Label: RCA Victor - AYK1-3797 • Series: Best Buy Series • Format: Cassette Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock
Crown of Creation appeared ten months after their last album, After Bathing at Baxter'sand it doesn't take the same kind of leap forward that Baxter's did from Surrealistic Pillow. Indeed, in many ways, Crown of Creation is Ateik - Vairas - Karaliai Be Karūnų: 2000-ųjų Kolekcija more conservative album stylistically, opening with "Lather," a Grace Slick original that was one of the group's very last forays and certainly their last prominent one into a folk idiom.
Much of what follows is a lot more based in electric rock, as well as steeped in elements of science fiction specifically author John Wyndham's book The Chrysalids in several places, but Crown of Creation was still deliberately more accessible musically than its predecessor, even as the playing became more bold and daring within more traditional song structures. Jack Casady by this time had developed one of the most prominent and distinctive bass sounds in American rock, as identifiable if not quite as bracing as John Entwistle 's was with the Whoas demonstrated on "In Time," "Star Track," "Share a Little Joke," "If You Feel" where he's practically a second lead instrumentand the title song, and Jorma Kaukonen 's slashing, angular guitar attack was continually surprising as his snaking lead guitar parts wended their way through "Star Track" and "Share a Little Joke.
The overall album captured the group's rapidly evolving, very heavy live sound within the confines of some fairly traditional song structures, and left ample room for Slick and Marty Balin to express themselves vocally, with Balin turning in one of his most heartfelt and moving performances on "If You Feel. It didn't work percent of the time, but it Lather - Jefferson Airplane - Crown Of Creation for a shattering finish to the album.
Grace Slick. Jefferson Airplane. In Time. David Crosby. Star Track. Jorma Kaukonen. Share a Little Joke. Marty Balin. Spencer Dryden. If You Feel. Crown of Creation. Paul Kantner. Ice Cream Phoenix.
Greasy Heart. The House at Pooneil Corners. Lather Grace Slick. Triad David Crosby. Star Track Jorma Kaukonen. Share a Little Joke Marty Balin. Chushingura Spencer Dryden. Crown of Creation Paul Kantner. Greasy Heart Lather - Jefferson Airplane - Crown Of Creation Slick.
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