Album Cover Art Wednesday: Wake Up, America

In addition to being a rabble-rouser who was one of the Chicago 7, Abbie Hoffman fancied himself a standup comedian. He was pretty good as didactic political comedians go.

Wake Up, America is Hoffman’s only album. Being on the lam for six years makes it hard to perform and record your act.

The artwork is by Peter Bramley. It’s heavily influenced by R Crumb. It’s okay: Crumb got his own movie and Bramley did not. So it goes.

Here’s the whole damn album via YouTube:

My favorite Abbie Hoffman moment was when Pete Townshend kicked him off the stage at Woodstock. Pete was in the right. Hoffman interrupted the Who’s set:

I could not find video of the incident. So it goes.

One thought on “Album Cover Art Wednesday: Wake Up, America

  1. Tommy T says:

    Courtesy of all places, Freeperville – It’s the wind-up – and the pitch…

    https://i2.wp.com/first-draft.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/TownshendHoffman.jpg?ssl=1&resize=438%2C438

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