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Over at Facebook, I saw a Songfacts story about the Kent State shootings which led Neil Young to compose "Ohio." The song was a grim hit back then, and has become a classic for Political Rock scholars. About the same time, Steve Miller composed a song about the Kent and Jackson State shootings, which occurred the same year, though the latter has been forgotten. Submitted for your cogitation, a 1972 Radio Bremen look at the song and the composer. I bought the LP that this song appears on, and a "Danny the Red" student criticized it for muffled lyrics, obscuring the Revolutionary theme. Belated
In 1970, "Big Brother" was the name of a band to most Rockers, and the idea that The Government might not have your best interests at heart was foreign to many. Randy California found Newspeak creeping into the light and penned this warning. (Who is this "David Bowie" anyway?;)