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#41
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
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#42
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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.
#44
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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.
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#47
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 (like what you plug into a wall
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#48
Grace Slick
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#49
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.
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#51
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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.
#52
I really dig the later stuff they did. Long John Silver showed that Jorma could come up with some really good guitar riffs.
#53
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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 didn´t know that!!! ........... 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
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#54
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. That sound really is a journey. Wow.
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#55
I got surrealistic pillow last night, and i must say its amazing
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#57
Quote by TheHeartbreaker
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
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#58
grace slick is an outstanding singer. Somebody to love is an amazing song. that band is great.
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#59
Quote by Highbinder
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


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).
#60
"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.
#64
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.
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#65
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
#66
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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.
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#67
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?

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.
#68
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
#69
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
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I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe
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#71
Quote by TheHeartbreaker
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.
#73
I think the solo tab is in the guitar pro tab on this site, I checked it and it doesn´t sound so good, but that normal for guitar pro tabs.....

I have Jefferson Airplane´s Live at Fillmore East, it´s a good CD, though after 10 songs it gets a bit boring.
Embryonic Journey is a great song, I´ll 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.....
#75
What was with Jefferson Starship? Was that the end of Airplane or something?
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#80
I heard a jazz rendition of White Rabbit on the radio last week. It was pretty amazing.
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