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Jefferson Airplane



3.12 | 11 ratings

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the philosopher
3 stars This could be a nice introduction record to Jefferson Airplane, which is one of the bands associated with the west coast psychedelic movement together with the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, United States of America, The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Love and It's a Beautiful Day. The basic sound of Jefferson Airplane is rooted within folk and bluesrock with some slightly psychedelic effects. The band plays these styles with a great amount of enthousiasm which is especially hearable within the many multivocal parts. This collection covers Jefferson Airplane's most succesful period from Jefferson Airplane takes Off to Volunteers. The songs come forth in a chronically following.

Because Jefferson Airplane did change a lot in songwriting, but far less in sound, this compilation listens like a studio record. That makes this compilation a lot better then most others. Further it contains their greatest hits "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit" and a good selection of less known songs. My favourite songs seem to come from the "Crown of Creation" record with its titlesong, the instrumental (and by far the most psychedelic of this record) "Chusingura" and "Lather" (an artrock song with lots of added sound effects like typing, explosions, etc., etc.).

This record is a nice buy for those who are not welknown to Jefferson Airplane. It's however not progressive and should not be tried by prog purists and the like. 3,5 stars.

the philosopher | 3/5 |


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