1968, that epochal year of worldwide tumult, had its complementary soundtrack. The pure idealism of the preceding year's Summer of Love seemed hopelessly naive in the teeth of the new reality, and perhaps it was the Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man" and the Beatles' "Revolution" (both recorded and released in '68) that best captured the year's discord, simply by virtue of their ambivalence. Both tracks expressed a subtle and measured skepticism about the prospect of the violent overthrow of Western institutions and the far-left radicals du jour who espoused it. But lots of people -- most folk-music artists -- other than Jagger-Richards and Lennon & McCartney weighed in musically and politically in this... More >>>