Country Joe & The Fish includes: Country Joe McDonald (vocals).
Includes liner notes by Bill Belmont.
An all but perfect one-disc best-of. The Fish, of course, were simultaneously the most political and the funniest of the so-called San Francisco bands (actually, they were from Berkeley). As a result, despite their tendency to jam at length at the drop of a joint (a trait endemic to the SF bands) they tended to be more song-oriented than most of their contemporaries.
This anthology is also a terrific showcase of the band's artistic growth. It encompasses their earliest beginnings as a sort of warped jug band ("Superbird") through their evolution into a primo psychedelic outfit ("Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine"), counter-cultural entertainers ("Rock and Soul Music") and finally pop craftsmen ("Here I Go Again," "Maria").
20710MCountry Joe & The Fish - The Collected Country Joe & the Fish (CD)http://oldies.scdn5.secure.raxcdn.com/i/boxart/large/01/015707011129.jpg?v=417.9816.79USDDiscontinued/Genre/Folk-MusicVanguard RecordsCDFolk-MusicCountry-Joe-Fish2007-05-08
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