"The 60's Part 2: Woodstock"
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Classic protests against the Vietnam War inspiring Punk Rock's anti-establishment lyrics. Classic takes Southern to Woodstock and tries to show him a good time.
1. Although Punk rockers hated psychedelic rock, they appreciated it's rebellious lyrics. Garage bands of the '60's like MC5 were among the first protopunk bands that were a precursor to '70's punk rock.
2. "Flower Power" was a slogan used by the American counterculture movement during the late 1960's as a symbol of non-violence ideology. It is rooted in the opposition movement to the Vietnam War. The term later became generalized as a modern reference to the hippie movement and a culture of drugs, psychedelic music, psychedelic art and social permissiveness. Classic represents this counterculture and is referred to as a "dove", because of her opposition to the war.
3. Southern Rock feels out of place because even though there were Southern Rock and Country Bands at Woodstock, there were very few.
4. Classic says Southern might like Melanie because she had a few songs that were considered country/southern rock. Her signature song "Brand New Key" debuted at #1 on the U.S. charts two years after the Woodstock Music Festvial, hence the (1971) in the panel. Apparantley, Melanie drew inspiration for her other signature song, "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)", from the Woodstock audience lighting candles during her set.
5. The brownies Classic thought Southern ate, were thought to be "pot brownies". But before Southern could eat one, his ADD kicks in and slides in a mud puddle. (It had been a somewhat rainy weekend at the time, despite the clear skies in the comic.)
6. Prog made it's debut in the late 60's, but didn't become "popular" until the 70's.
NOTE: The irony behind the southern rock/country bands Classic listed, are that none of them are from the south. Canned Heat and CCR are from California, Mountain and Melanie are from New York and "The Band" is Canadian.