I bought this to replace an ageing copy which was already showing signs of severe mental illness after several years of play. For Rounder to bring folk such as Jeffrey Fredericks, Michael Hurley and the Holy Modal Rounders together on one recording might have seemed totally suicidal for any producer, but not the case...it worked admirably. The recording is little short of a tribute to the musical zaniness of the hippie era. Fredericks was no respecter of grey-suited conservatives, nor of their their equivalently unadventurous mentalities. What of the Holy Modal Rounders then...huh? Dammit, they murdered every cherished early Southern stringband recording which they found. Only Spike Jones and his City Slickers could have got away with that kind of musical vandalism! This amazing recording must be heard to be believed. Betcha Loudon Wainwright III has already played six copies of this meisterwerk to the point of destruction! Me... I'm only on number two!