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hippiemusic101
11-08-2005, 08:09 PM
This a REAL AWSOME BAND!!!(physed out or not) i dont think these guys and girl get talked about enough here. they were a big part in the psychedlic movement. so here we go...

TheHeartbreaker
11-08-2005, 08:48 PM
Man, I thought no one would ever bring them up. An EXTREMELY unappreciated band. Their live stuff is great.

I got the Woodstock DVD where they've got a couple of toons on there, and I have some CDs by them. Bless It's Pointed Little Head is a great album of one of their live concerts.

JethroTullfan72
11-08-2005, 09:10 PM
White Rabbit and Somebody to Love are their best songs.

Stacked Actors
11-08-2005, 09:19 PM
I'm the only kid in my school who listens to them. They rule. I can't tell their best songs cause there's to many of them.

hippiemusic101
11-08-2005, 09:23 PM
:cheers: same here^^^ if anybody from my school listed to the stuff i listen to they would laugh and try to get me into rap or country

jayr123guitar
11-08-2005, 09:28 PM
Their box set is awesome...........

frippogenics
11-08-2005, 09:37 PM
My favorite albums in order:

Surrealistic Pillow
After Bathing At Baxters
Volunteers
Crown Of Creation
Takes Off
Bless Its Pointy Little Head

Stula1031
11-08-2005, 10:51 PM
:cheers: same here^^^ if anybody from my school listed to the stuff i listen to they would laugh and try to get me into rap or country

Me too. It is a known fact that I'm the only kid who realy likes Phsychedelic Rock in my school. they all think its to weird. Oh well I go to school with a bunch of latinos (I am half Cuban but I can't speak Spanish to well) and they all listen to their rap and stuff. No country though. Either Rap or Ska....

hippiemusic101
11-08-2005, 10:57 PM
Me too. It is a known fact that I'm the only kid who realy likes Phsychedelic Rock in my school. they all think its to weird. Oh well I go to school with a bunch of latinos (I am half Cuban but I can't speak Spanish to well) and they all listen to their rap and stuff. No country though. Either Rap or Ska....
i am probably the only kid for miles who likes Phsychedelic Rock, i live in ****in texas

I want to get some more ja albums recomendations?

marchoso
11-08-2005, 11:00 PM
surrealistic pillow has their only singles, somebody to love and white rabbit, so that would be a good start. i would then lean toward volunteers. or you know, just buy a 'best of' cd.

from the bands bio:

Many legendary bands opened for the Airplane: Grateful Dead, Santana, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who, Janis Joplin, Steve Miller, and many others.

not only do they rock, they're some of the coolest looking guys i've ever seen.

frippogenics
11-08-2005, 11:08 PM
I got a couple good friends that listen to psychedelia. I also got a lot of friends that listen to punk and metal but appreciate the CR that I bring to the table. Its the good life hah.

the snow queen
11-09-2005, 02:26 AM
Well as much as i like Somebody to love and white rabbit (both awsome songs) I really like the longer more tripped out songs, like wooden ships and plastic fantastic lover.

ghettohippygrrl
11-09-2005, 02:29 AM
:wtf: WE BUILT THIS CITY ON ROCK ANND ROLL!!! :wtf:

marchoso
11-09-2005, 02:43 AM
it may have been grace slick singing, but it wasn't the jefferson airplane. tangle with the membership some and you got yourself a starship.

Diabolic Clown
11-09-2005, 07:49 AM
Great band, about time someone made a thread about them. Surrealistic Pillow is an awesome album. Im the only one at my school that listens to them too though, which is a shame. They put out alot of great music. My friends, who listen to quite a bit of psychedelic music, won't listen to them.

rx_eb
11-09-2005, 09:05 AM
:wtf: WE BUILT THIS CITY ON ROCK ANND ROLL!!! :wtf:

that isn't jefferson airplane

XXAllApologiesX
11-09-2005, 09:25 AM
I love jefferson airplane, i got the greatest hits and White rabbit is one of their best songs

HendrixEdge
11-09-2005, 09:28 AM
that isn't jefferson airplane

Starship. :p:

prsfloyd
11-09-2005, 09:48 AM
If we can build this thing together blah, blah, blah , blah, blah blah, nothins gonna stop us now (higher) Nothins gonna stop us

My mom used to put this one on the way to football practice.
Sweet song

bong-water
11-12-2005, 05:34 AM
Ya, I really enjoy Jefferson Airplane, and are very underated. My friend only knows them as the band that has the woman who got screwed by Jim Morrison.

rx_eb
11-12-2005, 06:22 AM
Starship. :p:

;)

Jarrett Moore
11-12-2005, 01:45 PM
Jeffersonn Airplane is a kickass band. They have great psychedelia in their era. Just recently ive been getting into their stuff they're awasome. and yer right they arent realy talked about enough on here.

hippiemusic101
11-12-2005, 02:41 PM
if anybody is interested here is their bio

airplane http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/jefferson_airplane/bio.jhtml

starship http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/jefferson_starship/bio.jhtml

drummerdara
01-09-2006, 07:49 PM
:cheers: same here^^^ if anybody from my school listed to the stuff i listen to they would laugh and try to get me into rap or country

hay! im not like that!

