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Mass Music: The Band, Allman Brothers, Tony Williams and Miles Davis

Miller Francis Jr., The Great Speckled Bird, 8 December 1969

EACH OF the record albums discussed here could be termed a masterpiece worthy of a full-length "rave." But the Review format can often be nothing more than a limitation on that form of struggle for liberation called Criticism (Mao); while details of each album under consideration are easily fitted into this established form, larger, cross-influential questions may require a capsulized, comparative look at more than one source. Especially in an age of coming together. The important thing is to turn the reader on to the dynamics of our Mass Music, an esthetic, cultural and political form commonly referred to as Rock & Roll — from its explosive origins and for some time to come the metaphor and energy of change for the revolutionary youth movement.

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