Thursday, 18 June 2020
Jefferson Starship - Earth (1978)
The fourth album from this US band.
The band was a seven piece big band on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, piano, mellotron, moog, synths, keyboards, organ, drums, percussion and vocals.
Two guest musicians provided strings, horns and backing vocals.
Paul Kantner, Marty Balin and Grace Slick was still members of this band. Hence, the backbone of the band was Jefferson Airplane.
There are still some old Jefferson Airplane in their music. But most of the music is pretty commercial rock.
The vocals from the above mentioned three is still loud and clear. Even when they enter a bit of a slick disco terrain.
There are still a lot of psych and folk in their music. The band is indeed visiting the country'n'western genre too on this album.
The lack of any really good songs here makes this album a bit of a downer. Their journeys into slick corporate rock is not good either and the flirtations with disco is pretty horrible.
This is another decent album.... barely a decent album saved by a couple of half-good songs. I see not reason to check out this album.