will You Be There. This year’s Memorial Day selection. Not really much out there about The Southern Bells (not to be confused with the Southern Belles) except that were out of Atlanta … Continue reading

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(May 20, 2017): A-Sides – Nature Girl

From the 2005 12″ single, Nature Girl / Take A Chance.  Jason Cambridge (A-Sides) has been producing music since 1990 and has released well over 500 tracks, including six long players. At one point he was running three record labels. … Continue reading

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(April 22, 2017): Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Be The Rain

Happy Earth Day. This is from the 2003 story album with accompanying DVD, Greendale.  Here is a link to the video of this tune. Save the planet for another day.

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