Phil Ochs Musical and Lyrical Sophistication

While I keep finding more and more reason to find Phil Och’s songs almost eerily prescient about the contemporary situation (he died in 1976), I have written elsewhere about seeing him when I was a student in what we used to call Junior High (now “Middle School”), his Facebook group, and his mostly unexplored connection to the pop music of his day, the diary is actually an attempt (probably a poor one), to highlight his musical knowledge and sophistication. I am probably one of the last people in the world you would want to read talking about this, as I’ll  admit right now that even at my best, I was a poor amateur musician, and I know virtually nothing about music theory.

 

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