Saturday, January 12, 2008

This is My Happening and it Freaks Me Out!

Wowie zowie, let's do your thing! This 1992 recording is the Meat Beetles' salute to the '60s in. It features a cast of, literally, thousands, including JFK, LBJ, MLK, Walter Cronkite, Allen Ginsberg, Mario Savio, Abbie Hoffman, and more hippies, yippies, dippies, commies, and mothers than you can shake a stick at. An improvised two-guitar rave-up provides the backdrop for a barrage of samples, most of which were lifted from a PBS documentary series on the '60s, and from the documentary film, Berkeley in the 60s.

By the way, at least one of the Meat Beetles is 99% certain that the young woman holding the sign in the above photo is none other than Melanie Safka, who had a hit with "Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)" in 1970.

Oops, almost forgot. This one has F-words in it. Listen at your own risk.
Listen: This is My Happening and it Freaks Me Out!

Download Mp3 (20 Mb)


TarBabyJim said...

Wow, never seen this picture of Melanie. Thanks,
PS: You can help Melanie
LetHerIn dot org

war of the hippies said...

melanie was great very unusual voice, I love her remakes of other people songs she did back then too