Who's A Hippie?


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Are these guys hippies?

What about these guys?

Howzabout him?

Howzabout her? (Excuse me while I cry)

Them?

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No.

Yes.

Yes, but in a good way.

No.

Not really.


This guy doesn't think he's a hippie.


I had prepared an awesome second episode of "Who's A Hippie?" but it got eaten and now I am dejected and tired. I'll do it tomorrow.


No.

Yes.

Yes.

No.

No.


Huh? Wha...

Someone mention me?


I have decided that I am going to cut down on the links per episode to make sure I don't blow my load too early:

These guys were the only band to play at the Weathermen's Days of Rage in 1968. That's pretty hippie. First couple of seconds are NSFW

Not to stir controvery, but I firmly believe that these guys invented heavy metal by trying to be hippies and failing.

I wouldn't even attempt to argue that these guys were hippies (unlike Funkadelic above), but this song is pretty trippin'.


Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:


Not to stir controvery, but I firmly believe that these guys invented heavy metal by trying to be hippies and failing.

Nah. If you get a chance to watch some of the interviews done with Tony Iommi over the years, I think being a hippe was not something he was concerned with.

I do think an argument could be made for Judas Priest starting in that range and quickly going another direction.


[Keeping mum my actual opinion about who is and isn't a hippie until I've got, say, 5 episodes posted]


Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
Howzabout her? (Excuse me while I cry)

Okay, if not her, what about her? (Excuse me while I cry again)

We all know that these guys were the greatest American rock'n'roll band of all time, but the question is: were they hippies?

And what about these guys?

And what the f%*! is this?


My inability to find the exact Dylan tune I wanted on youtube has temporarily sapped my will to continue this thread.

So, instead I present The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band--Part One!

High Coin

'Scuse Me Miss Rose

Shifting Sands

Leiyla


Decidedly NOT hippies.

The Beach Boys

The Velvet Underground

Frank Zappa

Bob Dylan

Oh, and Bob, if you're out there reading this: this is what you get for not having your videos on youtube, hippie!


Doesn't anyone else in Paizoland like hippies?


hippie is like, totally a label, man!
so... would you superficially label this guy a hippie?


Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
Doesn't anyone else in Paizoland like hippies?

I'm hardly qualified to judge who's a hippy or not, but I am loving these videos. As a Portishead fan, I particularly love the Silver Apples video.


FuelDrop wrote:

hippie is like, totally a label, man!

so... would you superficially label this guy a hippie?

First we plant the seed...

--
Yes, the Silver Apples are nuts. The guy invented his own synthesizer from scrap! There are videos of him playing in the last decade or so--I don't know if it's the exact same machine, but it gives you some idea of what he was playing.

EDIT: Also, yeah, discovering the Silver Apples is kind of like finding out the Sumerians had alien technology!

For a similar experience check this out!

Well, thank you for the posts--I was going to give this thread up for perceived indifference, but now my will to continue lives on!


Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:


Well, thank you for the posts--I was going to give this thread up for perceived indifference, but now my will to continue lives on!

we hang on your every word. you're a cult of personality, or something, don'tchaknow?

EDIT: the young ones are awesome, aren't they? every last one of them is completely insane.


FuelDrop wrote:

we hang on your every word. you're a cult of personality, or something, don'tchaknow?

EDIT: the young ones are awesome, aren't they? every last one of them is completely insane.

[Blushes]

The Young Ones rule!


Like I said, decidedly NOT hippies. But I go off-topic, sometimes.


Hippies or Beats?, Pt. 1

Hippies or Beats?, Pt. 2

Hippies or Beats?, Pt. 3


Black Goblin, what do you think of The Grateful Dead?


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The Black Goblin Loves the Dead and.....Man I think someone is ? anyway whats with.....I should go...Jerry is calling to me.


Me, I hear the beckon and cry of Pigpen.


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Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
Me, I hear the beckon and cry of Pigpen.

The Black Goblin says WHO DOESN'T HEAR THAT CRY. Me and the R.B.G hear it every day. OFF WITH THE HEADS of the Dead haters!!!!!!!

Liberty's Edge

Yo mama's a hippie.


Nineties hippies

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Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:

Are these guys hippies?

What about these guys?

Howzabout him?

Howzabout her? (Excuse me while I cry)

Them?

I would say they all had hippie parts about them. I know Parliament is a funk band and wacky but there is some Hippie about them.

Damn Hippies.


Of the original post:

Funkadelic--totally hippies. Can't imagine a counterargument.

The Pretty Things--from their psychedelic album; I'd call them hippies, but they were like the Who and the Stones--their career started before hippies.

Willie Nelson--duh

Laura Nyro--the only one that I wouldn't necessarily call a hippie; but I don't realy know that much about her other than she wrote "Eli's Coming"; waitaminnit, she had a song called "Stoned Soul Picnic"--she was a hippie!

Can--totally German hippies. American hippies were running around calling their parents fascists--German parents WERE fascists and German hippies were even crazier than their American counterparts.


Google Greatful Dead.


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we should ask the God of Hellfire what he thinks


I haven't been listening to many hippies lately, so this thread has stalled a bit.

Here's some Quicksilver Messenger Service live at Monterey.

QMS played the cowboys to the Dead's Indians. Also, there songwriter, Dino Valente, was busted by the man pretty early into the Summer of Love, which is why their early albums were mostly extended Bo Diddley improvs--Who Do You Love? and Mona

And even though he wasn't a hippie, I'm going to have to do a Bo Diddley post soon.


everyone's a hippy deep inside.


Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
Also, there songwriter, Dino Valente, was busted by the man pretty early into the Summer of Love, which is why their early albums were mostly extended Bo Diddley improvs--

[Hangs head in shame]

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I know a Hippie ... Anklebiter is a damn Hippie.


No word yet on the Bo Diddley post, but Davy Jones's death led me to pull out this old clip of a hippie.


This video is awesomely hippie.


As is this trailer.


The long-awaited Bo Diddley link


And more Bo Diddley


And, because I'm feeling generous, even more Bo Diddley!


Related non-hippie links:

Freddie King--"Hideaway"

Frankie Lee Sims--"She Likes To Boogie Real Low"


Little Walter--"Mellow Down Easy"

I'll get back to hippies one of these days.

Liberty's Edge

Yo mama's still a hippie.


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Truth be told, my mama could have passed as a hippie from roughly 1970-1980, but then she just turned into a lower-middle-class mom.

But she retained a habit of wearing gypsy kerchiefs well into her fifties.


Also, more hippies.

Same band name, almost entirely different band, IIRC.

Liberty's Edge

Full disclosure: my mama was/is a hippie.


I haven't listened to any hippies in a month! WTF?!?

I've a theory that deep down inside, secretly, Joe Strummer was a hippie.

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