Label: RCA - 82876 53226 2,BMG Heritage - 82876 53226 2 • Format: CD Album, Reissue Brown back cover • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychedelic Rock
It saw the band continuing their development of psychedelic music from their previous album, After Bathing at Baxter's. While failing to eclipse Surrealistic Pillow from a commercial standpoint, the album was a considerable success in comparison to its immediate predecessor, peaking at No. Its two singles "Greasy Heart", released in Aprilfollowed by the title track in November were modest hits on the Hot chart. Prior to recording, the group had their manager and promoter Bill Thompson purchase a large room, three-story, home at Fulton Street directly across from Golden Gate Park in San Francisco where the members would live communally.
The combination of individuals continued the experimentation and visionary lyrical compositions that made them quintessential in the San Francisco psychedelic rock scene. Recording took place in early well into the summer in RCA studios in which the band included distorted sound effects and guitar sections, and tracks enriched in overdubbing.
The Airplane included heavy-rock jams similar to Greasy Heart - Jefferson Airplane - Crown Of Creation live act, and folk-rock compositions, a nod to their work on Surrealistic Pillow. Track arrangements stand as complex and sophisticated further explaining why the band had no hit-ready singles. Sessions were completed in between their commitments, so recording was prolonged since they only had brief periods in which to work. At the time, that was considered as old, and the song references the turning of age and the difficulties of aging in a youth culture.
Throughout, sound effects are dubbed in to coincide with a given lyric. For example, the line "commanding his own tank" is followed by the sound of a tank blast.
Emotions are described with colors opening to a sensual environment. The final stanza seems to reflect " The Chrysalids ", a novel by John Wyndhamthat provided many of the lyrics for the title track. Vocals parallel the ambling bass line and echoing performed by Greasy Heart - Jefferson Airplane - Crown Of Creation . This is also a prime example of the band's vocal harmony, with Marty Balin frequently taking the top harmony. An acoustic guitar is used to create the most mellow of the album's tracks.
The David Crosby -penned " Triad " is the only track not at least partly composed by an Airplane member. This iswhat do you mean you don't want me to play that?
What is he saying that is bad? If two women want to live there, and he wants to live there, who cares? His band wouldn't let him and, yeah, I'll sing it! Jack Casady Nalejvev, Šenkýřko Krásná - Various - Písničky Z Krabičky bass playing had been developed to the point of becoming one of the most distinctive sounds at his position.
It also, again, ponders the topics of love, life, and time. Much of the same concept Comrades - Various - Reds (Rojos) Banda Sonora Original De La Pelicula into the development of the humorous "Share A Little Joke" track.
It is a brief experimental electronic composition that contains no lyrics, but the fuzz distortion is highly associated with acid rock and the After Bathing At Baxter's track "A Small Package of Value Will Come to You, Shortly".
Although brief, "Chushingura" was pioneering in the way it was one of the first to attempt electronic music on a rock album. The B-side of the album begins with a track reminiscent of the group's folk rock compositions from their first two albums. It calls the listener to love whenever and wherever one can and desires.
The title track and second single is one of Paul Kantner 's best-preserved anthems from the band. The song's rhythm had been played by Kantner ever since his military school days and finally makes an appearance on the album.
Its energy reflects the time period in which it was encased. The meaning is supposed to derive from life being created and destroyed through lengths of time, over and over again. Kantner took some phrases from the science-fiction novel The Chrysalids and slightly modified them for the composition. When asked in a interview regarding his use of other's work, Kantner says "I have thousands of influences in literature and find it a turn on to leave a little thing like that for people to find On "Ice Cream Phoenix", the group recorded something different compared to anything else they had performed.
Slick's profound vocals are evident on "Ice Cream Phoenix" which The Beat Goes On (Reprise) - Giant Sand - Cover Magazine on love and how much time one actually has to be able to love another. It expresses the desire to be accepted the way the individual is perceived and not be forced into changing.
It is evident as one of the few tracks on the album to showcase the vocal harmonies and their range unlike on the others where the Airplane focuses on the complexity of their instrumentals. The first single which was released prior to the album, "Greasy Acetate Drums 1 (Prizna Remix) - Bassline Generation - Acetate Drums 1 (Prizna Remix) / Boogie 95 / continues on a similar direction to the social commentary of "Ice Cream Phoenix", except in this instance the only vocals predominant are Slick's.
Slick's lead performance is considered her best since the top ten hit " Somebody to Love ". A piece about pretentious phonies and heavy use of makeup to hide one's true self, Slick actually states the track reflects herself.
Even the basic pronunciation of phrases like "automatic man" which, through its exaggeration, creates a memorable vocal by Slick. Crown of Creation ends with "The House at Pooneil Corners", a moment by moment account of being in a nuclear explosion. There will be no survivor my friend. Suddenly everyone will look surprised.
Stars spinning wheels in the skies. Sun is scrambled in their eyes. The earth will be quiet again It would be the last Jefferson Airplane album to be released in mono and their second and final album to reach the Top Ten, peaking at No. Slick's composition and opening single, "Greasy Heart", stalled at No. The single fell off the charts in three weeks. The album cover artwork featured the band members' images duplicated in slightly different positions.
In the background, there is a mushroom cloud from an atomic explosion courtesy of the USAF. The title track and second single, "Crown of Creation", fared better on the singles chart, but still only reached No.
Thanks to the then-new FM radiothe band received airplay for lengthier tracks and whole albums which kept them relevant, especially in Greasy Heart - Jefferson Airplane - Crown Of Creation counterculture of the US. Crown of Creation was released on compact disc on August 11, Along with the four bonus tracks is a hidden track called "Candy Man".
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Little Dragon Press. Zappa released a song by the same name on Motelswhich is completely unrelated to the Jefferson Airplane track. The melody of that track is from Zappa's "Holiday in Greasy Heart - Jefferson Airplane - Crown Of Creation composition, whereas the Jefferson Airplane track is an original composition.
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