Country Joe & The Fish - Electric Music For The Mind And Body (LP)
A true talisman of the '60s Bay Area scene, this debut 1967 LP packed in one head-expanding psych classic after another.
Given their origins, both geographically (San Francisco) and stylistically (founder Joe McDonald and lead guitarist Barry Melton first hooked up in a jug band), it wasn't surprising that the ragtag Fish sounded like an acid-soaked, plugged-in folk band when they debuted in '67. Simultaneously the most political and funniest of all the Northern California bands, the Fish's yippie-hippie philosophy was reflected in songs like "Superbird" (about Lyndon Johnson), "Flying High" (about getting you-know-what), and the bluesy free love saga, "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine." That they could periodically wax serious as well (the wide-angled instrumental "Section Forty Three" and the moody "Bass Strings") only added more bite to their satiric pungency. --Billy Altman
1. Flying High
2. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine
3. Death Sound
4. Porpoise Mouth
5. Section 43
1. Super Bird
2. Sad and Lonely Times
4. Bass Strings
5. The Masked Marauder
• Features 180-gram vinyl cut at Ardent studios on the original Stax lathe and pressed in Memphis at Memphis Record Pressing.
• Old-school style tip-on jacket with printed inner sleeve featuring new liner notes by Rob Bowman, Grammy® Award winning author of Soulsville U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records.