zdbd – Who Needs the Peace Corps

A spindly and upbeat parody of late 60s hippie culture. The tune features jangling guitars and the occasional muted horn. The chorus ends with a hooky imperative to “go to San Francisco,” and the bridge is a spoken-verse riff on hippie gear, including a “book of Indian lore.” Our intrepid narrator decides he’ll “love everyone” and join a rock group in a communal house. The hippie dream ends suddenly with the contraction of an STI — but true to form, as a dedicated ‘Frisco hippie, our narrator “really [doesn’t] care.”

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