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Love is the Message #2: Counterculture Part One

Updated: Jul 5, 2021

by Matt Huxley


In the first of two episodes on Counterculture, Tim and Jeremy focus on the late ’60s and early ’70s – a period of exceptional cultural and political activity in the UK and the USA.

They discuss the emergent New Social Movements, how Rock was institutionalised as the sound of the counterculture at the expense of other genres, the limitations of Timothy Leary’s invitation to ‘tune in and drop out’, the under-appreciated importance of Miles Davis and Jazz to the moment, and whether love really is all you need.

Join us next episode for part 2, where we’ll look at countercultural tendencies in Reggae, Hip Hop, Punk, House and Techno.



Produced and edited by Matt Huxley

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Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze (live)

The Youngbloods - Get Together

The Grateful Dead - Birdsong (live)

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised


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