March 20, 2012

Jefferson Airplane - Embryonic Journey (1967)

By the end of the summer in 1966, Jefferson Airplane’s pregnant singer, Signe Toly Anderson, was expecting her first child. Combined with the hostility toward her husband from her bandmates, she wanted out. Luckily for her, when the group was formed, she had a clause inserted into her contract that would allow her to break away from the group for any reason (which she had put in due to her distrust of then manager, Matthew Katz). In late 1966, Anderson parted with the group and what remained of Jefferson Airplane persuaded Grace Slick, of The Great Society, to take her place.

When Slick departed with The Great Society, she took with her two songs: “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love,” both of which became enormous hits. Both songs also appeared on the group’s second album, Surrealistic Pillow, which also featured this song. This song was written by the group’s guitarist, Jorma Kaukonen, in 1962 and was added to the album at the insistence of the other members. Though I've never watched the show, you may recognize this song from the last episode of the television show Friends.

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Jefferson Airplane - Embryonic Journey (1967)

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