Monday, November 30, 2020

Crown of Creation

One of my favorite songs at the time.  Revolutionary Rock, I thought I was one of the true ones. I was just a suburban hippie.

Notes: Jorma Kaukonen was a fabulous guitarist that never quite fit with this.  He was a blues and country guitarist, which does not show much in any of the Airplane's music. He was learning the new acid rock style and seems to be playing fast and fascinating things that don't complement what everyone else is doing that much.  As time went on he kept working with some of them and it all came together in Hot Tuna.  He still plays now, and in fact is doing weekly quarantine concerts with...

Jack Casaday, an inventive bass player with whom he has played throughout his career in one band or another.

Notice that the 60s style still automatically defaulted to harmony even for revolutionaries who were rejecting everything, as here.


RichardJohnson said...

I thought I was one of the true ones. I was just a suburban hippie.

As we all were. It could have been worse. You could have been a Coca Cola Cowboy.
Ah, New England and cowboy/country music. The folkies disdained it, in spite of its being music of the people. But they weren't the right people, doncha' know. The folkies going on to college disdained it because its adherents largely came from the not-going-to-college crowd.

Sam L. said...

I've always liked Grace and the Jefferson Airplane.