As usual, riffing on friday music challenge. This time “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) — Challenge #195.
Okay, when “or Barry McGuire,” was mentioned, I went “Eve of Destruction,” still one of the best protest songs!
So, until I write something, here are some music placeholders: The “original” from 1965, and a live version, with updated lyrics and hints of religion, from 2012. And total rewrite circa 2009/2012. Heck, another rewrite is probably due . . .
And some “interesting” covers:
November 14, 2021 at 4:23 pm
Great song, great great post 💜💜💜
November 15, 2021 at 5:04 am
I really enjoy all the information I get from these Friday Music Challenges. Such an indepth prompt, which often sends me in various musical directions.
November 15, 2021 at 5:19 am
I love music prompts too I always do Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday. 💜
November 15, 2021 at 8:14 am
I’ve seen that on your blog (and on others). Maybe some day I’ll give it a whirl.
November 15, 2021 at 12:41 pm
It’s truly fun 💜
November 13, 2021 at 6:03 pm
I like the new lyrics, very cool. I had no idea that Billy Idol covered this, or the Pogues. Thanks for participating again Lorraine. This was definitely the best Vietnam War protest song, but it still seems valid today.
November 14, 2021 at 12:32 am
The lyrics/concept lends itself to other conflicts/issues. Shows how far the world hasn’t gone in over 50 years.