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CROWN OF CREATION

Jefferson Airplane

 

Proto-Prog

3.90 | 129 ratings

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Seyo
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5 stars The third masterpiece in a row, but actually more 4,5 than full 5!

Well, I may be biased because I am a fan of JA, but "Crown of Creation" blew me out from the moment I heard the opener "Lather". Dedicated to drummer Dryden for his 30th birthday, this song brings psychedelic shivers with elegic and sad mood on the theme of passing youth and entering the "adult world". Grace's vocal is simply brilliant. The closer "House at Pooneil Corners" is pshychedelic masterpiece with heavy and menacing, dark rhythm - one of sadly overlooked track in many later anthologies.

After the experimentation on the previous album, The Airplane returned to a song- structured record, but kept interest in psychedelic/folk rock fusion and exploration of "revolutionary" and alternative themes in the globally dark year of 1968. The result is perhaps the best produced and the most creative album in their entire career. There is practically not a weak moment on this album, although David Crosby's free love statement in "Triad", Balin's aching tenor in "Share a Little Joke", and amazingly crafted Kantner-Slick songs "If You Feel", "Greasy Heart" and the title track are hightlights.

Excellent album from start to finish and even if you are not fan of Californian acid music scene or this band in particular, try to listen at least "Crown of Creation".

Seyo | 5/5 |

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