50 Phil Ochs Fans Can't Be Wrong


50 Phil Ochs Fans Can't Be Wrong

"If there's any hope for America, it lies in a revolution, and if there's any hope for a revolution in America, it lies in getting Elvis Presley to become Che Guevara."- Phil Ochs

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"God help the troubadour who tries to be a star"- "Chords of Fame," 1970

This group is to discuss the legacy and amazing music of the late Phil Ochs.

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How were you introduced to Phil and his music? 6 Replies

For me, unfortunately, it came at about the same time as he was committing suicide....I had a poetry class in high school, and Mrs. Stevenson, bless her heart, played I'm not Marching any more" for…Continue

Started by JoelB. Last reply by Kim Ruehl Nov 21, 2012.

Favorite Phil Ochs Song 8 Replies

For me it has to be divided into two categories: his folk period and the rock/pop period. Anyway, my two faves are "Here's to the State of Mississippi" and "Crucifixion."

Started by Adam Sheets. Last reply by Caio Prestes Goes Rocha Nov 20, 2012.

50 phil ochs fans 1 Reply

There But For Fortune is a feature length documentary on Phil that will be released theatrically in Jan., 2011. www.philochsthemovie.com

Started by A fan. Last reply by Richard Flynn May 1, 2011.

Talkin' Blues 1 Reply

Talkin' Blues was a favorite songwriting form of Woody Guthrie, and all of his followers have used it -- Pete Seeger, Dylan, Arlo were masters of the form, but I think that Phil was the best at it.…Continue

Started by Lost Hills. Last reply by Adam Sheets Oct 10, 2010.

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Comment by Caio Prestes Goes Rocha on November 20, 2012 at 6:21pm

Hey Donna, I work at what you could call an Album Rock web radio here in Brazil that's relatively popular in the area. It was always a dream of mine to play Phil's songs to them. I was afraid in the beginning, since not all rock fans nowadays are interested in folk music, let alone topical music. But I gathered some courage and played I Ain't Marching Anymore at an audience peak a couple of shows ago, and they responded well. It felt amazing. I'm definitly going to play many more of his songs for them.

Comment by Caio Prestes Goes Rocha on November 20, 2012 at 5:47pm

His view probably wouldn't have changed much, but if he had been there in the last 36 years, maybe things would be a little different today.

Comment by lou paschall on November 20, 2012 at 2:48am

kinda cool,turkey day approaching'almost 50 phl ochs fans-there but for fortune may b my FB post for thanksgiving,or,well the obvious alices rest.....but cool following this that it's within 4---wonder how phil would see the world today----probably not so much has changed as he viewed politics and humanity......

Comment by Caio Prestes Goes Rocha on November 19, 2012 at 8:44pm

Only 4 now.

Comment by William Michael Coughlan on November 17, 2012 at 1:27pm
Love Phil.
Comment by Cap Wilhelm-Safian on October 9, 2012 at 10:04pm

We need seven more members to make this work.

Comment by Cap Wilhelm-Safian on October 5, 2012 at 1:31pm

I learned about Phil through a good friend in high school. As a young folkista, Phil's music showed me the power of a well turned lyric. It's hard to pick a favorite, but "When I'm Gone" sums up my feelings about the role of the folk singer and the purpose of art. Thanks for creating this page Adam.

Comment by lou paschall on January 30, 2011 at 4:59pm

and so

google phil




looking fwd the doc


there but for fortune


when i' gone


think i'll check out pleaures of the harbor again...

Comment by Adam Sheets on January 16, 2011 at 9:51am
I've seen the documentary and plan on reviewing it. I'll link to this group at the bottom of my review.
Comment by Donna L. Halper on January 16, 2011 at 9:50am
Somebody, I forget who, sent a tweet a while back mentioning one of the essays on this group.  I was always a big Phil Ochs fan and played his music when I was a disc jockey, so I checked it out and signed up.  I'd be happy to send a tweet myself about the group.  What angle can we pursue-- as in, you only get 140 characters, so what pithy thing can I say to get people to join us?

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