"Hey Man, is that freedom rock? Yeah man! Well, turn it up, man!"
Do you remember this TV commercial -- the one with the two hippies who sold this classic rock compilation album out of the back of their van? I certainly do. In fact, I was one of those who purchased it. I wish I held onto it, because it's impossible to find today.
Back in the late 80s when Freedom Rock was released there was a full-on hippie revival in effect. Kids were dressing like their bohemian parents did in the 60s and the Grateful Dead were dragging a whole new generation of tye-died, patchouli-drenched longhairs across the country. The subculture still exists today, but during the 60s revival of the late eightees an enterprising company put together this compilation of 40 classic rock hits (many of which I have a hard time associating with either freedom or hippies).
The sold-only-on-TV collection was sold on 4 LPs, 3 cassettes or 2 CDs. And now 20 years past the release of the Freedom Rock compilation, the songs still stand up.