Studio

WELCOME TO THE RECORDING STUDIO!

Here is your chance to step into the studio and discover the sounds that made Jefferson Airplane such a ground breaking band. The discography is here along with noteworthy information on each album. Let the audio clips of classic songs transport you back in time to an era of revolution.


TAKES OFF!

September 1966

RCA Victor – Matthew Katz, Tommy Oliver

Takes Off

1. Blues From An Airplane – (Balin/Spence) 2:13
2. Let Me In – (Balin/Kantner) 3:00
3. Bringing Me Down – (Balin/Kantner) 2:25 [ listen ]
4. It’s No Secret – (Balin) 2:40 [ listen ]
5. Tobacco Road – (Warnick) 3:30 [ listen ]
6. Runnin’ ‘Round This World – (Balin/Kantner) 2:40
7. Come Up The Years – (Balin/Kantner) 2:33
8. Run Around – (Balin/Kantner) 2:40
9. Let’s Get Together – (Powers) 3:35
10. Don’t Slip Away – (Balin/Spence) 2:34
11. Chauffeur Blues – (Melrose) 2:28
12. And I Like It – (Balin/Kaukonen) 3:26

Jefferson Airplane’s debut LP, Takes Off reaches #128 on Billboard’s LP chart, a respectable debut.

All songs on the album are present both in their stereo and mono versions.


SURREALISTIC PILLOW

February 1967

RCA Victor – Rick Jarrard

Surrealistic Pillow

1. She Has Funny Cars – (Balin/Kaukonen)
2. Somebody To Love – (Slick) 2:57 [ listen ]
3. My Best Friend – (Spence) 3:03
4. Today – (Balin/Kantner) 3:00
5. Comin’ Back To Me – (Balin)
6. 3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds – (Balin)
7. D.C.B.A.-25 – (Kantner) 2:40
8. How Do You Feel – (Mastin) 3:35
9. Embryonic Journey – (Kaukonen) 1:52 [ listen ]
10. White Rabbit – (Slick) 2:32 [ listen ]
11. Plastic Fantastic Lover – (Balin) 3:44

Surrealistic Pillow is followed, on April 1, by the single, Somebody to Love, which rockets up the charts reaching #5.

The LP reaches #3, selling 1.5 million copies


AFTER BATHING AT BAXTERS

December 1967

RCA Victor – Al Schmidt

After Bathing at Baxters

1. The Ballad Of You & Me & Pooneil [ listen ] (Kantner) 4:29
2. A Small Package Of Value Will Come To You Shortly – (Blackman) 1:39
3. Young Girl Sunday Blues – (Balin) 3:33 [ listen ]
4. Martha – (Kantner) 3:26
5. Wild Tyme – (Katner) 3:08
6. The Last Wall Of The Castle – (Kaukonen) 2:40
7. Rejoyce – (Slick) 4:01
8. Watch Her Ride – (Kantner) 3:11 [ listen ]
9. Spare Chaynge – (Casady/Dryden/Kaukonen) 9:12
10. Two Heads – (Slick) 3:10
11. Won’t You Try Saturday Afternoon – (Kantner) 5:09

After Bathing at Baxter’s was the group’s attempt to capture what the psychedelic experience sounded and felt like to them from the inside.


CROWN OF CREATION

September 1968

RCA Victor – Al Schmidt

Crown of Creation

1. Lather – (Slick) 2:55 [ listen ]
2. In Time – (Balin/Kantner) 4:10
3. Triad – (Crosby) 4:50
4. Star Trek – (Kaukonen) 3:08
5. Share A Little Joke – (Balin) 3:07
6. Chushingura – (Dryden) 1:16
7. If You Feel – (Balin/Blackman) 3:21
8. Crown Of Creation – (Kantner) 2:53 [ listen ]
9. Ice Cream Phoenix – (Cockey) 3:02
10. Greasy Heart – (Slick) 3:19 [ listen ]
11. The House At Pooneil Corners – (Balin/Kantner) 5:48

Crown of Creation is the second gold album and second-highest charting one, at #6. It is best noted for Grace’s version of Triad, a song about a menage a trois, written by David Crosby.


