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The ultimate song?

Postby willie on Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:51 pm

I'm fairly new to JA and am OBSESSED! got the book, bought the t-shirt etc. I'm convinced Aerie (gang of eagles) is the greatest song ever, perfect in every way. What other favourites are there?
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Postby Chasin'Destiny on Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:45 pm

1st there is White Rabbits !
That's my all time winner of JA.
That version from the Fly JA DVD.

2nd it's Ballad of you & me & Pooneil
Again from the DVD Fly JA.
That thing got the right rhythm....

The versions of Lather & Crown of Creation
on this DVD are a bit special,
Grace did some black make-up on her face,
and that BlackPanther thing on the end.

Yes, for me is that DVD the best you can get !
And there is some info on the DVD, some pictures.
Sound & Picture quality is 1000% OK!
Feed your head = by watching the show & hearing.
It's because i like to see the great sounds of JA.
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Hmmmmmm...

Postby jimmie ray on Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:54 am

I've been digging "Go to Her" (not originally on any of their albums)and "Fat Angel" (Donovan's song) lately.
But "3/5 of a Mile in 10 seconds" really has it all?
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Postby Diane on Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:24 pm

Lately I've been diggin their live stuff. ATM I (like above) am really into "Fat Angel" and the version of "Plastic Fantastic Lover" on BIPLH.

OOO I almost forgot "Uncle Sam Blues". Killer song!
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Postby Steve on Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:49 pm

Funny you should pick Airee. Great song from the highly under rated Long John Silver LP.
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Postby RememberWhat theDarmaSays on Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:53 pm

Of course, there is "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit." Everyone would probably mention the previous two. I would also like to throw out there: "Martha," "Lather," "Two Heads," "We Should Be Together," and "Crown of Creation" as some of my favorites.
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Postby freakmeout on Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:02 pm

My personal favorites are "The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil" (live long version on Baxter's bonus tracks) and "We Can Be Together".

Songs that REALLY let everyone in the band show off what they can do, and with fantastic results!
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Postby Murf on Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:10 pm

house at pooneil corners: just finished watching the dvd while drinking a full bottle of wine - absolutely wonderful - the song and the wine! White Rabbit, however, is THE song of the sixties, from anyone, as far as I am concerned.
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Postby willie on Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:56 pm

No firm concensus then. And no mention of wooden Ships with the songwriting brilliance of Crosby and Stills. But thanks for your views, I'm going straight out and getting myself something LIVE.
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Getting it...

Postby jimmie ray on Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:52 am

Sounds like a plan!
Do most music stores even have a JA section, these days?
It's good times now - I can see the light!
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Postby willie on Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:09 pm

Sounds like a plan!
Do most music stores even have a JA section, these days?

that was a figurative 'going straight out' I should have said 'spend even more time on the internet buying stuff'
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Postby Rüdi on Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:29 am

By now, my favorites are:

- 3/5 of a mile (from Bless its pointed little head)
- Somebody to love (from Surrrealistic Pillow)
- Saturday/Wont you try (from the Woodstock gig)
- Today (from Surr. Pillow)
- High flyin Bird (Live at Monterey especially on DVD)

But I haven´t still listen to Bathing at Baxters, Volunteers (like wooden ships perhaps), Mexico?, Bark, Takes off.
Exciting what I will find there.
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Postby Dormouse on Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:30 pm

Rüdi wrote:But I haven´t still listen to Bathing at Baxters, Volunteers (like wooden ships perhaps), Mexico?, Bark, Takes off.
Exciting what I will find there.


You have a bright future ahead of you!! I hope you will really enjoy those albums. Baxter's is the epitome of the Airplane for me :D .
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Postby goodshepherd90 on Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:24 pm

Well I can't just pick ONE ultimate song 8) ...............


1. Eat Starch Mom
2. Law Man
3. Long John Silver
4. Trial By Fire
5. Ice Cream Phoenix
6. Feel So Good (Live Version)
7. Milk Train
8. Eskimo Blue Day
9. Crazy Miranda
10. Third Week In The Chelsea

Big fan of later period Airplane....as well as Jorma Kaukonen's songwriting.......and I'd throw Wild Turkey in if I wanted to have a top 11.
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Postby DonRico1967 on Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:28 pm

I am thinking maybe "Mexico"--

-- Except it is under 2 minutes in length and there is just not enough SONG!!!

-- And not only but also-- Marty is conspicuous in his absence!!!
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