Here We Are Again – Country Joe and the Fish – 1969


Album Here We Are Again by Country Joe and the Fish
Album Here We Are Again by Country Joe and the Fish

Here We Are Again is the title of the fourth studio album by Country Joe and the Fish, a psychedelic rock band from San Francisco. The album was released in July 1969 by Vanguard Records and reached number 48 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album features songs written by Country Joe McDonald and Barry Melton, who were the only original members of the band left at the time. The album also includes guest appearances by other musicians, such as Jack Casady from Jefferson Airplane and Peter Albin from Big Brother and the Holding Company.

The album has a mix of psychedelic rock and folk rock styles, with some tracks featuring string and brass arrangements. The album received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its musical diversity and others criticizing its lack of cohesion and originality. The album did not produce any hit singles, but some of its songs, such as “Here I Go Again” and “Crystal Blues”, became fan favorites.


Here We Are Again is a solid album that shows Country Joe and the Fish starting to move in a new direction. While it may not be as groundbreaking as their earlier work, it’s still a worthwhile listen for fans of the band.

The personnel of the album Here We Are Again by Country Joe and the Fish, released in 1969, are as follows:

  • Country Joe McDonald – lead vocals (tracks 1–3, 5–8); harmony vocals (track 4), guitars
  • Barry “The Fish” Melton – electric guitar (tracks 1–6, 9, 10), electric slide guitar (tracks 7, 8), backing vocals (tracks 1–3, 5, 6, 8), lead vocals (tracks 4, 9, 10)
  • David Cohen – keyboards (tracks 1–5, 8–10)
  • Gary “Chicken” Hirsh – drums, percussion (all tracks)
  • Mark Ryan – bass (tracks 1, 2, 6)
  • Jack Casady – bass (tracks 3–5, 9, 10)
  • Peter Albin – bass (tracks 7, 8)
  • Mark Kapner – piano (tracks 7, 8)

Source: Wikipedia

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