Saturday, 30 April 2011

Phil Ochs - All Quiet on the Western Front

Recorded live on May 16, 1969 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, PA.

Phil Ochs in the News

There but for Dylan
There But for Fortune, Kenneth Bowser's documentary about 1960s protest singer Phil Ochs, is like the man himself – fascinating and frustrating. ...

Is the Protest Song Dead?
New York Times
And since the book quotes the protest singer Phil Ochs's quip that he would “rather listen to a good song on the side of segregation than a bad song on the ...

Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Washington Post
Half a century ago he served as a major influence for the likes of Bob Dylan and Phil Ochs and just shy of his 80th birthday is experiencing a second ...

Monday, 25 April 2011

Phil Ochs - Firehouse 35

Recorded live on June 3, 1965 at the Gaslight Cafe, New York City.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Phil Ochs in the News

There But For fortune
Mesquite Local News
... singer/songwriter Phil Ochs makes an appropriate summary for an article on how student activists during the sixties ended up in the places they have ...

'I'm certainly not in any way tired of the music'
City Pulse
“I played a lot of Pete Seeger and some of the anti-war singer/songwriters, the protest singers who were still active in the 1970s: Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, ...

Say it ain't so Bob
Irish Echo
You once accused the great Phil Ochs, a bona-fide politico, of being a mere journalist (ouch!). Water under the bridge now. But you did write “With God On ...

What's the Best Protest Song Ever?
The Nation.
... Bob Dylan's Blowin' in the Wind, Phil Ochs' I Ain't Marchin' Anymore, Bob Marley's Get Up, Stand Up, Gil Scott-Heron's The Revolution Will Not be ...

Dan Berman Reviews “Phil Ochs”
I’ll be the first to confess that the folk music in general never appealed to me but after watching this astounding work it’s made me a fan for life. It’s not every day a film causes a sense of inspiration and hope through tough times, but this effort really captures your imagination and provokes you to be creative.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Phil Ochs Covers: Joan Baez - There But For Fortune (Live 2011)

Medium Cool (1969)

Medium Cool (1969) is a film written and directed by Haskell Wexler and starring Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill and Harold Blankenship. It takes place in Chicago in the summer of 1968. It was notable for Wexler's use of cinema vérité-style documentary filmmaking techniques, as well as for combining fictional and non-fictional content.

In 2003, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Phil Ochs News: There But for Fortune Documentary to Be Released on DVD

The DVD for Kenneth Bowser's documentary Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune will be released on July 19, 2011.

Phil Ochs' biopic shows dark side of '60s folk music scene
Bellingham Herald
The short and tragic life of Phil Ochs is as involving as the music he wrote and played, and that is saying a great deal. If you remember the 1960s, ...

'Phil Ochs' documentary finally gives Cleveland-bred 1960s singer-songwriter his due
By Michael Sangiacomo, The Plain Dealer
At last Phil Ochs, one of the brightest lights of the 1960s folk scene, is getting a measure of the respect he deserves.

WKSU News: Phil Ochs Remembered
By Vivian Goodman
A new documentary follows protest singer Phil Ochs from his folk roots in Ohio in the 1960s to his emotional collapse and suicide...

A 1960s voice that's still worth hearing in 2011
By Chuck Jaffee
When Phil Ochs came to know Bob Dylan, Ochs changed his tune a little. Instead of saying that he was striving to be the best songwriter alive, Ochs was satisfied to work at being the second best songwriter alive.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Phil Ochs in the News

'Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune' a sobering look at a '60s folk singer
Kansas City Star
Sixties troubadour Phil Ochs desperately wanted stardom but lived in the shadow of Bob Dylan. But Phil Ochs, who in the early '60s was every bit as ...

'60s singer Phil Ochs doc at Cinema Arts
By RAFER GUZMÁN Though not the most famous musical figure of the 1960s, the protest singer Phil Ochs was one of the most emblematic ...

Poet of protest: 'Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune' chronicles the life and times of folk singer
New York Daily News
Phil Ochs — sometimes Dylan's friend, sometimes his rival, sometimes his target and forever his compadre from the 1960s Greenwich Village music world — had ...

Documentary shines light on '60s folk singer Phil Ochs - PopMatters
By Rafer Guzman
NEW YORK — Though not the most famous musical figure of the 1960s, the protest singer Phil Ochs was one of the most emblematic. He began the decade raising his voice against injustice and war, but ended it feeling increasingly voiceless ...

Remembering Phil Ochs, 35 Years After His Death | The New Republic
By David Hajdu
Thirty-five years ago this Saturday, Phil Ochs, the earnest singing polemicist of the 1960s, hung himself. He suffered from depression and other emotional ...