America in 1969 ended up being almost because strange as it really is today.
A war that is seemingly endless Southeast Asia, the horrific assassinations of governmental progressives and creepy Richard Nixon’s presidency cast shadows perhaps the final flickering flames of summer time love couldn’t dispel. (Charles Manson didn’t help. )
Somewhere else in this world that is strange stone nevertheless mattered too much to a large number of individuals.
The Band, the Byrds and their brethren were espousing an acoustic retreat that is rural all of that; the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane had been maintaining the western Coast strange, although that couldn’t final long; and King Crimson was unleashing a prog-rock masterpiece, “In the Court for the Crimson King. Continue reading “‘Hot Rats’ at 50: exactly exactly How Frank Zappa busted up their musical organization, relocated to L.A. And helped invent jazz-rock”