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    Country Joe And The Fish - Six Promotional Posters (Vanguard Records, 1967-68). Comprising: a proof for a poster promoting the album Electric Music For The Mind And Body (VSD 79244), artwork by Tom Weller, showing an alternate track listing to the released version. A "The Fish Are Flying Again!" poster promoting I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die (VRS 9266). A poster for "The Fourth And Final Pressing 7" 33 1/3 EP Record"; and three other general Vanguard Records posters for Country Joe And The Fish. This lot also includes a copy of the fold-out "Fish Game" that was included as a giveaway with the album I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die. Largest measures 21" x 28". All generally in Very Good condition, with some wear, creasing, occasional annotations/writing, pinholes, and minor tears. COAs from Country Joe And The Fish And Heritage Auctions.

    Provenance: The Country Joe McDonald Collection.


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    Arguably the most political figure associated with 1967's "Summer of Love," Country Joe McDonald led Country Joe and the Fish, a Psych/Folk Rock act that was an influential part of the late-1960s San Francisco music scene. Formed in 1965, Country Joe and the Fish began as a Folk duo heavily influenced by the work of Woody Guthrie. Soon, they were a full-fledged electric Rock act. McDonald used his music as a something of a political platform, protesting the establishment and the Vietnam War. In 1967, the band released their second studio album, I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die. The LP's title track is to- this-day considered the ultimate Vietnam War protest song, and was written by McDonald in twenty minutes for an anti-war theatrical play. Aside from being an instant classic of a protest song, coupled with "The 'Fish' Cheer," it is essentially Woodstock's defining moment. Country Joe's post-Fish career has been incredibly prolific, with nearly three-dozen albums released since 1969. Acerbic and original where many acts of the day were glorified pop groups, Country Joe McDonald is a countercultural icon. Heritage Auctions is proud to present a selection of memorabilia from his personal collection, never offered before at auction anywhere.



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