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Broadside Ballads, Vol. 11: Phil Ochs Interview


Download links and information about Broadside Ballads, Vol. 11: Phil Ochs Interview by Phil Ochs. This album was released in 1976 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 3 tracks with total duration of 55:53 minutes.

Artist: Phil Ochs
Release date: 1976
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 3
Duration: 55:53
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No. Title Length
1. Introdcution and Background With Phil Ochs: He Comments On the Music Industry In the Early 1960's 27:03
2. Woody Guthrie Memorial Concert, Vietnam, the Movies 11:46
3. Gordon Friesen With Ochs In 1968, the West Coast, the Music Business, the American Scene 17:04



The '60s folk movement was much like a big small town, with all the players huddled in the NYC neighborhood of Greenwich Village—and then The Beatles changed the course of pop music and inspired Bob Dylan to rekindle his interests in rock 'n' roll. Phil Ochs had been the scene's leading topical songwriter, and this 1968 interview with Broadside magazine's co-editor Gordon Friesen features Ochs' honest thoughts about where folk music had been and where it had gone. Here, Ochs says that 1965 had been the creative peak and that everything afterward was tainted by commercialism. He doesn't forgive himself either, having moved from the New York–based Elektra Records to the West Coast–based A&M Records. Depressed by where he sees things going, Ochs admits to writer's block. This isn't a bad way to spend 56 minutes: listening to an intelligent social critic speaking about the ins and outs of the era that he was very much a part of. Fascinating.