This project resulted from a confluence of seemingly unrelated phenomena: a peace sign erected in a yard outside a rural community in Wisconsin; a "Support the Troops" sign a little further down the road; a garden of stone, as the cemeteries that comprise white, tablet-shaped grave markers are called in the military, also in Wisconsin; and the Steve Miller Band anthem "Never Kill Another Man," from Number 5. Released in November 1970, six months after the Kent State and Jackson State war protest shootings, the remarkable disc features three bold, even for the time, antiwar songs. Pacifism is never easy, especially during war time. By contrast, jingoism travels the path of least resistance. And art, well, it is by nature subversive and propagandistic. The more political, the less subtle. Subtle this video is not. Redacting of troop photos courtesy of US Department of Defense.

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