Counterculture Kaleidoscope: Musical and Cultural by Nadya Zimmerman

By Nadya Zimmerman

40 years after the very fact, Nineteen Sixties counterculture---personified via hippies, protest, and the summer time of Love---basks in a nostalgic glow within the renowned mind's eye as a turning aspect in sleek American background and the top of the age of innocence. but, whereas the period has turn out to be synonymous with uprising and competition, its fact is far extra complex.In a daring reconsideration of the overdue sixties San Francisco counterculture move, Counterculture Kaleidoscope takes a detailed examine the cultural and musical practices of that period. Addressing the normal knowledge that the circulation was once grounded in uprising and competition, the e-book exposes myths: first, that the counterculture was once an geared up social and political move of progressives with a shared time table who hostile the mainstream (dubbed "hippies"); and moment, that the counterculture used to be an blameless entity hijacked via commercialism and reworked over the years right into a car of so-called "hip consumerism."Seeking a substitute for the now universal narrative, Nadya Zimmerman examines basic resource fabric together with track, paintings, well known literature, own narratives, and firsthand ancient money owed. She finds that the San Francisco counterculture wasn't attracted to commitments to reasons and made no organization with divisive issues---that it embraced every thing as a rule and not anything in particular."Astute and available, Counterculture Kaleidoscope offers thought-provoking insights into the historic, cultural and social context of the San Francisco counter-culture and its track scene, together with discussions of Vietnam and scholar protest, the Haight-Ashbury Diggers, the thankful useless, Led Zeppelin, Altamont, and Charlie Manson. A needs to for college students and students of socio-musical job and for we all to whom song matters."---Sheila Whiteley, writer of the gap among the Notes: Rock and the Counter-Culture and an excessive amount of Too younger: well known song, Age and Gender"The hippie counterculture hasn't ever garnered the scholarly recognition accorded the recent left and the black freedom fight. Overviews of the interval ritualistically point out it as half and parcel of that it appears incandescent era---the Sixties---but not often catch its specialty. Counterculture Kaleidoscope is a well timed and provocative intervention in Sixties scholarship that considerably deepens our knowing of this significant yet understudied phenomenon."—Alice Echols, affiliate Professor, collage of Southern California, and writer of Scars of candy Paradise: The lifestyles and instances of Janis Joplin

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Yet counterculture members took up the call like newly converted religious zealots. The standard radicalizing narrative of the sixties claims that people across America saw the 1965 Watts riots and 1967 Detroit riots as extensions of the civil rights movement. African American people, following Martin Luther King, had exhausted all avenues of nonviolent protest, and significant change wasn't forthcoming. So then, as the story goes, they turned to people like Bobby Seale and Stokely Carmichael (who himself had undergone a similar transition), protesting violently to illustrate their outrage at poverty and discrimina- tion.

But he does not ask whether the counterculture was even musically interested in a racial "meeting ground" (allegorical or real) or whether extreme racialized outlaw images (like the gun-toting Wild West fugi- tive, the Hell's Angel, or the militant Black Panther) would be translated into equally marginal and extreme musical lan- guage. qxd 2/14/2008 5:02 PM Page 7 and tangible connections to the blues. In August 1967 the mu- sical schedule at the Fillmore Auditorium was as follows: August i-6: Muddy Waters, Buffalo Springfield, Richie Havens August 8-13: Electric Flag, Moby Grape, Steve Miller Blues Band August 15-17: Chuck Berry, Steve Miller Blues Band, Charles Lloyd Quartet August 18-19: Young Rascals and Charles Lloyd Quartet August 20-21: Count Basie Orchestra and Charles Lloyd Quartet August 22-27: Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Cream August 29-31: Cream, Electric Flag, Gary Burton This schedule represents a trend.

Yet despite the geographical proximity of these cities, cultural apartheid appeared to reign throughout the Bay Area in the sixties. Berkeley was home to a mostly white student population fo- cused on free speech activism, racial integration, and, later, antiwar activity. Oakland housed a population of mostly poor and working-class black people and provided the fertile ground out of which the Black Panther Party grew. qxd 2/14/2008 5:02 PM Page 29 southern part of San Francisco, students and faculty (mainly white) connected with San Francisco State University protested for sexual and civil rights throughout the sixties.

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