Sunday, August 23, 2009

Woodstock

At the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the legendary festival. The band around Ian Matthews is only remembered nowadays for their only hit, a cover of Joni Mitchell's great ballad Woodstock, which was a #1 in the UK and a top 20 in the USA. The song gives a perfect impression of the peace and nature loving Woodstock generation and the finishing lines are amongst the most impressive - if naive - ever penned: "By the time we got to Woodstock we were half a million strong and everywhere there was song and celebration. And I dreamed I saw the bombers riding shotgun in the sky, and they were turning into butterflies above our nation. We are stardust, we are golden, and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden".
Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time)

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