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Movies, TV, and Stage


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   Changeover (Stage, 1965) Written by Fred Hayden, directed by Nina Serrano. An anti-Vietnam war play performed at San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley. Music by CJM, performed by Barry "The Fish" Melton and CJM. Score includes the song "Who Am I."

A Day in the Life of... (TV documentary, 1967) Directed by Robert Zagone. A film about Country Joe and the Fish.

How We Stopped the War (Documentary short, 1967) Directed by David Peoples. Follows Country Joe and the Fish on its way to an anti-Vietnam War rally. 29 min.

Poster for Revolution    Revolution (Documentary, 1969) Directed by Jack O'Connell. Life among the hippies. Re-released in 1996, with later material added, as The Hippie Revolution. 90 min.

Monterey Pop (Documentary, 1969) Directed by D. A. Pennebaker. The film of the big rock show. 88 min.

Woodstock (Documentary, 1970) Directed by Michael Wadleigh. The film of the even bigger rock show. 184 min.

Captain Milkshake (1970) Directed by Richard Crawford. A Marine on leave from Vietnam comes home to Berkeley to discover a world of drugs, free love, and protest. Music by Country Joe and the Fish, Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Steve Miller Band, and Kaleidoscope. 89 min.

Read a letter I wrote about the songs in Quiet Days in Clichy    Quiet Days at Clichy (Denmark, 1970) Directed by Jens Jørgen Thorsen. Lisbet Lundquist, Elizabeth Reingaard, Wayne Rodda. Based on the book by Henry Miller. Music. 100 min.

Gas-s-s-s (1970) Directed by Roger Corman. Bud Cort, Cindy Williams, Ben Vereen, Talia Coppola (Shire). Poison gas kills everyone over 30 in one of the weirdest movies you ever saw. Edgar Allan Poe on a motorcycle! Country Joe and the Fish contribute music and appear briefly, credited as "Johnny and the Hurricanes." 79 min.

Read an article about the making of Que Hacer?    Que Hacer? (Chile, 1970) Directed by Saul Landau, Nina Serrano, and Raúl Ruiz. Sandy Archer. Chronicles the atmosphere of revolution and repression on the eve of the election of Salvador Allende as president of Chile. Music directed by CJM (with a cameo singing appearance), performed by Los Jaivas and CJM.
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Zachariah (1971) Directed by George Englund. John Rubenstein, Pat Quinn, Don Johnson, Country Joe and the Fish, Elvin Jones, New York Rock Ensemble, The James Gang, Dick Van Patten. A surrealistic musical Western, another of the weirdest movies you ever saw. Country Joe and the Fish play the Crackers, an outlaw band. 93 min.

The Omega Man (1971) Directed by Boris Sagal. Charlton Heston, Rosalind Cash. This time germ warfare kills everyone. There's a clip from Woodstock. 98 min.

Holland Pop (Bootleg, 1972) Film of the Kralingen Festival that apparently circulates underground. If anyone has more information, let us know.

Pickup's Tricks (Short, 1973) Directed by Gregory Pickup. Hybiscus and the Cockettes, Allen Ginsburg. Title song "Tricks Is Made for Kids" written and performed by CJM. Visit the site of the documentary film about the Cockettes.

Ovid's Metamorphoses (Stage, 1976?) Directed by Paul Sills. Leslie Ann Warren, Robin Menken. Performed at the Mark Tapper Forum in Los Angeles. Music written by CJM, performed by David Cohen and CJM.

More American Graffiti (1979) Directed by B.W.L.Norton. Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Mackenzie Phillips, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams. The Grafitti gang faces the 60s. A pickup version of Country Joe and the Fish plays "Fixin' To Die" (what else?) in the "Fillmore" scenes. 111 min.

Animated Joe    Vietnam: The Secret Agent (1983) Directed by Jacki Ochs. Documentary about Agent Orange and its effects. Music. 56 min.

The New Right (Documentary, 1983) Directed by Saul Landau. Music.

Vietnam Experience (Documentary, 1987) Directed by Daniel Keller and Joe McDonald. A long form music video combining my war songs with Vietnam footage. 29 min. Order this video.

Berkeley in the Sixties (Documentary, 1990) Directed by Mark Kitchell. Footage from How We Stopped the War, "Fixin' to Die" and "Death Sound Blues" on the soundtrack. 120 min.

Pepsi "Woodstock" commercial (1993) As myself. Watch it.

Tales of the City (TV miniseries, 1993) Directed by Alistair Reid. Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Chloe Webb, Marcus D'amico. Cameo appearance as "Joaquin." 360 min.

Animaniacs (TV series, 1994) Episode 59, "Woodstock Slappy." Produced by Steven Spielberg.


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