I want to expose people (especially young people) to all kinds of music. I chose the 20th century because it produced an eclectic taste of many styles of music. At the end of most of my short descriptions it will say, check out their music. I can only scratch the surface of all the great music, you must explore for yourself. Luckily, you have 21st century technology to help you. Enjoy the adventure. Please comment, make requests, or ask questions.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Eve of Destruction?
"Eve of Destruction" sung by Barry McGuire. Only Barry McGuire's gravely voice makes his version of this song better than all other versions. Released in 1965 it was the war protest song of the many that came out of the Vietnam era. McGuire was a folk singer in the group "The New Christy Minstrels" but this was a solo release by McGuire. P. F. Sloan wrote the song. The song is about irrational hate that begets irrational war. Many cite this song when they feel America is on the edge, like today. We survived then and we will survive now. WW II was much closer to the eve of destruction, but the words are prophetic. McGuire had many other hits in a long career. Check out his music.