V/A, Easy Rider [Soundtrack] (1969)
This was a cool gift; I was bought this for my birthday a couple of years back – a nice old copy of this LP that sounds great still. And it was nice for a bunch of reasons – mostly because I’m always stoked when someone buys me music (because everyone assumes to never do so). But, also, I’d never ever owned a copy of the Easy Rider soundtrack. I’ve seen the film. And even though I really didn’t think a lot of it (it’s a bit of a crock, come on…) it didn’t stop me buying a poster for my wall. But hey, I was 17 or whatever. The music was important – it was the reason I watched the film; knowing about all this music and how it had been crucial to the film and the soundtrack had been important. So there’s Hendrix and The Byrds and Steppenwolf but then there was a bunch of artists I hadn’t heard of way back when I saw the film – like The Electric Prunes. And there were some covers – of Dylan, of The Band. Anyway, really great birthday gift, it was nice to receive this. And I give a spin now and then – and enjoy it. Doubt I could ever sit through the film again though.
Sample Track: Don’t Bogart Me (The Fraternity Of Man)
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