"David Peel & the Lower East Side-The American Revolution -1970 US":
David Peel was, and still is, a street musician and political activist from the Lower East Side of New York City. With a collection of friends who became his bandmates and who were eponymously called the Lower East Side, he recorded two groundbreaking albums of social reflections, urban tales, and hippie mythology for Elektra Records. The first, entitled Have a Marijuana, was released in 1968. The second, The American Revolution, was released in 1970.
David Peel and The Lower East Side doing the upbeat "Legalize Marijuana" and the vicious "I Want To Get High".His music deals candidly with their attitudes regarding Vietnam "I Want To Kill You", the repression of local law enforcement "Oink, Oink", sex "Girls, Girls, Girls" and even more contemplative esoteric concepts "God".
The album more resembles the Country Joe and The Fish Rag Baby EPs from mid1960's Berkeley, only with some more subtle edges and quietly sophisticated attributes.
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