Jarrett Moore
01-09-2006, 10:03 PM
ITS SPELT J-I-M-I Hendrix. It's a kickass sig, i love Hendrix but at least spell his name right.

jayr123guitar
01-10-2006, 09:02 AM
Heres a couple cool videos:

http://www.youtube.com/w/Jefferson-Airplane---Somebody-To-Love-%5B1967%5D?v=6U-VGldzhdE&search=jefferson%20airplane

http://www.youtube.com/w/Jefferson-Airplane--White-Rabbit?v=fCfbKW3W4VU&search=jefferson%20airplane

Cousin Kevin
01-10-2006, 05:05 PM
awsum stuff^^

great band, deffiantly not as appreciated as they should be

KingBrendan5149
01-10-2006, 06:45 PM
they rock. that's all i have to say.

frippogenics
01-10-2006, 06:50 PM
Heres a couple cool videos:

http://www.youtube.com/w/Jefferson-Airplane---Somebody-To-Love-%5B1967%5D?v=6U-VGldzhdE&search=jefferson%20airplane

http://www.youtube.com/w/Jefferson-Airplane--White-Rabbit?v=fCfbKW3W4VU&search=jefferson%20airplane

That White Rabbit video is awesome.

TheHeartbreaker
01-10-2006, 07:50 PM
I love in Somebody to Love, where that guys just sitting there smoking, lol. :smoke:

Great band. Grace Slick is an awesome singer, and uh, lemme get this outta the way... Jack Cassady looks like he's got down syndrome.

Cousin Kevin
01-10-2006, 08:11 PM
does anybody have any J.Airplane that they would be willing to trade? i have surrealistic pillow alread. my aim is cousin24kevin. here is my list http://www.recordnerd.com/lists/cousin24kevin/

misfits385
01-10-2006, 08:13 PM
Yup great band.

powerstroke
01-10-2006, 10:53 PM
I can't believe no one has brought it up... embryotic journey, my favorite acoustic song of all time. :rolleyes: if you have never heard it, listen, it is very very good.

drummerdara
01-11-2006, 07:49 AM
ITS SPELT J-I-M-I Hendrix. It's a kickass sig, i love Hendrix but at least spell his name right.

sorry i copied and pasted it off of something

Cousin Kevin
01-11-2006, 06:53 PM
i am about to purchase one of there albums off iTunes, which should i get Takes Off, Volunteers, or Crown Of Creation (or if u recomend another one please tell me what it is)

frippogenics
01-11-2006, 07:33 PM
I recommend After Bathing At Baxters. After that, Volunteers and Crown Of Creation are both good for different reasons, so you would probably be happy with either, but for the hell of it, I'll recommend Crown. Takes Off is ok, I'd buy it too if I were you, but I'd get those three first.

Carnivean
03-21-2007, 10:10 AM
Here is something interesting, look at the guitarist in this video when it first shows him.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=uBFI9qbRJEo <---Jefferson Airplane 1969 Woodstock

daytripper75
03-21-2007, 02:33 PM
ive only really heard maybe 10-15 songs. they seem pretty good from what ive heard.

radio_schizo
03-22-2007, 07:52 AM
Great band.

My favourite members are Jorma(Lead guitar) Jack(bass). Those two are what makes the band so damn good in my opinion.

And then there's Marty Balin. He has one of the most soulfull voices in rock. He makes up for Grace's voice!

This video is so cool: Jefferson Airplane Rooftop concert (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHkgMLXY7wg)

R_H_C_P
03-23-2007, 03:56 PM
I just downloaded a few of their tracks, and I'm honestly loving them. Any suggestions on what to download/buy?

therussian
03-23-2007, 04:53 PM
Surrealistic Pillow is a great album, try it out. Crown of Creation is great too, but not like SP.


If you want a compilation album, get The Worst of Jefferson Airplane

garden of grey
03-23-2007, 06:22 PM
i am probably the only kid for miles who likes Phsychedelic Rock, i live in ****in texas

I want to get some more ja albums recomendations?

I am here too haha.


Good band, also.

