FD-103 1968 poster called Heavy by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley featuring Country Joe & The Fish and The Charlatans at Avalon Ballroom January 26, 1968

Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley

 

Heavy, 1968

 

First printing, lithograph, 9.8/10.0 CGC scale

 

Framed: 26 1/4" tall x 20 1/4" wide

 

$

 

 

Close-up of frame

Description

This cool poster could be very inspirational for young students…

 

 

Country Joe and the Fish was formed across the Bay from San Francisco in Berkeley, California, in 1965. The band was among the influential groups centered in the San Francisco music scene during the mid to late-1960s. Much of the band's music was penned by founding members Country Joe McDonald and Barry "The Fish" Melton, and consisted of issues of importance to the counterculture such as anti-war protests, free love, and recreational drug use, with lyrical content daringly to the point. Through a combination of  psychedelic and electronic music, Country Joe and the Fish's sound was marked by innovative guitar melodies, use of Eastern motifs and ragas and distorted organ-driven instrumentals which were significant to the development of acid rock

 

 

The title song for their second album called “I Feel Like I’m Fixing to Die,” became their signature tune, featuring dark humor and satire around happy yet sarcastic lyrics and is among the era's most recognizable Vietnam protest songs.

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