DonRico1967 wrote:willie wrote:Fat angle for example, Kantner sings, Balin plays bass and Casady plays rhythm, all better...
I never knew that JA switched instruments like that before!
Where did you get this informatioinc?
I sent an e-mail to Jeff Tamarkin, he should know I thought. He did, rather embarassingly the reply pointed me to Tamarkins book 'Got a revolution', the same book I got the e-mail address from.
Anyhow, there it is page 182...........
Fat Angel, the Donovan-penned song that included the by-then oft-quoted 'fly Jefferson Airplane' reference, had been a staple of the Airplane's shows since they'd heard it two years earlier. Now transformed into a raga-like excursion through mysterious psychic lands, it was a highlight of Airplane shows and an unusual number in that Marty strapped on Jack's Guild Starfire II bass and Jack switched over to a Fender Telecaster to play rhythm guitar. Paul, who sang the song, spent most of it coaxing drone sounds out of his Rickenbacker 12-string while Jorma played an exotic lead. The live album was a perfect home for "Fat Angel,"and a seven-and-a-half-minute take was culled from the Fillmore East tapes.