Saturday 2 May 2020

Jefferson Airplane - Long John Silver (1972)

The seventh album from this US band.

The band was a seven piece big band with a lineup of violin, bass, drums, guitars, tambourine, piano and vocals.

This is the final proper Jefferson Airplane album. Another album with Grace Slick and two other members followed the year after and a rather tame comeback album was released in 1989.
I am not going to review those two albums.

The band still had the good old Jefferson Airplane sound on this album. That means three vocalists with Grace Slick doing most of the vocals.

There is also a strong hippie feel over this album, well after the end of the hippie era. This band, Neil Young and Crosby, Stills & Nash kept that sound alive.

There are some rockers on this albums too. Some rather hard rockers.

There are some Americana songs here too and those are rather good too.

The quality is a bit of a lost cause here as most of these songs are decent to good. There is no outstanding tracks here too and I get the feeling that the band was coming to an end. And it was.

Jefferson Airplane is an important band and should be included in everyone's journey through pop, prog and rock.

2.5 points

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