BLESS ITS POINTED LITTLE HEAD

February 1969

RCA Victor – Al Schmidt

Bless Its Pointed LIttle Head

1. Clergy –
2. 3/5′s Of A Mile In 10 Seconds – (Balin) 4:50
3. Somebody To Love – (Slick) 4:03
4. Fat Angel – (Donovan) 7:35
5. Rock Me Baby – (Traditional) 7:45
6. The Other Side Of This Life – (Neil) 6:45
7. Plastic Fantastic Lover – (Balin) 3:55
9. Turn Out The Lights (Casady/Dryden/Kantner/Kaukonen/Slick) 1:21
10. Bear Melt – (Casady/Dryden/Kantner/Kaukonen/Slick) 11:21

Recorded Live: October 24-26, 1968 at the Fillmore West and November 28-30, 1968 at the Fillmore East


VOLUNTEERS

November 1969

RCA Victor – Al Schmidt

Volunteers

1. We Can Be Together – (Kantner) 5:48
2. Good Shepherd – (Kaukonen/Traditional) 4:21
3. The Farm – (Blackman/Kantner) 3:15
4. Hey Fredrick – (Slick) 8:26
5. Turn My Life Down – (Kaukonen) 2:54
6. Wooden Ships- (Crosby/Kantner/Stills) 5:52 [ listen ]
7. Eskimo Blue Day – (Kantner/Slick) 6:31
8. A Song For All Seasons – (Dryden) 3:28
9. Meadowlands
10. Volunteers – (Balin/Kantner) 2:02 [ listen ]

Volunteers takes a more overtly political stance. RCA holds up the release for weeks to get the band to change the lyric “Up against the wall, motherfucker!” but the band refuses to budge.


THE WORST OF JEFFERSON AIRPLANE

November 1970

RCA Victor – Bill Thompson & Pat Ieraci

The Worst of Jefferson Airplane

1. It’s No Secret – (Balin) 2:40
2. Blues From An Airplane – (Balin/Spence) 2:13
3. Somebody To Love – (Slick) 2:57
4. Today – (Balin/Kantner) 3:00
5. White Rabbit – (Slick) 2:32
6. Embryonic Journey – (Kaukonen) 1:52
7. Martha – (Kantner) 3:26
8. The Ballad Of You & Me & Pooneil – (Kantner) 4:29
9. Crown Of Creation – (Kantner) 2:53
10. Chushingura – (Dryden) 1:16
11. Lather – (Slick) 2:55
12. Plastic Fantastic Lover – (Balin) 3:44
13. Good Shepherd – (Kaukonen/Traditional) 4:21
14. We Can Be Together – (Kantner) 5:48
15. Volunteers – (Balin/Kantner) 2:02

Its smirky title notwithstanding, The Worst of Jefferson Airplane provides a fine recap of the band’s first six albums.


BARK

September 1971

Grunt Records – Jefferson Airplane

Bark

1. When The Earth Moves Again – (Kantner) 3:54 [ listen ]
2. Feel So Good – (Kaukonen) 4:36
3. Crazy Miranda – (Slick) 3:23
4. Pretty As You Feel – (Casady/Covington/Kaukonen) 4:29 [ listen ]
5. Wild Turkey – (Kaukonen) 4:45
6. Law Man – (Slick) 2:42
7. Rock And Roll Island – (Kantner) 3:44
8. Third Week In The Chelsea – (Kaukonen) 4:34
9. Never Argue With A German If You’re Tired Or European Song – (Slick) 4:31
10. Thunk – (Covington) 2:58
11. War Movie – (Kantner) 4:41

The band launches Grunt Records, a group-owned subsidiary of RCA, which is intended as a vehicle for group and solo projects. The first Grunt release is, fittingly, the Airplane’s seventh LP, Bark.


LONG JOHN SILVER

July 1972

Grunt Records – Jefferson Airplane

Long John Silver

1. Long John Silver – (Casady/Slick) 4:25 [ listen ]
2. Aerie (Gang Of Eagles) – (Slick) 3:56
3. Twilight Double Leader – (Kantner) 4:45
4. Milk Train – (Creach/Slick) 3:22
5. Son Of Jesus – (Kantner) 5:30
6. Easter? – (Slick) 4:02
7. Trial By Fire – (Kaukonen) 4:35 [ listen ]
8. Alexander The Medium – (Kantner) 6:40
9. Eat Starch Mom – (Kaukonen/Slick) 4:36

Long John Silver reaches #20, earning a gold record.


