Hopper’s “Easy Rider” – 1969 Movie / Culture / Music Imprint
From the opening credits: “Born To Be Wild”
EXPERIENCE ROCK HISTORY!
Sherlockian deduction clearly reveals that 1969 – 1970 – 1971 were the high-point of iconic album releases by iconic artists and bands.
The era of “Album Rock” contributed greatly to record companies’ growing catalogs and the high-volume of releases by insanely talented and prolific individuals and bands during this classic three year era.
Compiled from just one year of the decade, the following 23 iconic albums were all released in 1969 and comprise 33% of 00individual’s Top 69 Historic & Classic 1960s Rock Albums.
This is a strong testament to how blessed we were to have this level of sound available for us week by week, month by month, year by year – and we thought it would never end . . .
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the WHO – TOMMY – May 23, 1969
EASY RIDER – SOUNDTRACK – August 1969
UMMAGUMMA – November 10, 1969
ALL FROM ONE YEAR: 1969! WHEW!
“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” – 1969 Movie / Culture Imprint
Sam Peckinpah’s “THE WILD BUNCH” – 1969 Movie / Culture Imprint
1969 KICKED ASS and ROCKED !
Painfully obvious by the vibe in all three of these 1969 films is the theme of the nihilistic antihero up against some sort of “establishment” with a live or die attitude toward the win or lose outcome.
At the height of the Vietnam war we all felt like antiheroes, our united front was an individual one also, so we could relate to those themes and characters in those movies – as did the actors, directors, producers and the public. Everyone’s “inner rebel” was emerging for many reasons.
It was a time of intense, trippy, horror show reality of existential, consciousness raising, laughter-causing surreality righteously reflected in our Rock ‘n’ Roll.
1969 – 1970 – 1971 and up to mid-decade were also a historical time for incredibly creative films prior to “the Blockbuster” mentality that ended the “art and heart for art’s sake” movie industry.
I blame Spielberg, as do countless others.