Cast into a moment of tumult and discovery, Pearls Before Swine contributed a uniquely earthy strain to the arc of sound that defined the time and place of the later 1960s, via exotic instruments, electronic oscillation or pure, simple intent as communicated by Tom Rapp's erudite, yet humane songs. There was proto-punk in the mix, rife with humor, aloft with the pastoral acoustics of the banjo; music of the people of the world, all in the service of Rapp's visceral, unblinking lyrics.
To celebrate the return of One Nation Underground's original mix, we're sharing a live performance of that album's "(Oh Dear) Miss Morse", recorded in 1998 - 30 years after the original was issued. Since it is now almost another 20 years later, the message is clear; some things stand (and defy) the test of time. The recording below also contains a glorious bonus of stage banter from Rapp highlighting with his dry wit the absurdity of the drug culture in those days.
Listen below and get your copy of the 50th anniversary, monophonic (aka definitive) version of One Nation Underground...today!