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jimmie ray

Jefferson Airplane

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Still love this group, even though they seem swept away in the past. This NYC rooftop performance shows they didn't just play hippie music, but introduced elements of somewhat heavy metal and grunge.

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One of those bands encased in Woodstock amber. A few good albums but then Marty Balin turned them into wuss-rockers in the seventies. The less said about Jefferson Starship and even worse, Starship (the horror! the horror!), the better. Like The Doors, they came across as a band mired in '60s dogma. Grace Slick was a damn fine rock and roll singer, that's for sure...what a voice.

 

 

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^ Yep. I've mentioned before, that I'm a huge Hot Tuna fan. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady are an unseparable duo, who instrumentally drove the Airplane. The group's style certainly changed after they split, and not even Grace's voice could save it. I hate that the Starship is what most people think of, in association with them. Thanks, MTV!

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^ Love this song, it's got beautiful lyrics and groove. Grace Slick actually hated it, because she had to sing the word "Baby" 38 times in it.

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Why is it that some DJ's and even musicians refer to the band as "The Jefferson Airplane"? I don't understand how people can get the name wrong

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^ You can hear Jefferson Airplane on the radio? If the stations around here still played them, they could call them whatever they wanted, for all I'm concerned. But they don't.

This is a Donavan song, great for spacing out. So, fly Jefferson Airplane, gets you there on time...

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One of the better hippie bands for sure. Pick up the dvd Fly!, some great old footage, & it can be found for less than $10 US. Grace Slick great vocals, solid band, just some great music of that era.

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^ One of the few music documentaries on DVD that I own. Unfortunately, it seems there is very little decent concert footage of JA available. The camera work and angles pretty much all sucks, mostly shows Grace Slick, and not what the musicians are doing. As Jack Casady is in my top 5 bassists, I want to see what he's up to. Plus he does a funny eyebrows thing, like the Muppet band bassist. 

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^ One of the few music documentaries on DVD that I own. Unfortunately, it seems there is very little decent concert footage of JA available. The camera work and angles pretty much all sucks, mostly shows Grace Slick, and not what the musicians are doing. As Jack Casady is in my top 5 bassists, I want to see what he's up to. Plus he does a funny eyebrows thing, like the Muppet band bassist. 

I agree that the camera work is not that good on the dvd, but you get complete live versions of some great tunes by JA.

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Just found this, for the first time. Hot Tuna, Papa John Creach, and lots of eyebrow action!

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Just found this, for the first time. Hot Tuna, Papa John Creach, and lots of eyebrow action!

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On 9/7/2015 at 2:58 PM, jimmie ray said:

 

Still love this group, even though they seem swept away in the past. This NYC rooftop performance shows they didn't just play hippie music, but introduced elements of somewhat heavy metal and grunge.

Grace Slick was a pioneer; one of the first woman to front a rock band and write many of the songs.  

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The thread is for Airplane, not Starship, the inferior version.

Sad news for sure, founding member of the band.

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Didnt mean to get your panties in a wad Jr . and there's a superior version? LOL 

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Been listening to Jefferson Airplane , Jefferson Starship with Kantner off and on all day . I actually feel gutted by Kantners passing. RIP

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