plasticfantastic wrote:oldblue wrote:fate may explain it's genesis but still what was it. i kind of believe it's all tied up in e=mc2
Wait a second.... Energy equals the square of mass times the speed of light? How did the theory of relativity come into this? Sorry, did I miss something, because this thread seems to have lost me...
Susan Butcher wrote: But it does not have that spirit of exploration I associate with West Coast groups. You can't really improvise a Broadway show.
usedtobebabson wrote:As for the San Francisco Sound this talk is over my head. I don't think that The Airplane, QMS, Big Brother & the Holding Company or The Greatful Dead had any "Sound" that was unique enough to limit it to that area. I would lean toward the improvisation angle, but that to, was not local to the San Francisco area.
As for hair - well no one's comparing it to San Francisco Bands. It was a Musical Play for crissake. What it did was inspire a lot of these artist you are talking about. I'm pretty sure the JA members saw it, as they used it as their argument to get "up against the wall mother fucker" on their Volunteers album. So they must have seen it, and obviously Mike Lang and Art Kornfeld saw it, and a lot of other people that probably wouldn't occur to "some" of you.
EmbryonicRabbit68 wrote:They were just too natural, too natural for their own good, and the sleazy seventies swallowed them up. Like krill to the whale that is the music business, sad because the whole motive of the San Francisco sound was against the commercialism of the music business. It's sickening!
Susan Butcher wrote:Do you think perhaps Paul saw "Jesus Christ Superstar"?
I don't really mind that Marty wanted the Airplane to be a big success. Did it seriously compromise the music? I don't think so. Not until the Seventies and Starship.
I have a problem with this attitude that artists and musicians have to do it practically for free. It's hard work!
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