The list author says: "- rock music and culture had a freshness and innocence that tapered off towards the late seventies. by 1980 cocaine, stds and ego had replaced mj, freelove and poetry. woodstock became altamont, hippies became druggies, the sexes drifted apart, and me/me/me became cool, except in little pockets, where people were turning inwards and finding harmony with self . . .
true creativity needs hunger, vision and sincerity. ego is a death trap. you have to be numb to fall into it. music was the dominant artform then and poet-musicians were redefining hope and passion. after 1980 music became too whiny for me. i drifted away into world music, jazz, classical etc. here's what i remember from those days . . ."
"pure poetry and great music ! to my taste, this is the greatest album of its era. has a lot of heart, mysticism, surrealist poetry, amazing lyrics, very creative music, superb vocals etc etc very high feeling !"
"this is the album where the Beatles entered into their modernism. they were no longer a pop band playing for the crowds - now they had something to say. this is also where the Beatles finally caught up with what was going on culturally and were trying to be hippies."
"in another age Hendrix would have been remembered as a great poet. his guitar-work and music-composing ability really set him apart. imho, Hendrix is the greatest composer of his time. a truly introverted artist."