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CROWN OF CREATION

Jefferson Airplane

 

Proto-Prog

3.90 | 129 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars After such a good realease as "After Bathing At Baxter's", can the Airplane deliver another great album ?

One has, of course, to remind that this work was released almost forty years ago (I review this album in December 2006 but will post it later). I can tell you that it is very difficult to judge this type of effort if at the time of release you were not a contemporary (you would need like a time machine to do so). Even if, like me, you are unfortunately 48 years old ! Needless to speak about the youngsters' feeling...

The opener "Lather" is a good psychedelic tune, on par with the best Airplane work (it is also one of the best song of the album). Grace vocals sound as the one of a naughty little girl that has a lot to be forgiven...

At the time of release this might have been a true revolutionary album : flower power, Californian psychedelic etc. Some songs though are a bit dull like "Triad", "Share A Little Joke", "Chushingura" (the poorest number of course. fortunately it last for just over eighty seconds) and "Ice Cream Phoenix".

This album is not as exilarating than its predecessor. Too little memorable tracks for me here. "Crown", "Greasy Heart" are the second and third highlight of this album. Grace is absolutely wonderful in her leading vocals role.

"The House At Pooneil Corners" is a great. It is my fave of the album. A very nice way to close it.

Of course, I am completely biased and under Slick hypnotic influence. She is one of the female singer I prefer (Patti Smith being the other one). Both have "g u t s" (pardon me ladies).

On this studio album there are no Airplane classics to raise the level like "Somebody To Love" or "White Rabbit". Some good tracks (five or six) but that's it. Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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