Monday, December 21, 2009

Jefferson Airplane - Bark (1971)
"It is hard to believe that upon its release in 1971, Bark was poorly reviewed. In retrospect, its musical closeness to Jefferson Airplane's earlier work, especially 1969's Volunteers, is striking. "When the Earth Moves Again" is a collective, anthemic song in the same mould and of the same quality as "We Can Be Together," and "Crazy Miranda" is clearly by the author of "rejoyce." What makes Bark special is the move of Slick and the astonishingly under-valued Jorma Kaukonen to the foreground and the new casual, almost frayed approach to performing and recording. Also new is a shift away from the already-qualified counter-culture sentiments of Volunteers towards a more resigned, knowing worldview: "Third Week in the Chelsea" is painful in its directness, but gorgeous in its craftsmanship and execution; Slick's "Law Man" projects a tired, slightly annoyed, spirit that Slick could tap into so well. New to the band was the funky and sensual punch of tunes like "Feel So Good" and "Pretty As You Feel," which project a randy-to-sultry adult sexuality absent from their more whimsical "love" songs of the '60s. Confirms that the early '70s were the high water mark for the extended Airplane family." (toolshed

1. When The Earth Moves Again
2. Feel So Good
3. Crazy Miranda
4. Pretty As You Feel
5. Wild Turkey
6. Law Man
7. Rock and Roll Island
8. Third Week In The Chelsea
9. Never Argue with a German If You're Tired or European Song
10. Thunk
11. War Movie

Paul Kantner - Vocals, Guitar
Jorma Kaukonen - Vocals, Guitar
Grace Slick - Vocals Piano
Joey Covington - Vocals, Drums
Papa John Creach - Violin
Jack Casady - Bass


Part 1__Part 2

Bye and Merry Christmas to all!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

10:56 AM, December 22, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello anon!

3:34 PM, December 22, 2009  
Blogger The Bomber said...

Merry Christmas man ! !

all the best!

(from mza-acid blog)

8:20 AM, December 24, 2009  
Blogger Sergey said...

Merry Christmas brother!
Many good music! Thanx a lot for greater work!

5:18 PM, December 24, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Merry Christmas Pablo & Sergey!

10:28 AM, December 25, 2009  
Blogger aidanwylde said...

Hi there. Many thanks for the bootleg 'Shoot Out the Lights': my wife gave me the 33-1/3 book about that album for Christmas. I have most early Stones (other stuff), and would be happy to send you the best of the early years (better than the Decca thing). I look forward to sampling some esoteric prog stuff when time allows. Drop me a line and I'll be glad to send you whatever you'd like.

6:23 PM, December 25, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello aidanwylde! Thanks for the offer but really I have more music than I know what to do with. I have tons of early Stones I really enjoy their older stuff from the 60's to the very early 70's. Happy New Year!

4:22 PM, December 28, 2009  
Blogger Fran Solo said...

Hola GarColga, hace tiempo que no pasaba por tu blog, sigue siendo de ¡los mejores sin discusión!
Quisiera compartir algo par tu blog.
Escríbeme o dame tu correo;

¡Feliz año nuevo! / Happy new year!

7:22 PM, December 29, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello Fran Solo, Happy New Year! You can click on my profile to get my email address!

7:38 PM, December 29, 2009  

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