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Rag Baby EP 1: Talking Issue

Songs Of Opposition

Country Joe & The Fish / Peter Krug

Initial release : October 1965

Rag Baby 1001

The first Rag Baby EP produced to be distributed in an envelope with pages from Rag Baby magazine. It includes two tracks by Country Joe & The Fish and two by Peter Krug. Country Joe & The Fish were originally formed to record the music for this EP.

Tracks

Side 1

  • I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag (McDonald)
  • Superbird (McDonald)
Side 2
  • Fire in the City (Krug)
  • Johnny's Gone to the War (Krug)
Musicians

I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag and Superbird are by Country Joe & The Fish;

  • Country Joe McDonald - guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Barry Melton - acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Carl Shrager - washboard, kazoo
  • Bill Steele - bass, washtub bass
  • Mike Beardslee - harmony vocals
  • U.S. Establishment - war*
* The war heard on this record is entirely fictitious and is not to be considered as actual recordings of any war currently being carried out by the U.S. Government or any of it's agencies.

Fire in the City and Johnny's Gone to the War are by Peter Krug;

  • Peter Krug - guitar, vocals
Notes

This 7" 'LP' (played at LP speed) was distributed in a printed envelope (the front of which is shown above) together with pages from the Rag Baby magazine. The issue was Volume 1, Issue A and was produced in October 1965. Originally only 100 copies were pressed.

The musicians credits include, 'U.S. Establishment - war', a note is attached to this on the rear of the pamphlet;

The war heard on this record is entirely fictitious and is not to be considered as actual recordings of any war currently being carried on by the US Government or any of it's agencies.
Related releases

A facsimile of this EP is included on the box set;

  • The Rag Baby EPs, Country Joe & The Fish/Peter Krug/Country Joe McDonald, 2001
All the tracks from this EP were included on Superbird was included on; I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag was included on; I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag and Superbird were included on; I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag was included on; Version of I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag have been included on a number of various artist compilations. However it is uncertain whether these are this Rag Baby EP version or the version from the second Country Joe & The Fish LP.
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