Summary Of The Psychedelic Movement

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In the reading for today, Friedlander writes about the commercial aspirations of some of the artists associated with the San Francisco psychedelic movement in the 1960s. For example, “Country” Joe McDonald was frustrated by the lack of monetary success his political lyrics earned him, while Creedence Clearwater Revival largely stuck to producing radio-friendly accessible three-minute rock songs that lacked the typical countercultural influence of other bands from the area (pg. 203). Similarly, towards the end of the 1960s, the Grateful Dead began to write shorter, more structured songs more in line with mainstream rock/pop music (pg. 206). The attitudes and activities of these three artists suggest that while the psychedelic movement
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