Here’s an album that represents 3-4 age tests.
From The Stacks: The Mojo Men, “Dance With Me” (Single)
There was a lot swirling around the San Francisco music scene in 1965.
From the Stacks: Jefferson Airplane – Bark
By 1971 Jefferson Airplane wasn’t the same band that played Woodstock. Founding member Marty Balin was gone (for now), as was drummer Spencer Dryden. The band added a violinist, Papa John Creach, […]
The (Kind Of) Complete Woodstock: Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker’s set is another one of those career-defining moments from Woodstock, in this case both for better and worse.
The (Kind Of) Complete Woodstock: Jefferson Airplane
“All right friends, you have seen the heavy groups, now you will see morning maniac music. Believe me, yeah. It’s the new dawn.” It’s eight a.m. Sunday morning when Grace Slick awakens […]
The (Kind Of) Complete Woodstock: Quill
The crowd enjoyed ten hours of rainy silence between Joan Baez closing day one, the “folk” day at Woodstock, and Quill opening the more rock-oriented Saturday performances. They kicked off a day […]
From the Stacks: Crown of Creation
Crown of Creation was Jefferson Airplane’s fourth album, released in 1968. It did well, reaching number six in the US. It’s hippy-dippy, dated, doesn’t really hold up, but that’s not what grabs […]
Deep Brushstrokes: Musician-Painters
In rambling about The Beatles’ White Album I mentioned something along the lines of the band at that point being three great artists and Ringo off in separate corners making art. Coincidentally, […]
13. Never Before Have I Turned On You
Ted Nugent is a bit of a cartoon character today. With his hunting shows, Fox News appearances, and general lack of ability to possess an unspoken thought, he’s either hero or embarrassment to […]