What was America fighting for according to Country Joe and the Fish?

This song is a satire of US government attitudes toward the Vietnam War. Country Joe McDonald released it at the height of the war after he had been discharged from the US Navy for several years. He wrote it in about 30 minutes after it popped into his head.

What happened to Country Joe and the Fish?

Country Joe and the Fish members sporadically reconvene, most notably when the classic 1967 lineup recorded Reunion in 1977. The lineup, except Melton, came together again as the Country Joe Band in 2004. Though the Country Joe Band disbanded in 2006, some of the members still occasionally tour together.

Who wrote Fixin To Die Rag?

Country Joe McDonald
The “Fish” Cheer / I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag/Composers

“I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag” is a song by the American psychedelic rock band Country Joe and the Fish, written by Country Joe McDonald, and first released as the opening track on the extended play Rag Baby Talking Issue No. 1, in October 1965 (see 1965 in music).

What is the tone of the song I feel like I’m Fixin To Die Rag?

Musically, Feel Like I’m Fixin to Die takes the form of an upbeat ragtime song from the 1920s yet its lyrics are dark and sardonic, filled with black humour and pointed commentary about the folly of the Vietnam War. The dark tone of Feel Like I’m Fixin to Die meant it received little airplay on radio or television.

Did Country Joe and the Fish play at Woodstock?

Country Joe & The Fish | 50 Years of Peace & Music. The sky opened up at the end of Joe Cocker’s Woodstock performance, and the deluge that fell on the festival caused a three-hour delay. Taking the wet stage at about 6:30, Country Joe & The Fish were only the second act to perform on Sunday afternoon.

How Old Is Country Joe?

79 years (January 1, 1942)
Country Joe McDonald/Age

Was Country Joe in the army?

McDonald, 44, never served in Vietnam. But having enlisted in the Navy at 17 and been stationed as an air traffic controller at the Atsugi, Japan, air facility until his honorable discharge in 1962, he refers to himself as a “Vietnam era veteran.”