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Country Joe & the Fish

Formed: 1966 in El Monte, CA
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Disbanded: 1970
Genre: Pop/Rock, Country, Folk
Group Members: Barry Melton, Paul Armstrong, Bruce Barthol, Gregory Leroy Dewey, John Francis Gunning, Mark Kapner, Country Joe McDonald, Doug Metzner, ...See All
Biography: If you mention the name Country Joe & the Fish to Americans born in 1955 or earlier, chances are that they'll know the band you're talking about, at least to the degree that they know their most widely played and quoted song, "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag." The problem is, that particular song captured ...Read full biography
Electric Music for the Mind and Body
Released: 1967
Label: Vanguard
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Their full-length debut is their most joyous and cohesive statement and one of the most important and enduring documents of the psychedelic era, the band's swirl of distorted guitar and organ at its most ...Read full review
Released: 1968
Label: Vanguard
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Together, Country Joe & the Fish's third album, was the group's most consistent, most democratic, and their best-selling record. Unlike their first two albums, which were dominated by Country Joe McDonald's ...Read full review