TheHeartbreaker
03-24-2007, 08:51 PM
Does anyone else have Bless It's Pointed Little Head? It's an amazing live album; easily one of my favorites by any band.

Sloopy
03-25-2007, 12:17 PM
Does anyone else have Bless It's Pointed Little Head? It's an amazing live album; easily one of my favorites by any band.

One of the greatest live records out there IMO.

TheHeartbreaker
03-26-2007, 11:13 AM
What's your favorite song from it?

I've always thought that Fat Angel and Rock Me Baby were amazing.

radio_schizo
03-29-2007, 09:24 AM
Check out this quality video of Jorma and Jack playing together. http://youtube.com/watch?v=kT196UksWxc

Mna, I really need to get a Hot Tuna record. Both their playing is exceptional.

Page & friends
03-29-2007, 09:34 AM
i love jefferson airplane

i also saw a video of them and jane?(i dont remebr the girl singers name) was singing into a power cord :confused: (like what you plug into a wall

therussian
03-29-2007, 03:13 PM
Grace Slick

"Tele" Steve
03-29-2007, 03:15 PM
Great band. I have Surrealistic Pillow and Crown of Creation on vinyl. Sometimes I think I was born too late. I have the soul of a hippie. It's probably good that I live in Austin because that seems to be the only place in Texas that's in line with my musical tastes.

hamett91
08-18-2007, 06:50 PM
Jorma is one of my favorite guitar players. I don't he (or any of the band, for that matter) get near enough recognition.

TheHeartbreaker
08-18-2007, 07:31 PM
Check out this quality video of Jorma and Jack playing together. http://youtube.com/watch?v=kT196UksWxc

Mna, I really need to get a Hot Tuna record. Both their playing is exceptional.

Hot Tuna is awesome. I have a lot of their albums, and they're all great.

I highly recommend checking them out.

Mellow Gold
08-18-2007, 07:57 PM
I really dig the later stuff they did. Long John Silver showed that Jorma could come up with some really good guitar riffs.

entwistle44
08-18-2007, 11:54 PM
Ya, I really enjoy Jefferson Airplane, and are very underated. My friend only knows them as the band that has the woman who got screwed by Jim Morrison.


I didnīt know that!!! :eek: ........... I thought It had been Janis Joplin, I guess my dad was wrong ....... He also told me that Jack Bruce was gay but he said that just to annoy me

Highbinder
08-19-2007, 01:28 PM
I love JA, got to say their 'Feed Your Head' album is my favourite. Something about that period in time the live recordings just capture something that the studio albums leave out.

Fav song of theirs is probably Embryonic Journey. :D That sound really is a journey. Wow.

leftybassdude
08-19-2007, 01:35 PM
I got surrealistic pillow last night, and i must say its amazing

TheHeartbreaker
08-19-2007, 02:34 PM
Surrealistic Pillow is a good album, but I wouldn't call it my favorite.

And I agree with you, totally, Highbinder, about the live recordings.

Highbinder
08-19-2007, 03:32 PM
Surrealistic Pillow is a good album, but I wouldn't call it my favorite.

And I agree with you, totally, Highbinder, about the live recordings.

Live they sound so much more.. bluesy I guess. More energy, or something.. I dunno.. maybe its just personal preference but I really do prefer the live stuff from that era. I mean The Doors live or The Dead live, or even Zep or the Stones or countless other bands live, so much more incredible than their studio recordings :confused:

bartonwoobie
08-19-2007, 03:51 PM
grace slick is an outstanding singer. Somebody to love is an amazing song. that band is great.

TheHeartbreaker
08-19-2007, 06:05 PM
Live they sound so much more.. bluesy I guess. More energy, or something.. I dunno.. maybe its just personal preference but I really do prefer the live stuff from that era. I mean The Doors live or The Dead live, or even Zep or the Stones or countless other bands live, so much more incredible than their studio recordings :confused:

I agree with all except the live Led Zeppelin.

Don't get me wrong-their live material was great-but I think that Jimmy's mastery of the studio allowed him to create an atmosphere of music that was impossible to recreate live with only a single guitar, and for this reason I prefer the band's studio albums to their live ones (though the energy on their live albums is unmatched).

uldhppi
08-19-2007, 06:24 PM
"Bless It's Pointed Little Head" is my favorite. Every time I listen to it I close my eyes and see rainbows. The guitar is sooo heavy and Grace Slick is definitely the best female rock vocalist of the era. When I first saw her in her mini-skirt wailing away I almost had a heart-attack. Wow.

TheHeartbreaker
08-19-2007, 06:27 PM
So you saw The Airplane live? That must have been awesome, man.

neptune1988
08-27-2007, 10:12 PM
Does anyone know what brand of effects Paul Kantner (rythm guitarist) used?

