I know the last post on this thread was years ago but I just found them. I could not disagree more with many folks on here. How anybody thought LJS was a weak effort is beyond me. Some of the greatest musicianship on an album. Throw in Papa John's violin and it is a fantastic album. Same holds true for Bark. Remember "Dueling Banjos" from Deliverance... JA gave us dueling violin/guitar on Bark with "Wild Turkey". Bark was extremely unique and they took challenges with tunes such as the capella-like Thunk and Wild Turkey. It was quite obvious at this time with the formation of their own label, GRUNT, the Airplane was flipping the bird at the recording industry and radio. I would say the 70's were very challenging for musicians as the world sunk to disco music and those involved with the Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship stayed true to themselves. Dragonfly was also a solid effort as was Red Octopus. Then they gave us Spitfire with the incredible St. Charles. I really think people are selling the band's efforts in the 70's short. Papa John was solid on each record he appeared on in the 70's and, of course, Marty's return with Caroline on Dragonfly was the 70's. Also, speak of being unique, how about the inclusion of the Pointer Sisters singing along on the song "Fat" on Baron Von Tollbooth & the Chrome Nun! That was a great piece of work. Plain and simple. The band fell apart when Mickey Thomas obviously gained control in the late 80's.