Frank Fara | 1960's & 70's Counter Culture Songs

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1960's & 70's Counter Culture Songs

by Frank Fara

Frank Fara's original songs are a Musical Time Capsule ~ Transporting you back to the tumultuous & chaotic Counter Culture years ~ They were recorded in Hollywood, California during the late 1960’s & early 1970’s
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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1. Wind in My Jacket
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2. Rainy Day Woman
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3. Angry City
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4. Waiting at the Gate
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5. The Daily Grind
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Album Notes
Frank Fara arrived in Hollywood, California in the Summer of 1968 and experienced first hand the Counter Culture Revolution taking place. He had left Arizona and his early success as a teen rocker, and was searching for new musical direction. What he discovered was a much divided music scene, struggling to find itself in the midst of great social upheaval. It was during those turbulent & chaotic times that he wrote and recorded the songs featured here.

Frank’s straightforward lyrics and underlying driving rhythms reflect the ever changing environment in which young Americans often alternated between hope and despair.

“Wind in My Jacket" recalls the student protests, especially in the streets of Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention.

“Rainy Day Woman“ an anthem of sorts, captures the ubiquitous drug scene with it’s often futile hope of trying to quit.

“Angry City” is a snapshot of the nations young men being faced with the dreaded Vietnam Draft or fleeing to Canada.

“Waiting at the Gate” reveals the hallucinatory drug culture made famous by Timothy Leary & the Summer of Love in the Haight / Ashbury district of San Francisco.

“The Daily Grind” echo’s the working class voicing their discontent with their boring & meaningless jobs.

The layout & design of this Counter Culture album was the inspiration of Frank’s musical soul mate and wife Patty Parker. In the early 1970’s Frank & Patty would form a band and hit the road in their Chevy Van with their loving pets Rocky ( the dog ) and Centauri ( the cat ) They criss-crossed the continent for five years with their popular road show entertaining audiences across the United States and Canada.

Frank wishes to express special thanks to his brother-in-law, Rick Hacker for taking the iconic photo for this cover and his soulful harmonica licks on “Rainy Day Woman”. Rick's access & knowledge of the Hollywood studio scene proved invaluable to the overall success of these sessions. Frank’s heartfelt thanks also goes out to his sister Joan, for her never ending encouragement & belief in his songwriting and singing.

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