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The Life and Times of Country Joe & the Fish [CD]

Country Joe & The Fish Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (26 Oct 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Vanguard
  • ASIN: B000026H97
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,601 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag
2. Bass Strings
3. Flying High
4. Porpoise Mouth
5. An Untitled Protest
6. Who Am I
7. Grace
8. Waltzing In The Moonlight
9. Death Sound Blues
10. Janis
11. Sing Sing Sing
12. Superbird
13. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine
14. Marijuana
15. Rock And Soul Music/Love
16. Crystal Blues
17. Masked Marauder
18. Love Machine
19. The ,,Fish' Cheer/ I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag

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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best west coast band truly original 20 Jun 2009
Format:Audio CD
this is a great compilation of the weird and wonderful world of cj and the fish. Thuis music is not your normal 12 bar boring rock sound but is truly ground breaking the sound shimmers like a dub band on acid. great live tracks available no where else make this a 'must have' album
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Starter... 2 Aug 2004
By K. Kitchen - Published on
Format:Audio CD
If you are just discovering Country Joe & The Fish, this is the album (err...CD) to start with. Half studio and half live, if you don't own anything by Country Joe & The Fish, this is a great sampler to indoctrinate you to one of the great political and one of the most infamous (thanks to the "FISH" Cheer) band of the mid-to-late 1960's.

The studio selections include a demo of "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag", Joe's ode to Janis Joplin, entitled simply "Janis", the haunting anti-war "Untitled Protest" and the wonderful "Sing Sing Sing" from the band's swan song (which, unfortunately, only included Country Joe and Barry Melton from the original lineup).

The live set, culled from various Fillmore (East and West) concerts and previously unreleased tracks from the Woodstock festival, is excellent. "Superbird (Tricky Dick)" is a great jab at Richard Nixon, who was running for president at the time.

The absolute kicker is the two songs from the Woodstock set: Barry Melton's "Love Machine" and a totally, kick-ass electric version of the perenial "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die-Rag", which absolutely outshines the original studio version.

This serves best as a sampler so you can decide whether or not you'll like CJ & The Fish. They are an acquired taste and many will take a listen and say "No Thanks", but for many of us, this is the springboard album to the rest of the CJ & The Fish library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get it before it disappears!!!! 25 Feb 2006
By Steve E. Martin - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I finally upgraded my cassette of this double album to CD. I have played this sucker a lot over the years. The live tracks smoke and are only available on this compilation (as far as I know). The studio part includes some of the choice cuts off their studio albums. An Untitled Protests never fails to send shivers down my spine and I've never seen it on another collection. I couldn't believe this was still in print, get it while you won't be sorry
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1.0 out of 5 stars Great group; HORRIBLE compilation 20 May 2002
By Aaron Gangross - Published on
Format:Audio CD
This compilation features both live and studio cuts. The eleven studio tracks are excellent songs with okay sound quality (this was an early generation cd). Unfortunately, the last eight tracks are embarrassing live tracks that are awful in every way, both in terms of the performance and sound quality. Try the "Electric Music..." or "Fixin' to Die" cds for starters, or the other compilation ("Collected"), but avoid this at all costs. Now that Vanguard has begun remastering their catalogue, hopefully they will see fit to discontinue this cd and give Country Joe and the Fish a compilation disc they can be proud of.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Buy the LP if you can! 12 Jun 2009
By James J. Jenkins - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge fan of Country Joe & the Fish, and while you can find their stuff on CD easily, you really should hunt down the LP's. They simply sound better, but good luck finding "Electric Music" at your local record store, because people won't part with that. That makes this compilation a nice addition to any collection. The live material is probably why you're checking this out, anyway, and it is rare and wild stuff, except for the Fillmore West tracks which were released along with a monster all-star jam. But you gotta love the silliness of "Marijuana". The artwork is awesome, as well. Country Joe for president!
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine history plus two very rare Woodstock tracks 11 July 2013
By J. Bynum - Published on
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Country Joe & The Fish
"The life and times of...
...from Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock"

Let's start at the end. The last two tracks of this CD are indeed live recordings from The Fish's performance at The Woodstock Festival. The first of these songs is "Love Machine" (track 18) which is only available on this CD. The second of these Woodstock songs is "The Fish Cheer: I-Feel-Like I'm-Fixin'-To-Die" (track 19). This is also a track you can only find on this CD. This is not the version that was made famous by The Woodstock Movie. That version was recorded during Country Joe's "solo" performance at Woodstock. It was later on, when the whole Fish band played, that this version of the same song was recorded. The inclusion of these very rare tracks makes this a very special CD.

The rest of this CD contains a very well constructed overview of the band's best recordings (Studio versions and Live performances). It is true that the Fish had enough quality output to have added a second CD, but it is still a fine collection. The two rare Woodstock tracks makes this CD essential for any fan of The Fish, and/or of The Woodstock Festival.

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