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Country Joe and The Fish: Electric Music for the Mind and Body; I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die; Together (Vanguard reissues)

Mark Cooper, MOJO, February 1996

COUNTRY JOE AND THE FISH are doomed to be best remembered for that old crowd-pleaser they churned out at Woodstock in August, 1969. No matter that these Berkeley-based psychedelic innovators were already well past their sell-by date, with their best work already a year and a half behind them and only two members remaining from the line-up that recorded their first two, crucial albums; Country Joe had always known how to please a crowd.

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