Above: Li'l Abner creator Al Capp takes aim at the counterculture in a 1968 comic.
Here are a few tunes documenting the toxic levels of contentiousness that characterized relations between the youth movement and much of middle America in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
There are are couple of tunes that don't strictly adhere to the hippie hater formula though. Jay Mesco's Generation Gap tells the story of a father who is appalled by his son's counterculture tendencies but reads a book called How To Build A Bridge Across The Generation Gap and promptly grows a beard and begins wearing striped flairs in a desperate attempt to fit in. And in Charlie Daniels' first person Uneasy Rider (1973), it's Charlie himself who is picked on by intolerant rednecks.
Merv Shiner - Protest (2:51)
Leon Womack - Far Left (2:06)