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Old 10-28-2007, 09:58 PM   #16
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:04 PM   #17
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. In other words: Neil Young.



Interesting how CSNY and Buffalo Springfield are mentioned...also Neil! Chrome Dreams II, his new album is also full of hippie ideals and imagery: trees, spirit, love...the sky! Amazing album, and it's completely relevant.
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Love the new album. Of course, you got contrarian Neil.


"Hippie Dream"

Take my advice
Don't listen to me
It ain't paradise
But it used to be
There was a time
When the river was wide
And the water
came running down
To the rising tide
But the wooden ships
Were just a hippie dream
Just a hippie dream.

Don't bat an eye
Don't waste a word
Don't mention nothin'
That could go unheard
'Cause the tie-dye sails
Are the screamin' sheets
And the dusty trail
Leads to blood
in the streets
And the wooden ships
Are a hippie dream
Capsized in excess
If you know what I mean.

Just because
it's over for you
Don't mean
it's over for me
It's a victory
for the heart
Every time
the music starts
So please
don't kill the machine
Don't kill the machine
Don't kill the machine.

Another flower child
goes to seed
In an ether-filled
room of meat-hooks
It's so ugly
So ugly.

His entire history is embrace, discard, embrace, discard, return.
He was a little too edgy to be all about peace and love.

Certainly embraced some of the hippie ethos, some of the reactionary ethos too. Kind of the anti-hippie hippie. The dark hippie.

But yeah, I think Neil Young was a huge voice back then.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:17 PM   #19
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One of my favorites:

like to dream yes, yes, right between my sound machine
On a cloud of sound I drift in the night
Any place it goes is right
Goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here

Well, you don't know what we can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
You don't know what we can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away

Last night I held Aladdin's lamp
And so I wished that I could stay
Before the thing could answer me
Well, someone came and took the lamp away
I looked around, a lousy candle's all I found

Well, you don't know what we can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
Well, you don't know what we can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away

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Love the new album. Of course, you got contrarian Neil...His entire history is embrace, discard, embrace, discard, return.

A little too edgy. Kind of the anti-hippie hippie.

But yeah, I think Neil Young was a huge voice back then.
I completely agree...he transcends any label, really. He goes to the heart of what that generation stood for...much more than a cool t-shirt, or magazine cover.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:41 PM   #21
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I think he was exquisite at capturing a mood, capturing a pulse. "Ohio" comes to mind. He didn't do it always, but when he did, it was dead-on.
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I think he was exquisite at capturing a mood, capturing a pulse. "Ohio" comes to mind. He didn't do it always, but when he did, it was dead-on.
I personally think he's a visionary, the kind of artist that will be remembered long after they're gone. It's so funny, the other day I was listening to a classic rock station here, and they played This Note's For You. Great song, and they played it because it sounds great...but I'd forgotten how biting the lyrics are...and maybe they did, as well. Right after, they cut to a commercial for some event sponsored by a beer company.

I'm too young to be a complete hippie, but I've always loved this one from my childhood:
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I like some sixties psychedelica and Forever Changes by Love is one of my favourite albums, but I honestly can't think of anything especially nice to say about the hippie culture at that time, so I'll end this paragraph now.

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one of my favorite Bono quotes is about grunge being hippie-music warmed over. a bit overgeneralized, but mainly dead-on.
Man, he had some great opinions on music back in the day.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:29 AM   #24
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I've been listening to a lot of early Black Sabbath lately, and it's actually quite interesting to note how many anti-war (and anti-Satanic/pro-Christian, but that's another thread altogether) songs the band wrote. While they more or less despised the hippie culture, they wrote some visceral songs crying for peace. Everyone knows "War Pigs," but I really love "Children of the Grave."

Revolution in their minds - the children start to march
Against the world in which they have to live
and all the hate that's in their hearts
They're tired of being pushed around
and told just what to do
They'll fight the world until they've won
and love comes flowing through

Children of tomorrow live in the tears that fall today
Will the sun rise up tomorrow bringing peace in any way?
Must the world live in the shadow of atomic fear?
Can they win the fight for peace or will they disappear?

So you children of the world,
listen to what I say
If you want a better place to live in
spread the words today
Show the world that love is still alive
you must be brave
Or you children of today are
Children of the Grave, Yeah
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:05 AM   #25
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When I think of that wonderful time of 1967-1970, I think of the idealism and what could've been.

Instead we got George W. Bush.

What happened? What went wrong?

*sigh*

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LOL, good question. I'm mystified about that, too. The '60s fascinate me, such a crazy decade. I love the rebellion, I love the music (some excellent songs listed thus far in this thread), it's just always been a part of history that I've loved learning about.

Regarding Neil Young, I'm only going based off what I've heard by him, which isn't a whole lot, but what I love about his music is how it always has this sort of spooky, fall-ish, late night feel to it all. It's sorta haunting, or something, and I really like it when music sounds that way. Like BonosSaint said, a mood-yeah, he's definitely good at that.

(It's not from the 60s, but seriously, "Harvest Moon".... I love that song so much)

My parents always joke that I was born in the wrong time period-I've got some definite hippie tendencies to me . I'm one of those "peace and love" types-was part of an anti-war protest right when the Iraq war started, actually. I know that sort of thinking is incredibly idealistic (and unrealistic at times, too), but...I dunno. I think holding on to that sort of belief helps get me through life or something . I do understand why that sort of attitude gets to people, though.

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Old 10-29-2007, 12:12 PM   #27
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Regarding Neil Young, I'm only going based off what I've heard by him, which isn't a whole lot, but what I love about his music is how it always has this sort of spooky, fall-ish, late night feel to it all. It's sorta haunting, or something, and I really like it when music sounds that way. Like BonosSaint said, a mood-yeah, he's definitely good at that.

Angela
Kickass description--that "spooky, fall-ish, late night feel to it" I don't know that I've heard a better one.
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Is Janis Joplin "hippie"? She was awesome.
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Kinda hippie. Kinda tough broad. Kinda vulnerable. All kinds of awesome.
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She was a blues and folk singer more so than "hippie music", though.
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