The Sixties Rebellious Counterculture Movement

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Categorizing people’s acts is never easy and especially highly controversial, since there is no point, which decides, whether you belong to the first, second or even no group. However, below are some representational examples of artists and bands, who effectively contributed to the Sixties’ rebellious Counterculture movement. 4.8.2 Rock bands with political content: The Fugs (New York City): With the regular changes of line-up, the stable core ones had been drummer Ken Weaver, beatniks Tuli Kupferberg and Ed Sanders, the only remaining member until today. The band, whose name originates from the euphemism “fuck”, began their official career in 1965 by an opening performance at the Peace Eye Book store, when the close friends Andy Warhol, William …show more content…

The vocalist Anisette has been bringing many fans to tears with her powerful voice, which can immediately turn into sweet, gently childish tone. She is regarded one of the all-time best rock singers.iii Unfortunately, during the Sixties the band did not gain much global fame as it would deserve, despite its original and quality music. “This group isn’t coming on in a blaze of glory, they are working very hard at the incredibly difficult process of learning to sing their own song”, said a great rock critic Lester Bangs about the Savage Rose’s album In the Plain in Rolling Stone magazine issued on October 18, 1969.MC5 (Detroit): there are too many things to be said about these rioters from Detroit. They magically included everything, from hard Rock 'n' Roll, garage rock, to punk and even house music. They rather scared than entertain, they were rather revolutionaries than Hippies. “Brothers and sisters, I wanna see your hands right now. I wanna hear some revolution out there. Brothers and sisters, the time has come for each of you to decide, whether you are gonna be the problem, or whether you are gonna be the solution. You must choose, it takes 5 seconds. 5 seconds of decision. 5 seconds to realize it’s time to move. It’s time to get down with it. Brothers, it’s time to justify. Are you ready to justify? Are you ready?”, …show more content…

Their texts were originally anti-capitalist and anarchist, then focused on freedom, love, drugs, and sadness, later they were concerned about homosexuality.v Even though all the Ton Steine Scherben’s albums were self-made, from writing, publishing to promotion, the revenues could not save the band from regular financial problems. Despite commercial failure, their influence on German rock and punk music is undoubtedly long-lasting. Frank Zappa (Baltimore, USA): unlike most of his fellow singers, Frank Zappa was a practical conservative, a capitalism’s supporter while proclaiming communism as “a system that doesn't allow ownership has, to put it mildly, a fatal design flaw” and an opponent of drugs use. His political concerns were rather about American domestic politics than global issues, such as Vietnam War, acids or

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