Wednesday 5 February 2020

Jefferson Airplane - Takes Off (1966)

The debut album from this US band.

The band was a sextet with a lineup of drums, guitars, percussion, bass and vocals.

This band is a legendary band from the west-coast of USA and I have got a handful of their albums.... if not all eight of them. Albums I will review this year and then follow up these ones with reviews of the Jefferson Starship albums.

The band had yet to get Grace Slick on board. But all the others associated with this band is present on this album.

The music is a mix of folk rock, psych rock and a lot of beat music. The Byrds is an obvious reference.

I have been advised that this album is pretty innocent and does not really has the psych rock and sarcastic bite the following albums has.

There is a cover of the much used traditional Tobacco Road song here. A song nicely fitting into this folk rock beat album.

The vocals are really good here and the best thing about the album. There are some nice playing too. Nevertheless, this album never really becomes any better than decent. It is not an album worthy checking out.

2 points

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