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Unread 08-14-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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Default Woodstock overrated

Everyone is being inundated with Woodstock nostalgia this weekend on account of it being the 40th anniversary. A part of me is interested. I'll watch some of the programming on VH-1 classic. Another part knows this is all just baby boomer nonsense. Most of the hippies sold out anyway and became Rush loving Republican Neo-cons. I am so annoyed that Faux News is playing clips during their news breaks. They irk me to begin with, but now hearing these bits during the top and half of the hr is just grating. Most of the bands that played were marginal to begin with. Country Joe and the Fish, Sweetwater, ect. What a bunch of malarkey! Where were the Doors?
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Unread 08-14-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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I am so beyond SICK of that whole generation....that entire era has been over exposed over marketed and frankly overDONE.
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Unread 08-14-2009, 12:10 PM
 
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I am so beyond SICK of that whole generation....that entire era has been over exposed over marketed and frankly overDONE.

I believe that a lot of people who were of age in that generation have moved on, but the continued media hype forces them to regress back to it. It is almost like ordering dessert at a restaurant. The person knows it is not necessary, but the waitress/waiter makes the suggestion and they cave in.
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Unread 08-14-2009, 12:26 PM
 
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Actual good artists that were there:

CCR
The Who (still overrated IMO)
The Band (they're only decent)
Jimi Hendrix
Neil Young (not one of my favorites but he's OK)
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Unread 08-14-2009, 12:31 PM
 
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The movie itself? Frankly I liked "Live in Monteray" and "Gimme Shelter" better. The musical moments in Monerary were better, and as a historical artifact and documentary - Gimmee Shelter was better and came across as more honest. Heck, "Isle of Wright" documentary was better - and THAT had The Doors. For that matter, the studio film produced "Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus" was a better filmed event musically.

The phrase "woodstock" now has just become a caricature of itself, used for marketing and innacurate example of the 60's youth movement, a cliche. There was a post about the 60's in the history forum just a few months ago - reading post after posts of "ahh woodstock and the scent of marijuana in the air". A pure example as any that the writers had no idea of the youth movement of the 60's, had no concept at all, beyond what they saw in the Woodstock movie.
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Unread 08-14-2009, 12:39 PM
 
Location: The Plains
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Today we pay hundreds of dollars to see hundreds of bands at;Wakarusa, Bonnaroo, etc., with out thinking about the logistical nightmare it would be to do that for the very first time. During Woodstock one of the promoters said he sat for twenty nervous minutes while some fixed a problem that would of resulted in a "Mass Electrocution" or Mass exucution as it was called
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Unread 08-14-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Ok Loose Cannon, I agreed with you on the Kinks thread which was the first time I agreed with you in thousands of your posts. But we are back to normal again. We were the greatest generation of all time. For those of us who wish to preserve it why not allow us to do so. I have not cut my hair since then nor has my wife. We both wear a peace sign and cherish the greatest music of all time. We do not however drive VW busses or wear bell bottoms but have been known to wear Hippy clothing at events.

Ok to hell with faux news reports. Dateline NBC had a special which was special.

msnbc.com Video Player

Several great videos are available here. Especially the old man who was made Curator of the Woodstock Museum.

If you want to complain about it then you were not part of it. If you want to say you like music then I say you dont know any better because this was music. Why do you think after 40 years some of us still defend this music and culture with our balls and our blood and hate that new wrap cursing and ryhming crap they call music today?

Overrated? Geez the organizers did not even realize a profit on Woodstock till like 25 years later. That dont seem like anything overrated. What have we done musically to match it in the past 40 years? That alone speaks volumes. The music will live on long long long past this crap on the radio today. And most of your culture today was shaped by our culture then.
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Unread 08-14-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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Woodstock '94 was better - because I could watch the whole thing live in my living room.

The Doors were asked but declined. Talk about overrated...
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Unread 08-14-2009, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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We were the greatest generation of all time.
Put the pipe down, dude.
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Unread 08-14-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I agree that we weren't the 'greatest generation' (that term is reserved for the WW2 generation), but for a fleeting moment, we had the right idea. Never before or since have so many people gotten together under such trying conditions and been so violence-free. Woodstock '94 was a joke.
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