TattooYou
08-30-2007, 11:43 AM
I love themm
there sweet. :)

mitch_33
08-31-2007, 09:08 PM
Im just starting to get into them, ive heard songs before, but i just bought the cd Live at the Fillmore East 1969..and i love it.

rock_and_blues
09-01-2007, 12:39 AM
to be brutally honest they are a "meh" like they had so much build up but i just didnt see what people saw in them...white rabbit, somebody to love, and 3/5 of a mile in 10 seconds are their best songs imo...the rest just sounds like filler imo

Highbinder
09-01-2007, 03:32 PM
to be brutally honest they are a "meh" like they had so much build up but i just didnt see what people saw in them...white rabbit, somebody to love, and 3/5 of a mile in 10 seconds are their best songs imo...the rest just sounds like filler imo


If they don't yank your chain the right way then fair enough but IMO you should give them a proper listen. And different people, different tastes but the songs you listed I wouldn't say are their best.

TheHeartbreaker
09-01-2007, 09:47 PM
I wouldn't call any of their songs their best, though 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds is among my favorites by the band.

However, based upon the song you listed, rock_and_blues, it appears to me as though you've only listened to Surrealistic Pillow, correct? :p:

Also, I can understand where you're coming from; to many people, a lot of material by the band may sound very abstract, and appear as "filler" (especially on their first few albums).

If you don't want to hear those shorter, more "strange" songs, I recommend picking up some of their live albums.

MagicalMe202
09-10-2007, 08:38 PM
Jefferson Airplane is amazing. <3 White Rabbit is one of my favorite songs ever (its the number one on my top plays on itunes. lol) No one really talks about it, but I really like the song Lather. The first time i heard it i was awed by the sound effects and stuff. I thought it was really cool. Also, A Small Package of Value Will Come to You Shortly is so trippy. Goodness gracious! If you listen to that when you're "out of it"... O.o :D

therussian
09-10-2007, 08:44 PM
Lather is indeed a great song.

I think I said it before in the thread, but Wooden Ships is amazing. I also like Greasy Heart

TheHeartbreaker
09-11-2007, 07:52 PM
Wooden Ships is great, though I personally prefer the Crosby, Stills, and Nash version of the song.

hamett91
07-26-2009, 12:12 AM
Wooden Ships is great, though I personally prefer the Crosby, Stills, and Nash version of the song.I never really liked Wooden Ships. It's probably my least favorite song off of Volunteers.

Has anyone heard the live version of Good Shepherd where Grace sings lead? I like it way more than the studio version.




Also, epic bump.

mccann685
07-26-2009, 02:11 PM
Does anyone have the Somebody to Love solo tab? I can never find it !

lavazza
07-27-2009, 07:07 AM
I think the solo tab is in the guitar pro tab on this site, I checked it and it doesnīt sound so good, but that normal for guitar pro tabs.....

I have Jefferson Airplaneīs Live at Fillmore East, itīs a good CD, though after 10 songs it gets a bit boring.
Embryonic Journey is a great song, Iīll always admire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuXqiVFnbY8

One of my bands once did a cover of Somebody to love, but to cover that is really hard, since they get a wall of sound with so little strums and still not much distortion.....

hamett91
02-02-2010, 11:49 PM
^ I think Paul used a 12 string, which could have something to do with it.

J-Smack
02-04-2010, 12:00 AM
What was with Jefferson Starship? Was that the end of Airplane or something?

Thefallofman
02-04-2010, 08:37 AM
I bought Grace's autobiography yesterday. Pretty good so far!

hamett91
06-07-2010, 08:20 PM
What was with Jefferson Starship? Was that the end of Airplane or something?
It was Paul and Grace. No one else from da 'Plane

anonymusneo
06-08-2010, 07:43 AM
Grace Slick's "Alice" is my fav :D

hamett91
03-23-2011, 10:54 PM
Bump.




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romencer17
03-24-2011, 12:17 PM
I heard a jazz rendition of White Rabbit on the radio last week. It was pretty amazing.

EchoStrings
03-24-2011, 04:04 PM
What was with Jefferson Starship? Was that the end of Airplane or something?

Think of it as a 'sequel' band ;)

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I'll be honest, I'm only keen on a few Plane songs:
White Rabbit (of course)
Somebody to Love
We Can Be Together
3/5 of a mile in 10 seconds

hamett91
04-05-2011, 05:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZvK-hVpR7s


The only version where Grace is lead vocal...aka the best version

JammerZice
04-05-2011, 09:05 AM
That was a good version. I suggest to everyone that you click that link ^

hamett91
10-09-2013, 04:42 PM
Anybody listen to The Great Society?