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Old 21-06-2012, 03:10 AM   #316
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Country Joe And The Fish

Bass Strings

Section 43

(from youtube)
This video features 60's footage from Joshua Light Show, who provided the incredible lighting for Country Joe and the Fish, as well as all the other groups that performed at New York's Fillmore East. I've mixed down about a dozen pieces of footage for this video, so sit back and enjoy.

Country Joe and the Fish, were one of the first of the San Francisco Bay Area psychedelic bands to make it onto vinyl. Vanguard Records of NYC produced a handful of their albums, and the best were the first two, of which (the first), "Electric Music For The Mind And Body" contained several very heady works, notably 'Section 43', 'Grace', and 'Bass Strings'.

I recall 'listening' to these tracks late into the night on many auspicious occasions. I bought this copy new in 1967, and this is the mono version, released long before the stereo version, and mono LPs were 2/3 the price of the stereo copies. Back then, the mono releases were the intended mix by the artists and producers, where as the stereo mixes were a marketing afterthought, until stereo finally became accepted as a valid medium.
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