I do this stuff all the time, love it!I created maybe what would have been the Airplanes album in 1970, if they stuck to recording it after the February '70 sessions(where Mexico and Have You Seen The Saucers came from).Most of it is Blows Against the Empire, with Bark and the Mexico single with Up or Down, song from those sessions.Seeing as a majority of it is Blows Against The Empire, i tried to follow the concept as best as possible, and i also did an album cover, history and credits.(Btw, how do i post pictures I made from my computer, it will only let me post something on the net.)
Album Title: Starship
Release Date: 2nd September 1970
Recording Dates: 16th February - 1st June 1970
Location: Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A
Highest Charting: #4
1.Sunrise(Slick) - 1:54
2.Have You Seen The Saucers?(Kantner) - 3:38
3.Up Or Down(Balin/Peter Kaukonen) - 6:19
4.Mexico(Slick) - 2:06
5.Hijack(Kantner/Slick/Balin) - 8:18
1.Mau Mau(Amerikon)(Kantner/Slick/Covington) - 6:33
2.Feel So Good(Kaukonen) - 4:40
3.Rock and Roll Island(Kantner) - 3:44
4.Have You Seen The Stars Tonite(Kantner/Crosby) - 3:42
5.Starship(Kantner/Slick/Balin) - 7:07
The album began in February 1970 as a follow up to 'Volunteers'.Three songs were put down during the first session, however by then Spencer Dryden was tired of the business and was burnt out, and had no belief in the Airplane anymore, and handed in his resignation.Luckily, within a week Jorma Kaukonen recruited session drummer Joey Covington a fit replacement, and sessions continued.Recording finished at the beginning of June, and tourdates were scheduled within a few days.The new LP, Starship, was released on the 1st September while on tour.However, several shows in Canada due to Grace Slicks unability to perform during October having been impregnated by Paul Kantner.All further dates through October and November were cancelled.During this time, Jorma, Jack, Marty and Joey then went into the studio to begin the following album.Paul and Grace joined in later.
Paul Kantner - Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Vocals
Marty Balin - Lead and Backing Vocals
Grace Slick - Lead and Backing Vocals, Piano
Jorma Kaukonen - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Jack Casady - Bass Guitar
Joey Covington - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Spencer Dryden - Drums(On 'Mexico', 'Up or Down' and 'Have You Seen The Saucers')
David Crosby - Vocals and Guitar
Jerry Garcia - Guitar and Banjo
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