Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from And the Rest Is History - The Elektra Recordings by David Peel & The Lower East Side, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

And the Rest Is History - The Elektra Recordings

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

David Peel & the Lower East Side And the Rest Is History: The Elektra Recordings collects both of these albums, remastered — of course — from the original tapes, as well as two previously unissued tracks recorded for, but not used on, the second album. It also includes a nifty informative booklet with Peel's recollections of the recording of the albums, and a track-by-track commentary on his composition of the songs. Since their release three decades ago, legions of bipedal non-hoofed mammals from all around the world have adopted several songs from these David Peel & the Lower East Side albums as the equivalent of National Anthems. And, since these two Elektra albums, Peel has continued to record and release albums that express his unique vision and musical viewpoints as well as remain active as an icon, advocate, and volunteer for social and political reform in which he strongly believes. So return now to the time of pink prismed eyeglasses, hand-rolled patchouli incense, and colorfully patched denims. To the time of co-ed bodypainting, cross-country Volkswagen expeditions, and "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" played at full volume. To the time of peace, love, and understanding before warfare was conducted from satellites, before generic names of antibiotics were household words, and before cynicism became a full-time national sport. Both Have a Marijuana and The American Revolution have been out of print in the United States for about a quarter of a century, and neither has ever before been released on compact disc anywhere on planet Earth. Listeners are blessed because the archivists at Rhino Handmade have painstakingly cultivated all of the original master tapes in order to again plant the creative seeds of And the Rest Is History: The Elektra Recordings into your personal audio stash. ~ R.W. Hand, Rovi

Customer Reviews

And the rest is history

I met David back in the late 70's and he was a character! I was with this guy who played guitar and David liked people who could hang and play. He invited us all back to his place and we met Sid and Nancy. I didn't think anything of it at the time, never knowing how famous they'd become later. The thing was they were all so friendly and open; a lot of fun to be around, and comfortable. Same way I feel about the music, after all I feel aligned to this type coming from the same era. I enjoy the album and relate to it. Great listening pleasure!

The best of the burnt!

Many of David's most famous songs were released on Elektra, and it's nice to have them all together in a convenient format. From the 3-chord arrangements to the crowd yelling along in the live recordings, David stays true to his street-rock aesthetic. Though he's known mostly for marijuana songs, a careful listen to the more obscure tracks reveals quirky, observant, wry takes on many social issues of the past few decades. Even today, 40 years after many of these songs were written, you can run into David at CBGBs or on St Mark's Place, carrying a battered acoustic guitar and as full of energy as ever, planning the next free concert and spreading good cheer.


memories of Mar y Sol.....Peel was playing in the jungle under a tent I believe, in Puerto Rico 1972. I can't believe I found this album!! My ol gang and I use to get jump started for parties with his music. I think he can still do it for us ( jump start us again ) We sure need this day and time. Love this album!!!


Born: New York, NY

Genre: Dance

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

David Peel was, and still is, a street musician and political activist from the Lower East Side of New York City. With a collection of friends who became his bandmates and who were eponymously called the Lower East Side, he recorded two groundbreaking albums of social reflections, urban tales, and hippie mythology for Elektra Records. The first, entitled Have a Marijuana, was released in 1968. The second, The American Revolution, was released in 1970. Both were...
Full Bio
And the Rest Is History - The Elektra Recordings, David Peel
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings