Unfortunately, it is too short just over two minutes. Several side projects including Hot Tuna and Kantner's sci-fi epic that would arguably become the first Jefferson Starship record began to eat away at the fabric of the band, and they would quietly fade away less than three years later. To me this Album was the definition of Proto-Prog. They are a cover of Wooden Ships although cover may be incorrect because Paul Kantner added some lyrics to this and is credited with writing the song as well as David Crosby and Steven Stills. The addition of Young during the Woodstock version of this song is by far the best I know but I haven't heard the one of the reamastered version of this album. Guest musicians included on pedal steel guitar, veteran session pianist , future Airplane drummer Joey Covington on percussion, and. The spelling, Amerika, usually references both German fascism and the.
He claims the band was not political and only commenting on what it saw. After two such great tracks, there was hope for another good album, but sadly the folk-country spirit returns and the album ends in a tailspin, with a sub-par title track even if it oozes rebellious revolution, it is a noisy intended of course call to rise and protest. It's one reason they are remembered so fondly after so many decades. This number is rather complex and the rhythm is at times truly wild. Much has been made of the smattering of four-letter words and biting anti-Vietnam, anti- administration themes spread liberally throughout 'Volunteers'. Whatever currents were tossing them about in the chaos of this period, and it was very chaotic in the band, they managed to deliver what might be their finest work. This would also be the last song Paul Kantner and Marty Balin would collaborate on thanks to the numerous lineup changes that would begin following the album's release.
Even if I do not appreciate this album as much as the previous ones, please be assured I am in a minority, even if I still call this album highly influential Posted Thursday, July 27, 2006 Review 84892 The Jefferson Airplane in short two years had released 4 previous studio albums and one live one before this. It's a heavy rocker, and one of the Airplane's finest -- and easily most underrated -- singles. It has a completely different kind of musical break and solo that returns to the song for one final verse. Commercial use of such material is prohibited. I like this album very much.
Something I really enjoy is Jorma Kaukonen´s quite fierce guitar playing. Anyway this song is really a mini epic. The third song is a cute little country song with Jerry Garcia playing pedal steel guitar. In 1969, this was quite a revolutionary number : a protest song, really. The vocals are powerful and biting as ever and the musicianship is overall excellent. If someone wanted to get just one Airplane album I'd still push them toward Surrealistic Pillow or Baxters.
If you want to get to heaven Over on the other shore Stay out of the way of the blood-stained bandit Oh good shepherd Feed my sheep One for Paul One for Silas One for to make my heart rejoice Can't you hear my lambs acallin Oh good shepherd Feed my sheep If you want to get to heaven Over on the other shore Stay out of the way of the long-tongue liar Oh good shepherd Feed my sheep If you want to get to heaven Over on the other shore Stay out of the way of the gun shot devil Oh good shepherd Feed my sheep Traditional - Arranged J. Turn My Life Down 2:57 6. Grace Slick sings more beautifully than ever with great technical mastery and lyricism. The lyrics are generally very political anti-Vietnam, anti-authority. There's a Riot Going on: Revolutionaries, Rock Stars, and the Rise and Fall of the '60s. It is a very powerful song : on top of Grace who is just fabulous we get loads of guitars displayed here.
Stephen and Paul contributed for the lyrics while Graham wrote the music. Either go away or go all the way in Look at what you hold Come back down on a spear of silence When it flies You go on through You come on through Thr rediculous no Oh no One more pair of Loving eyes look down on you Sheets and a pillow How old will you have to be before you Stop believing That those eyes will look down on you That way forever There you sit mouth wide open Animals nipping at your sides On wire wheels the four stroke man Opens wide The marching sound The constant ride On the gasket is mine All mine One more pair of Wire wheels bear down on you Gear stripping the willow How many machine men will you see before you Stop believing that speed Will slide down on you Like brakes in bad weather © 1969 Mole Music Co. Snow cuts loose from the frozen Until it joins with the African sea In moving it changes its cold and its name The reason I come and go is the same Animal game for me You call it rain But the human name Doesn't mean shit to a tree If you don't mind heat in your river and Fork tongue talking from me Swim like an eel fantastic snake Take my love when it's free Electric feel with me You call it loud But the human crowd Doesn't mean shit to a tree Change the strings and notes slide Change the bridge and string shift down Shift the notes and bride sings Fire eating people Rising toys of the sun Energy dies without body warm Icicles ruin your gun Water my roots the natural thing Natural spring to the sea Sulphur springs make my body float Like a ship made of logs from a tree Redwoods talk to me Say it plainly The human name Doesn't mean shit to a tree Snow called water going violent Damn the end of the stream Too much cold in one place breaks That's why you might know what I mean Consider how small you are Compared to your scream The human dream Doesn't mean shit to a tree © 1969 Iceberg Co. Scrivere al per qualsiasi osservazione. Still, vocal performances and Kaukonen's solo guitar parts heard on this album rank among their best ever. The vocals are inspired about this sad little introspective song.
Nothing really essential in the bonus tracks, but interesting to notice the speeded-up Somebody, the updated Plastic Lover and the extended Wooden Ships. This is the blues of Honky Tonks and trains yet Jorma finds a way to bridge that with the present decade. Strong psyche and rocking number. I think it is a good way to approach the band. Most of this would be considered quite tame today, but in fact the band had faced censorship by their own label for less egregious lyrics on their first studio release less than four years prior. Oh my what a start! The Airplane, Paul Kantner in particular, had become a political animal.
Today, it is almost possible to reconstruct their whole set which I did. Title Writer s Quadraphonic Mix Length Length 1. The album's original title was Volunteers of Amerika, spoofing , a religious charity similar to the. But while the Dead were happy to keep the lyrical themes mostly wide-eyed and road-ramblin', Kantner was getting angry and serving up plenty of good lefty rhetoric as noted at the top. The music is rock with some psychadelic elements.
Still an Album worth noting in the history of the whole thing. Recording, copying, distribution of any media is possible only upon special consent from the Rightholder. The album starts off with one of the more angry songs entitled We Can Be Together. There is no us and them. Graces voice soars on this song as well.