November 4, 2008 Playlist



The United States of America's self-titled album (1968)
The United States of America  "The United States of America"  1968 (USA)
Since it is Election Day in America, here's an obvious choice for CAOTW.  Led by Joe Byrd and featuring the vocals and lyrics of Dorothy Moskowitz, this eclectic sixties group's goal was to combine electronics with traditional Americana music as well as politics and performance art.  The group caused a minor underground sensation when they debuted (supposedly Nico once sought to join the group), but it is only in recent decades that this album has come to be seen as a classic from its era.  Byrd recorded a second classic psychedelic album with a different group the following year, The American Metaphysical Circus credited to Joe Byrd & The Field Hippies.
Here are a couple of "fan videos" using Joe Byrd's music: "Kalyani" from the Field Hippies, and "Hard Coming Love" from the USA record.
(R) = Listener Request
Artist Song Album Year Country
Chambers Brothers Time Has Come Today (R) Single edit (Best Of)
1967 USA
The Impressions We're A Winner Single (Best of) 1967 USA
Sly & The Family Stone Everyday People Stand!
1969 USA
Parliament Chocolate City Chocolate City 1974 USA
Jimmy Cliff The Harder They Come The Harder They Come (original soundtrack) 1972 USA
Crosby Stills & Nash Long Time Gone Crosby Stills & Nash 1969 USA/UK
Graham Nash Chicago / We Can Change The World Songs For Beginners
1971 UK
Neil Young Campaigner Decade (compilation) rec. 1976 Canada
Chicago A Song For Richard And His Friends (live) Chicago IV Live At Carnegie Hall
1971 USA
Helen Reddy I Am Woman I Am Woman
1971 Australia
Neil Young Thrasher Rust Never Sleeps 1979 Canada
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Cowgirl In The Sand Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere 1969 Canada/USA
The Kinks Big Sky The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
1968 UK
Spinal Tap America This Is Spinal Tap (original soundtrack)
1984 UK (not really)
The United States of America The American Way Of Love The United States of America
1968 USA
The United States of America Hard Coming Love The United States of America
1968 USA
Joe Byrd & The Field Hippies Elephant At The Door The American Metaphysical Circus
1969 USA
Alice Cooper Elected Billion Dollar Babies
1973 USA
Edgar Broughton Band Up Yours! B-side single
1970 UK
Gong Opium For The People (live) Floating Anarchy Live '77
1977 UK/France
The Clash Clampdown London Calling
1979 UK
Genesis The Battle Of Epping Forest Selling England By The Pound
1973 UK
James Brown Funky President Star Time (compilation) rec. 1974 USA
Jimmy Castor Bunch When? Phase Two
1972 USA
Stevie Wonder He's Misstra Know It All Innervisions
1973 USA
Creedence Clearwater Revival Sinister Purpose Green River
1969 USA
Black Flag Rise Above Damaged
1981 USA
The Electric Flag Another Country A Long Time Comin'
1968 USA
The Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa) Brown Shoes Don't Make It Absolutely Free
1967 USA
Dr. John The Patriotic Flag-Waiver Babylon
1969 USA
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