Much of Country Joe and the Fish's fame can be traced back to the 1970 documentary Woodstock. In theaters around the planet, heads and squares alike witnessed the band lead a sprawling pit of mud-caked rebels, rowdies and freaks through one of the most profane and satirical anti-war protest songs of all time: And it's 1-2-3 what are we fighting for?/ Don't ask me -- I don't give a damn/ Next stop is VietnamÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¦ If you can peel back all the Summer of Love cliches, it's one of the classic moments in the history of American youth culture. At the same time, that all-too-brief moment forever tagged Country Joe (who once served in the Navy) as nothing more than a hippie novelty, something to be parodied and mocked. That's a shame, really. Not only was Country Joe McDonald an inventive songwriter, but the Fish were one of the psychedelic era's more complex outfits, exploring everything from dreamy folk-pop to Zappa-like freakery to jug-band shenanigans a la Jim Kweskin. The Fish could also jam (although no one would mistake them for the Grateful Dead or Quicksilver Messenger Service). Unfortunately, the group failed to maintain a stable lineup and fell apart not long after Woodstock.