Willie says, "Fat angle for example, Kantner sings, Balin plays bass and Casady plays rhythm, all better than most bands do on their choosen instruments..."
Can anybody verify this somehow? Neither the original L.P., nor the C.D. indicate Casady playing rhythm while Balin plays bass on "Fat Angel".
Willie, uh, what's up with this?
Owlsley- Made the best acid before making the best soundsystems.
Fred Neil- late fifties-early sixties folkie of some influence upon John Sebastian, David Crosby, and Paul Kantner. Wrote "The Other Side of This Life", which sounds hellaciously milder than the blazing version of the Airplane's on BIPLH.
30 Seconds Over Winterland- Wow, other than CROWN OF CREATION & HAVE YOU SEEN THE SAUCERS I try to forget that this is an Airplane album. This band was so fractured by this point that the album is painful listening, for the most part. Plus way too much emphasis on LJS material, which was easily" the worst of Jefferson Airplane".
3/5th's of a Mile in 10 Seconds- smokin intro by Dryden. Frenetic is an understatement. Spencer was such a good, inventive drummer. I'm listening to him now on "BEAR MELT". This band is just so GOOOOD at this point.
Plastic Fantastic Lover- Twice as good as the studio version. Beyond solid backbeat by Dryden/Casady. Band just kicks Marty, who kicks back with an awesome vocal. The "meth"ed up version of this from Woodstock is really quite good, also.
Really a tasty album that I've come to appreciate more and more over the years. Particularly when compared to much of the tripe that passes for "live" recordings. Perhaps "live", but so rehearsed and uniform to bore you to tears. Every song on BILPH is either so radically reworked to barely resemble the studio recording, or is unreleased-and superb to boot-FAT ANGEL, THE OTHER SIDE..., BEAR MELT.
What an ending to a show with BEAR MELT, btw. After the tumult of the monstrous jam closing down, Grace slips back for one quiet verse and ...that's....it. Fini.
"Go Ride the Music"