The late ‚Äô60s were a mixed bag for Muddy Waters. A left-turn into psychedelia with his 1968 album, ‚ÄėElectric Mud‚Äô, had alienated his base. Though it elicited a short-lived sales spree and an enthusiasm among youth culture across the pond in England, Waters didn‚Äôt love the feeling that he‚Äôd sold out, that he‚Äôd abandoned the very sound he‚Äôd made popular. In 1969, Waters needed to pivot, and away from the longhairs. He made ‚ÄėFathers and Sons‚Äô.