The hippie movement was a large musical and social subculture which was very popular from 1965 until about 1974. Hippies were visually recognizable by their long hair and anti-establishment attitude. They supported love and peace and wore flowers in their hair as a symbol of their peace loving nature.
In the 1960s Zappa's Mothers Of Invention were the only rock band who were critical of the hippie movement.
- The entire album We're Only In It For The Money is a sarcastic attack on flower power and the hippie movement. Especially the songs Who Needs The Peace Corps?, Absolutely Free (The Track), Flower Punk, and Mother People.
- Strictly Genteel (The Track): "Lord have mercy on the hippies and faggots"
- Wino Man - With Dr. John Routine: "We take all the stamped-out hippies way down the bayou"
- For Calvin (And His Next Two Hitch-Hikers) was inspired by two mysterious stoned hippies who once rode along with Cal Schenkel.
- Honey Don't You Want A Man Like Me: "They saw a real hippie who delivered their dinner."
- The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary: "A trend monger is a person who dreams up a trend like the twist... or flower power."
- This Is Phase III: "It's going to turn into another Haight-Ashbury. Remember how we commercialized on that scene?"
"I was never a hippie. Always a freak, but never a hippie." (Frank Zappa (Mother In Lore)