THIRTY SECONDS OVER WINTERLAND

April 1973

Grunt Records – Jefferson Airplane

Thirty Seconds Over Winterland

1. Have You Seen The Saucers – (Kantner) 4:12 [ listen ]
2. Feel So Good – (Kaukonen) 11:00
3. Crown of Creation – (Kantner) 3:17
4. When the Earth Moves Again – (Kantner) 4:05
5. Milk Train – (Creach/Slick) 3:54
6. Trial By Fire – (Kaukonen) 4:46
7. Twilight Double Leader – (Kantner) 5:26

Recorded Live:
August, 1972 at Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL
September, 1972 at Winterland, San Francisco, CA


2400 FULTON STREET: AN ANTHOLOGY

March 1987

RCA Victor- Bill Thompson

2400 Fulton Street: An Anthology

1. We Can Be Together – (Kantner) 5:48
2. Crown Of Creation – (Kantner) 2:53
3. Mexico – (Slick) 2:08
4. Wooden Ships – (Crosby/Kantner/Stills) 5:52
5. Rejoyce – (Slick) 4:01
6. Volunteers – (Balin/Kantner) 2:02
7. Have You Seen The Saucers – (Kantner) 4:12
8. Eat Starch Mom – (Kaukonen/Slick) 4:36
9. Pretty As You Feel – (Casady/Covington/Kaukonen) 4:29
10. Martha – (Kantner) 3:26
11. Today – (Balin/Kantner) 3:00
12. Triad – (Crosby) 4:50
13. Third Week In The Chelsea – (Kaukonen) 4:34
14. Good Shepherd – (Kaukonen/Traditional) 4:21
15. Eskimo Blue Day – (Kantner/Slick) 6:31
16. The Levi Commercials

2400 Fulton Street provides a look into the evolution of the group from a mixed electric-acoustic folk rock ensemble, into a high-energy rock band and a most daring psychedelic outfit.


JEFFERSON AIRPLANE LOVES YOU

October 1992

RCA Victor- Paul Williams

Jefferson Airplane Loves You

Disc 1
1. I Specialize In Love – (Balin/Collis) 1:56
2. Go To Her – (Estes/Kantner) 4:05
3. Bringing Me Down – (Balin/Kantner) 2:22
4. Let Me In – (Balin/Kantner) 3:28
5. Chauffer Blues – (Melrose) 2:28
6. Great Society: Free Advice – (Slick) 2:29
7. Somebody To Love – (Slick) 2:58
8. Today – (Balin/Kantner) 3:00
9. Embryonic Journey – (Kaukonen) 1:52
10. White Rabbit – (Slick) 2:33
11. Come Back Baby – (Kaukonen/Traditional) 2:55
12. Other Side Of This Life – (Neil) 8:03
13. Runnin’ ‘Round This World – (Balin/Kantner) 2:30
14. She Has Funny Cars – (Balin/Kaukonen) 3:37
15. High Flyin’ Bird – (Wheeler) 4:03
16. Tobacco Road – (Loudermilk) 3:57
17. Let’s Get Together – (Powers) 4:05
18. White Rabbit – (Slick) 2:23
19. Comin’ Back To Me – (Balin) 7:38
20. Won’t You Try/Saturday Afternoon – (Kantner) 7:01
Disc 2
1. The Ballad Of You & Me & Pooneil – (Kantner) 11:38
2. Things Are Better In The East – (Balin) 3:16
3. Watch Her Ride – (Kantner) 3:15
4. Two Heads (Slick) 3:14
5. Martha – (Kantner) 3:26
6. Don’t Let Me Down – (Balin) 2:54
7. Crown Of Creation – (Kantner) 2:53
8. Lather – (Slick) 2:57
9. In Time – (Balin/Kantner) 4:14
10. House At Pooneil Corners – (Balin/Kantner) 5:51
11. Ribump Ba Bap Dum Dum – (Dryden/Goodwin) 1:32
12. Would You Like A Snack? – (Slick/Zappa) 2:38
13. 3/5 Mile In 10 Seconds – (Balin) 4:45
14. It’s No Secret – (Balin) 3:28
15. Plastic Fantastic Lover – (Balin) 4:24
16. Uncle Sam Blues (Casady/Kaukonen/T 5:27
17. Wooden Ships – (Crosby/Kantner/Stills) 5:52
18. Volunteers – (Balin/Kantner) 2:17
Disc 3
1. We Can Be Together – (Kantner) 6:00
2. Turn My Life Down – (Kaukonen) 2:56
3. Good Shepherd – (Kaukonen/Traditiona) 4:24
4. Hey Fredrick – (Slick) 9:04
5. Emergency – (Balin) 4:36
6. When The Earth Moves Again – (Kantner) 3:55
7. Pretty As You Feel – (Casady/Covington/Kaukonen) 3:09
8. Law Man – (Slick) 2:42
9. Feel So Good – (Kaukonen) 9:23
10. Twilight Double Leader – (Kantner) 4:47
11. Aerie (Gang Of Eagles) – (Slick) 3:55
12. Trial By Fire – (Kaukonen) 4:51
13. Dress Rap/You Wear Your Dress Too Short – (Balin/Slick) 14:00

A three-disc box set loaded with rarities, Jefferson Airplane Loves You is necessary for hardcore fans.