A digital recreation of a C90 cassette that I compiled sometime in the early 80’s being my favourite tracks from the “Woodstock” and “Woodstock 2” albums. This is part of my “Remember The Mixtape” series. It is on page 33 of book 5 (of 8) of my hand-written mixtape archive.
Artists include Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, Richie Havens, Country Joe & The Fish and more. I also included Crosby, Still, Nash & Young’s version of Joni Mitchell’s Woodstock as the mixtape opening track.
‘Rockville’. The word alone would seem to demand a respectful rock-on hand gesture to be waved proudly in the air (lizard-like tongue and crazy eyes optional). However, this is not your average hard-hitting, what-you-expect-is-what-you-get rock musical. If anything, it should be called a peace musical. Inspired by the ‘flower power’ concept of peace and love upheld during the time of the Vietnam War during the 1960s, the message that comes through loud and clear is one of change, hope, and the dire need to preserve our earth for future generations.
According to Rockville composer, Johnny Ray, Rockville 2069 can be briefly described as a “futuristic rock musical that is at heart a love story set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world.”
With buzz words like ‘1960’s Woodstock’, ‘sci-fi’, ‘rock’ and ‘post-apocalyptic’ running through my head, I’m not quite sure how to categorise the genre of this production; an umbrella term would simply not be accurate enough.
Had a great evening on Saturday night at the launch of Rockville 2069.
Rockville 2069 is a futuristic rock musical that is at heart a love story set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world and steeped in the philosophies that characterise the rebellion of the sixties, the seventies and those that are currently shaping our world.