Articles tagged 1960s

‘Countercultures and Popular Music’ Is Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

A fascinating, thorough, and highly intellectual exploration of how popular music shaped the counterculture of the '60s, this is a must read for any fan of music and/or modern anthropology.

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When Everything Changed: Memory, Nostalgia and the Tragic Turning Point

Popular culture creates its own nostalgic image of a time period that is both fact and fiction. When combined with the shaky foundations of our own memories, who can really tell what happened? How will pop culture translate the tragic events of today?

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Comics-in-Chief: Laughing With (and At) the Presidents—The Scathing Slice of the Satirical Edge

When America chose Nixon over Paulsen at the polls, it ushered in a president that many consider one of the most humor-challenged in modern history.

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21 Apr 2013 // 11:14 PM

In Defense of Don Draper

As Season Six of Mad Men continues, the controversial and iconic figure of Don Draper is back at it. Love him or hate him... you can't ignore him.

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Los Saicos: Demolición: The Complete Recordings

Occasionally compared to their North American contemporaries the Trashmen, Los Saicos sound more feral.

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Various Artists: Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia

It's the particular pitch of a female singer like Ros Sereysothea that makes this music singular.

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19 Jan 2010 // 9:59 PM

Rolling Stones: In the 1960s

This two-disc set is a decent attempt at encapsulating the group's early career -- a formidable task given the complexities of both the band and the era.

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3 Sep 2009 // 2:46 AM

His kids get a kick out of their iPod shuffles, but Ben Greenman fondly remembers the old days, when as a 10-year-old music lover he’

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28 Aug 2009 // 3:19 AM

Taking Woodstock

The Ang Lee take on Woodstock never gets much beyond these clichés: hippies took drugs, rain made mud, the music was great and crowds were huge.

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Please Step Back by Ben Greenman

It’s maddening to see addiction for the way it turns a person into the one-dimensional cliché familiar from a hundred After School Specials and Behind the Musics.

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Various Artists: Boogaloo Pow Wow: Dancefloor Rendez-vous in Young Nuyorica

This collection of raucous 1960s New York boogaloo has a strong soul component.

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The shadow of Pet Sounds loomed large on the Beach Boys after it was released in 1966. How do you follow-up one of the greatest, if

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Dusty! Queen of the Postmods by Annie J. Randall

As Randall thoroughly explores, Dusty Springfield's physical transfiguration and visual impact were only the tip of her transformation.

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The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Bad Girl works better as a travelogue of Ricardo, the rootless intellect, than as a fabulist's tale of love gone sour right from the start.

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25 Sep 2007 // 7:55 AM

The frontispiece of Rhino’s gorgeous, book-bound four-CD set “Love Is the Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970” ($64.98) might be the closest thing rock

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20 Sep 2007 // 3:33 AM

DALLAS—Four decades after “Easy Rider” merged low-budget biker flicks with art-house sensibilities, the man who gave life to the iconic “Captain America” is selling

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Flower Power: Stepping Back From the Past

After years of talking about how great this music is, it's time we started actually listening to it. For example, does a song sound like the year 1968, or does it sound like Deep Purple?

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13 Aug 2007 // 3:42 AM

Colin Blunstone’s voice reanimates the Zombies

Of all his peers on this year’s Hippiefest tour, Zombies lead singer Colin Blunstone knows only one from back in the day—Denny Laine,

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8 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Their Dogs Came With Them by Helena Maria Viramontes

Viramontes loves L.A., and her new novel is a multilayered homage to the lives of "the forgotten poor... the despised and reviled" in East L.A./Boyle Heights of the 1960s.

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The Doors: Open for Business (Again)

If the first two Doors albums are drugs, they’d be of the decidedly psychedelic variety; the next couple are a dangerous cocktail of amphetamines and Quaaludes. Morrison Hotel is beer: authentic, unfiltered, as American as it gets. L.A. Woman manages to be all of the above.

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Mr. Robot: Episode 6 -- "Br4ve-Trave1er.asf

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"When episode six opens to find Elliot in terror and panic, it is soon confirmed that he should be.

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